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Featuring CCIS Programs

University of Dundee, Scotland Summer

Dundee, Scotland (Europe)

Quick Facts

Summer 2018
Dates:  July 2 - 28, 2018
Application Deadline:  April 1
Costs:  one course:  $5,249 CCIS Member | $5,649 Non-Member
            two courses: $8,149 CCIS member | $8,549 CCIS non-member

Program Overview

The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) program at the University of Dundee provides exceptional quality at an affordable price. Dundee has a beautiful campus where you can experience a pleasing blend of old and new buildings in an attractive setting of lawns and gardens overlooking the mile-wide River Tay and the surrounding hills of Fife and Perthshire.

Dundee, the “City of Discovery”, (pop. 170,000) lies on the estuary of the Tay on the east coast of Scotland, with the Highlands to the north and St. Andrews and Edinburgh to the south. The city of Dundee has more students per head than any other city in the United Kingdom, which means that it is a vibrant university town with services and businesses that cater to students’ needs and budgets. There are excellent cultural and social activities, as well as sporting and shopping facilities. Dundee has the nicest climate of all of Scotland’s cities, with more sunshine and lower rainfall than other location. 

The University of Dundee has been selected as the Scottish University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for both 2016 and 2017, hailed for both its excellent teaching quality and student experience.



Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

Brookdale Community College
Janice Thomas
Director, International Center

Questions? Contact me
Tel:(732) 224-2799

Brookdale Community College
Janice M. Thomas
Director, International Education Center
Questions? Contact me
Tel:(732) 224-2799
This program is sponsored and administered by Brookdale Community College.

Academics & Program

University of Dundee in Scotland

Founded in 1881 as University College of St. Andrews, Scotland's oldest University since 1411, the University of Dundee was established in 1967 and is now Scotland's University with the widest range of courses.

Located within the city center, the campus offers easy access to Dundee's cultural and social life, while forming a close community with a stimulating atmosphere. The University offers a wide range of student support services, student clubs and social/recreational facilities, such as sport halls and computer labs.


Course Offerings
Students will have the option of taking either one or two modules during the 4-week period. Teaching will be a mixture of lectures and tutorials with time set aside for personal study and city based excursions during the week.
Each module will be worth 10 SCOTCAT Credits, the equivalent of 3 US credits.

Introduction to Comics
This module aims to introduce students to the history of comics; to foster an understanding of comics texts through critical analysis and creative work; and to introduce the skills required to undertake an undergraduate degree of which comics is a component.
Introduction to Memoir and Creative Non-Fiction
This module aims to encourage transformative learning through creative life writing as part of personal development, to provide knowledge and understanding of concepts and theories of personal development through life writing, reflexivity and an exploration of self, to provide knowledge and understanding of different forms of life writing including autobiographical and biographical forms through the study of key texts, to allow students to gain new writing skills, to build confidence in writing and presenting, discussing relevant literature, and critically reviewing creative work, and to provide the opportunity to initiate and develop personal writing projects.

The History of Dundee 1700-2000
The aim of this module is to offer an introduction to the history of the city of Dundee. It introduces students to the periodization of the city’s history. It contrasts Dundee with other Scottish cities, primarily Edinburgh and Glasgow. It sets the history of Dundee in its global context. The aim is to enable students to understand specific architectural, social and economic features of the city in historical context.
For detailed module descriptions, please email or call 732-224 2799 to discuss.

Academic Highlights

The University of Dundee offers an excellent academic program, with courses that include an experiential learning component that gives students a real-world experience.


Student Life & Housing

Student Life

The university campus is centrally located in the city of Dundee. The city's main pedestrian zone with its many shops, cinemas, theaters, restaurants and bars, and the waterfront promenade are within a five-minute walk of the campus. The main campus is a pleasing blend of old and new buildings in an attractive setting of lawns and gardens overlooking the mile-wide Tay estuary. Teaching, recreational and residential buildings are side by side to form a friendly self-contained community.

Student Services

This brand new summer offering from the University of Dundee will place you among other international students in one of the "Top 10 places to see in 2018" as determined by the Wall Street Journal for a four week immersive program. Conveniently located within walking distance from the city center, the campus itself is fully integrated with all recreational, sports and social facilities on one site. CCIS students receive pre-departure guidance, orientation, and have access to the full range of university facilities and social activities, such as the Student Union, the University Chaplancy, and Student Advisory Service. There are 10 IT suites on campus with several hundred PC’s, and the residences are also connected to the University network.


Students will live in a single occupant room with en-suite bathroom in University of Dundee residence halls. All accommodations have been built or renovated in the last 10 years. They are self-catered flats and are fitted with shared kitchen/dining/living rooms. Each bedroom has a computer link, access to Wi-Fi, bed, study desk and wardrobe. Within Dundee's residences, you are sure to find a welcoming environment and a great community spirit.

Duration & Costs

Summer 2018
July 2 – July 28

One Course: $5,249 CCIS member | $5,649 CCIS non-member
​Two Courses: $8,149 CCIS member | $8,549 CCIS non-member

Costs included:  Instructional costs, housing, fees, orientation, and sickness and accident insurance, Dundee city-based excursions with each class, excursions to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, 24-hour local support staff, airport pickup (designated time from Edinburgh), library membership, student union membership.

Costs not included:  Airfare ($1,300 approx.), textbooks ($125 approx.), personal expenses ($1,500 approx.) and meals ($700 approx.), access to sporting facilities available for a fee (no membership is required)

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program. 

Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.

Eligibility & Deadlines

Application Deadlines
April 1

Late applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility Requirements
Minimum GPA: 2.7 cumulative on a 4.0 scale
Minimum class standing: Minimum of 15 college credits and minimum age of 18

Entry Requirements for U.S. Citizens
One semester (6 months or less without internship component) - Visa is generally not required: can enter UK as a student visitor. Full Year or with internship - Visa is required. For more information visit the UK Border Agency website.

Have you talked with your study abroad advisor about your home institution's application process? Your institution's deadline might be earlier than the CCIS program application deadline. Check now to make sure all of your material is submitted on time!

Supplemental Application Material

Your CCIS application has two parts: 1) You will complete an online CCIS application form with general information and 2) an online University of Dundee application.

After your CCIS application has been reviewed and approved by Brookdale, you will receive a weblink to complete your Dundee application. If you have any questions, please email us at


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Alumni experiences

Adventures abroad

Lily W

"I had such a wonderful time abroad, and the time flew by much too quickly. I loved the University of Dundee. The University has such a lively student life that really enriched my experience. They are very friendly and helpful toward international students. I would encourage any student looking to study in Scotland, or even the United Kingdom in general, to consider the University of Dundee. Also, Brookdale was so helpful during the entire application and pre-departure process and I am very thankful for that."

Rosie H.

"Studying abroad at Dundee was a great experience. It really is like what people say about it. You get to meet new people learn new things about different cultures. I really do recommend studying abroad. And when you do study abroad it is fun to hang out with other study abroad students, but don't just limit yourself to that. Join a club and become friends with people you meet in that club. I joined the women's rugby team while I was studying abroad at Dundee and I was able to travel more because they would take me to out of the city to games and events. The team went as fans to several international rugby games and I was able to go. If I hadn't met them then I never would have known that those games were going on nearby. It was a great experience and I still keep in touch with a few of my friends on the team."

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