Study Abroad


University of Stirling
During summer the University of Stirling is running the International Summer School open to international students from around the world. The International Summer School (ISS) presents a unique opportunity to sample student life at the University, while gaining credits towards your degree at your home institution.

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.

Academic Program
The University of Stirling employs teaching staff who are consistently amongst the best in their fields and are dedicated to the success of their students. Courses have been tailored especially for the ISS to help you get the most out of your studies in Scotland. A key component of your ISS course modules will be the class field trips that complement classroom learning. For instance, a visit to one of Scotland’s main sporting venues helps contextualize your studies in Sports Management and your Jacobite history course module comes alive with a trip to Glencoe and Eilean Donan Castle.  For more details, review their International Summer School Brochure.

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.

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.

Program Dates
Refer to the Program Dates.

Admission Criteria

  • 3.0 minimum GPA required
  • Open to students from other universities

Program Fee
The program fee includes the following:

  • Tuition (3 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.

For More Information:
Stirling International Summer School
Virtual Campus Tour
Tips and Advice from Program Alumni

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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
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