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Featuring CCIS Programs

University of Stirling, Scotland Summer

Stirling, Scotland (Europe)

Quick Facts

Block I 
Dates:  June 9 – July 7, 2018
Application Deadline:  March 30
Costs:  $4,899 CCIS  | $5,299 Non-Member

Block II
Dates:  July 7  – August 4, 2018
Application Deadline:  March 30
Costs:  $4,899 CCIS | $5,299 Non-Member

Block I & II 
Dates:  June 9  – August 4, 2018
Application Deadline: March 16* or March 30
Costs:  $7,849 (3 modules) - $8,799 (4 modules) CCIS Member | $8,249 (3 modules) - $9,199 (4 modules) Non-Member

*The internship program application deadline is March 16. The regular application deadline for Block I or II is March 30.

Program Overview

The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) program at the University of Stirling provides a high quality academic overseas experience at a cost much lower than other program providers in Scotland. Stirling is ranked 1st in Scotland by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey for a “good environment on campus” (2016).

Stirling City, is a beautiful and historic city that once was the ancient seat of the Scottish crown. Dominated by the famous Stirling Castle, the city boasts an attractive blend of modern shopping and leisure facilities and historic architecture. With convenient access to Scotland’s railway and bus systems, Glasgow and Edinburgh are within easy travel distance, as are Scotland’s major cities and the Scottish Highlands. The beautifully landscaped 310-acre campus is designed around a central loch (lake), as well as the 18th century Airthrey Castle.
Stirling has been described by the Guardian as “some of the most beautiful campus scenery in the world.” Students enjoy some of Scotland’s best sporting facilities, an on-campus-shopping precinct and cinema complex that complement a world class academic experience. It is no wonder that Stirling is listed among the World's top 50 Universities under 50 years old (QS Rankings 2016-17).
Come study abroad in Scotland; study at the University of Stirling.


Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

Brookdale Community College
Janice Thomas
Director, International Center

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

This program is sponsored and administered by Brookdale Community College.

Academics & Program

Every year, Scotland welcomes more than 50,000 international students from more than 180 countries, attracted by its vibrant cultural scene and academic excellence. Our International Summer School (ISS) allows students to enjoy all that the University of Stirling and Scotland have to offer, while gaining credits towards your degree.
You will discover Scotland’s rich history, dramatic landscapes and cosmopolitan cities as part of our comprehensive programme of day trips, social activities and module excursions.
“What attracted me the most were the interesting modules and the day trips offered. I got the chance to meet people from all over the world and I am so glad I stayed for two blocks!”
Reina McKenzie, Chicago, USA
Courses taught in English

Course Offerings 
CCIS students can take two, three, or four modules (courses) over a four or eight week block.  In addition, the ISS runs an internship program.

Each module is worth 3 U.S. credits and has an experiential component that involves a field trip which supports academic content. Module descriptions are available at CCIS students will receive a University of Stirling transcript and a U.S. grade and credit equivalency guide.

Block One 
Modules Teaching Dates: June 9 to July 7
Brief Encounters: An Introduction to Writing Short Stories (ISSU9BE)
Education and Learning: A Scottish Perspective (ISSU9EL)
Marketing and Branding Scotland (ISSU9BS)
Photographing the Urban (ISSU9PU)
The Psychology of Art with a Tartan Twist (ISSU9AR)
Religion and Conflict (ISSU9RC)
Royals and Rascals: Contemporary Studies in British Journalism (ISSU9JO)
Scotland the What? Contemporary Scottish Literature and Identity (ISSU9SC)
Scotland on the Screen (ISSU9SS)
Scottish Wars of Independence c. 1286 - 1371 (ISSU9TW)
Rethinking the City (ISSU9RE)
Block Two
Modules Teaching Dates: July 7 to August 4
Internship for International Summer School (ISSU9IN)
Celtic Religion (ISSU9CR)
Crime and Justice in Scotland: The Criminal in Scottish Society (ISSU9CJ)
Green Politics: Theory and Practice (ISSU9GP)
International Relations (ISSU9IR)
Monsters and Vampires: The Impact of British Gothic on Contemporary Popular Culture (ISSU9MV)
Scottish History: The Jacobites (ISSU9TJ)
Sculpting Art (ISSU9SA)
Witchcraft in Early Modern Scotland (ISSU9WS)
Modules are subject to change. Please visit
“My internship at the Stirling Management School was extremely beneficial. The knowledge I gained helped me secure a job after graduation. There will always be a special place in my heart for the memories I made during my time at ISS!”
Jeanne Cantwell, Ohio, USA

