Faculty Led Program
A Summer of Psychology
University of Stirling, Scotland
University of Stirling
Of the many reasons students come to Stirling, such as academic reputation and research standards, one factor is always cited: the outstanding beauty of the University's Stirling campus.
The campus-based University of Stirling was founded by Royal Charter in 1967 on the historic Airthrey Estate, close to Bridge of Allan and two miles from the Royal Burgh of Stirling. The University's location and history make Stirling that bit different from other UK universities. Since 1967 we have grown considerably and we now also have Highland and Western Isles Campuses.
The Stirling Area
Stirling was the ancient capital of Scotland and is also home to many historic sites and monuments. Building on its historic foundations to create an exciting mix of the old and new, Stirling has a thriving centre and a growing population of around 40,000. Big enough to offer the full 'city experience' of shopping, café culture and nightlife, Stirling is still compact enough to retain a warm community feel, making it a home from home that's as easy to get around as it is to settle in. Today Stirling is a modern tourism, administrative and manufacturing centre, with the shopping, amenities and recreational facilities you would expect to find in a Scottish city. The cosmopolitan city centers of Glasgow and Edinburgh are also less than an hour's travel from Stirling.
Students participating in this program will enroll in PSY 391: The Psychology of Sleep and Dreams taught by UW-La Crosse instructor Bart Vanvoorhis. Participants will then select from the menu of courses that are offered by the University’s ISS. For a full listing of courses please see the International Summer School Brochure.
This program is offered during BLOCK ONE of the ISS so only modules offered during this block may be selected. If participants wish to remain in Stirling for the second 4-week block of courses they may choose to do so. At the conclusion of the first block, this faculty led program will officially end and students will be considered regular participants in the ISS. Students can than choose an additional one or two modules offered during the second block.
Social Activities & Field Trips
Beyond your studies, the ISS will incorporate a range of social and cultural activities thus enabling you to get to know other students on the ISS, other local and international students at the University as well as giving you the opportunity to travel and experience more of Scotland.
The ISS will be structured in two 4-week blocks which can be taken independently or consecutively. For specific dates, refer to their International Summer School Brochure.
The course equivalencies spreadsheets have been compiled from past approved Academic Plan forms. They show when the course was last approved and how it transferred back to La Crosse. You may notice that some classes satisfied several UWL options.
This list is not comprehensive nor does it take the place of meeting with your advisor for final approval! They are meant to be a guide of what courses may be appropriate for your studies abroad.
PASSPORTS & VISAS
Before you travel abroad, you will need to obtain a passport, which will serve as proof of your U.S. citizenship. A passport may allow you to gain entry to (and exit from) other countries. Depending on the country to which you're traveling, a visa may be required as well. Entry requirements vary from one country to another. The U.S. State Department issues travel warnings specific to certain countries, and offers tips and publications relevant to travel abroad generally. Well in advance of your departure, you should also familiarize yourself with international travel health issues, and health recommendations specific to your destination.
Refer to the Program Dates.
- 3.0 minimum GPA required
- Open to students from other universities
The program fee includes the following:
- Tuition (6 credits) and Administrative Fees
- Study Abroad Health Insurance (required by UW System)
- International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
- Study Abroad Graduation Sash
Airfare is not included.
Financial Aid is applicable to program fees.
Refer to Program Fees for the most current program fee.
All students will be required to attend a pre-departure orientation. The orientation will help you prepare for international travel in general, and for the experience of visiting Scotland.
Office of International Education
1209 Centennial Hall
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601 USA