Stirling, Scotland

It was a really nice living arrangement because there were other people who were from other countries and it helped me to meet other people other than Americans. It was very fun! On campus and in the middle of everything that was going on campus.

Participant in Stirling, Scotland


Program Calendars

Stirling, Scotland | 2017 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2015 Early Admission Period Begins
September 1, 2016 Position Hold Refund Deadline | Regular Admission Period Begins
October 1 Application Deadline
November 1 Balance Due Deadline
December 25 Cancellation Deadline
Program Dates
January 13, 2017 Departure from the US
January 14 Arrival in Stirling (all students)
Move into housing
January 15 Mandatory orientation | Registration
January 16 Courses begin
January 28 - 29 Overnight field trip—Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands
February 20 - 24 Mid-semester reading period
April 7 Courses end
April 8 Field trip—St Andrews: Castle Campbell and its medieval town
April 14 Good Friday—no classes
April 17 Easter Monday—no classes
April 24 - May 12 Final examination period
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

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.

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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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