Students participating in the three-week summer study program at Heriot-Watt will be based at the university’s Scottish Borders campus in Galashiels. The Scottish Borders, the heart of the world-famous Scottish textile industry and only a short hour’s drive away from Edinburgh, are renowned for unique practices in textiles and the manufacture of luxury fabrics. World Endeavors offers two available programs, each focused on providing insight into the history and practices of Scottish textiles. Programs include visits to local textile mills as well as excursions throughout Galashiels and Edinburgh.
Heriot-Watt is a perfect fit for students interested in gaining real-life, hands-on experience in their field of study while living in an exciting, world-class city. The university offers a wide range of available academic fields as well as a variety of on-campus clubs and activities. Visiting students have the opportunity to experience the university’s world-renowned teaching facilities during their time on campus, including the longest screen printing table in Europe at the School of Textiles & Design.
Nestled in the Scottish lowlands on the south coast of the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh is an ancient and cosmopolitan city surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe. As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is home to many important sites from the country’s history, including ancient Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish Parliament, and an abundance of historic churches, burial grounds, and monuments. But this is not a city stuck in the past; today’s Edinburgh is sophisticated and lively. The annual Edinburgh International Festival, which includes events in theater, dance, opera, music, and visual arts, is one of the biggest arts events in Europe. Whether or not there’s a major event happening in town, it’s always easy to find good food, interesting shops, and fun neighborhood pubs, and students who come to Edinburgh never run out of new things to see and do.
“While I didn’t stay in Scotland long, I immediately felt at home there, and definitely struggled with leaving. The rugged beauty of the land is invigorating and peaceful at once; the people are incredibly welcoming and love to share stories of their day to day lives, as well as their history. I found in Scotland a happiness I didn’t know existed, and yearn to return every day.”
- Nyssa, Program Advisor
Students have the opportunity to choose between two available programs: the Scottish Textiles Study Tour or Fashion Events Promotion Internship program. Both programs include two weeks of workshops, seminars, tutorials, and excursions that are followed by off-campus opportunities in either London or Edinburgh.
Scottish Textiles Study Tour
Connect with the latest in high-end textile production and luxury fashion labels in Scotland as well as on a study tour in London. This program is available in knit, print, weave, or fashion product development and provides hands-on construction experience; you will receive 6 U.S. credits for the completion of the course.
Fashion Events Promotion Internship
Interact with various aspects of the fashion industry, such as textiles, photography, and fashion product development, and put your new knowledge to good use planning and delivering a high-end fashion event. You will participate in an internship in Edinburgh and receive 6 U.S. credits for the completion of the course.
The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.
Students participating in the summer program will live and study at the recently refurbished Scottish Borders Campus. Single bedrooms are provided and include a private bathroom. Accommodations are centrally-located on campus and include wireless internet access.
July 4 – July 24, 2016
-Application Deadline: April 15, 2016
Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.
|Summer Study In Scotland (Heriot-Watt University)||$5,490|
- Tuition: 6 credits
- Onsite coordinator
- Academic transcript from Heriot-Watt University
- Student housing accommodations
- Onsite orientation
- Travel medical insurance
- Visa support
- Student services and learning support
- Airport pick-up and welcome
- Pre-departure guidance and handbook
- Cell phone rental
- 24/7 emergency phone support
- Re-entry support and alumni services
OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS
- Round-trip transportation to Edinburgh
- Visa expenses
- Optional trips and excursions
- Textbooks and other course materials
- Daily transportation
- Personal expenses
Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful.
For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.
Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. We recommend that applications be submitted prior to the program application deadline. If your intended program's deadline has passed, contact World Endeavors for more information.