Student Life & Housing

The University of Stirling provides very comprehensive student services and student support. A detailed Welcome Pack gives students information about student services. Included in the cost of the summer program are a number of field trips and social events sponsored by the International and Study Abroad Office. Advisors counsel students who have academic questions.
Extra-curricular Activities
Social activities and day trips are an important part of the summer school program. The program cost includes guided trips to Glasgow, Edinburgh and St. Andrews, and a full program of activities including pub quiz nights, guided hikes and walking tours. There will also be opportunities to visit other Scottish treasures such as Loch Ness, Glen Coe, the Highlands, and the Isle of Skye at discounted rates. All students will have the opportunity to learn traditional Scottish dancing at the ISS Ceilidh (pronounced kay-Lee).
All International Summer School students will be housed in on-campus apartment-style, self-catering accommodations. Each student will have their own bedroom with en-suite shower and will share living and kitchen space with five or six persons per apartment. The student residences are a short walk from all teaching buildings, laundry facilities, library, and student center and public transportation links to the city and beyond. Students can also choose to eat at one of the on-campus catering outlets. Additionally, the city of Stirling has a number of nearby cafés and restaurants to serve a variety of tastes and budgets.


Duration & Costs

The cost of the program is dependent on whether you are planning to study for one block (4 weeks) or two blocks (8 weeks), and how many credits you intend on taking.
Your program fee includes: Tuition and fees, housing, orientation, insurance, airport pickup/drop-off, welcome pack upon arrival, orientation day including shopping trip for essentials, welcome and farewell reception, access to University of Stirling facilities including library, free swimming pool and sport centre membership, campus-wide Wi-Fi access, weekly British treats.

Your program fee does not include: Airfare ($1,300 approx.), food ($700/block approx.), personal expenses ($1,500/block approx.), books ($125/block approx.)
Block 1 or 2  (6 credits):                CCIS $4,899; Non-CCIS $5,299     
Block 1 and 2 (9 credits):              CCIS $7,849; Non-CCIS $8,249        
Block 1 and 2 (12 credits):            CCIS  $8,799; Non-CCIS $9,199        
*Note: The internship program is 9 credits over blocks 1 and 2.
All costs, fees, and dates may be subject to change based on significant currency fluctuations 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

Block 1 and 2 with internship: March 16
Block 1 or 2 without internship: March 30

Note: Modules fill up quickly; early applications are encouraged.

Eligibility Requirements 

Minimum GPA:  3.0 cumulative on a 4.0 scale
Minimum class standing: 15 college credits and minimum age of 18

Entry Requirements 

A visa is generally not required for study of six months or less and if there is no internship. Students can enter the UK as a student visitor. However, students who plan to study longer than six months and/or who will have an internship must apply for a tier 4 visa. 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. You will complete an online application form with general information and the International Summer School application found at the link below.  

Print or download the additional application form(s) to your computer. Complete and then submit the completed supplemental application materials directly to your study abroad advisor or directly to Make sure to check with your study abroad advisor to learn where your application should be submitted.

University of Stirling International Summer School Application
University of Stirling Internship Application


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Elyse V

"Everybody who has the ability to study abroad should study abroad, it will change your life in more ways than you yourself ever thought possible."

Laura N

"My time at Stirling U. was completely life changing. I have never been in a place so beautiful that every morning on my way to class my breath was taken away. It was an experience that I will never forget and never want to either!"

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