Stirling, Scotland

I selected Stirling because of its rich history as a fortress city and its central location in Scotland, where the Highlands and Lowlands meet. I want to see all there is to see… and maybe preface a Scottish accent while I'm at it.

Joshua Elliott
University of Nevada

Participant in Stirling, Scotland


Program Calendars

Stirling, Scotland | 2017-18 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
February 15, 2017 Fall Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
March 15 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
April 15 Fall Balance Due Deadline
August 1 Spring Confirmation Deposit Due/Refund Deadline
August 19 Fall Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
November 1 Spring Balance Due Deadline
December 23 Spring Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
September 8, 2017 Departure from the US
September 9 Arrival in Stirling (all students)
Move into housing
September 10 Mandatory orientation | Registration
September 11 Fall courses begin
September TBD Field trip*—Scottish Borders: Melrose, Abbotsford and Rosslyn
October TBD Overnight field trip*—Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands
October 23 - 27 Mid-semester reading period
December 1 Fall courses end
December 7 - 15 Fall final examination period
December 16 Holiday break begins
January 15, 2018 Spring courses begin
January TBD Field trip*—St Andrews: Castle Campbell and its medieval town
February 19 - 23 Mid-semester reading period
March 30 Good Friday - no classes
April 2 Easter Monday - no classes
April TBD Overnight field trip*—Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands
April 6 Spring courses end
April 23 - May 11 Spring final examination period
May 8 - June 2 Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
Late May to early June Move out of housing (refer to your housing contract)
Open return Students establish their own date of return
* Yearlong students have one day trip per semester and one overnight trip in either the fall or the spring semester included in your program fees.

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines.

USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time. If a program fills earlier than anticipated, USAC may move up the position hold payment deadline date to secure students’ placement in the program.

The host university may update program dates and/or field trips at any time; these changes are often outside USAC’s control as dates are set by the host university. USAC does its best to estimate these dates ahead of time and to keep it as up-to-date as possible. Many times, updated calendar dates are included in your host university acceptance letter. We update these as quickly as possible and as often as needed; refer back to this calendar for the most current dates.

Quick Details

2017-18 App. Cycle

Spring: Open

2018-19 App. Cycle

Fall/Yearlong: Application opens 9/1


Minimum GPA: 3.0

Minimum class standing: Junior (strong Sophomore applications will be considered)

Open to degree-seeking students currently attending 4-year institutions

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