• Scotland
    • Edinburgh
6 weeks
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Price Details
This Adelante program includes a volunteer or internship placement in your sector of interest, airport pick up, housing, and 24/7 access to your local Program Director.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Wifi
What's Not Included
Oct 25, 2023
Dec 06, 2023
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About Program

Unique opportunities await you in Scotland. Gain valuable experience through Adelante's Observation & Research Programs which allows you to participate in hands-on projects and assignments. These placements are highly curated. Fields include Psychology, Veterinary, Speech Pathology & Hearing Sciences, Agricultural Business, Horticulture, Animal Welfare and Behavior, and placements at the Royal Zoo, and National Wildlife Rescue Center. Placements are limited and each summer, we can only select one or two candidates for most fields.

Programs are based in Edinburgh (some Horticulture assignments are based in Pitlochry) and are full-time, five days a week for six weeks. The weekends, however, are free for you to explore beautiful Scotland! A good balance of work experience and exploration is ensured with this program.

Spots are limited, apply early to secure your spot!

Now accepting applications for 2024 Summer Programs.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

At Adelante Abroad, we take pride in fostering a diverse and inclusive community for aspiring students seeking international internships and study abroad experiences. We are committed to providing equality and opportunity, as we firmly believe that every individual, regardless of their background, deserves the chance to embark on a transformative journey. Through our specialized biopic program, we actively encourage and support students from all walks of life to participate without discrimination. We understand the importance of nurturing emerging talents, and our program stands as a testament to our dedication to providing an enriching, empowering, and unbiased platform for students to thrive and make their mark on the global stage.

LGBTQIA+ Support

At Adelante Abroad, we are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive space for all students, including those who identify as LGBTQIA+. We wholeheartedly encourage and support LGBTQIA+ students to participate without fear of discrimination. We recognize the unique challenges that LGBTQIA+ individuals may face, and we are determined to provide a safe and empowering environment for them to embark on their international internship and study abroad journeys. With a focus on celebrating individuality and fostering growth, our program stands as a beacon of acceptance, ensuring that all students can thrive, learn, and contribute meaningfully to the global community.

Accessibility Support

Adelante Abroad is committed to offering comprehensive accessibility support for participants with physical disabilities and/or chroni conditions. While our foremost goal is to provide optimal conditions for all participants, there may be instances where certain program country locations pose challenges to full accessibility. Despite these limitations, we continually strive to ensure that all individuals can benefit from our programs to the best of our abilities.



At Adelante Abroad, we are driven by a vision of sustainability that goes beyond mere neutrality. Our commitment is to create programs and business practices that generate a net positive impact on the world. By striving to tip the scales towards positive outcomes, we seek to ensure that any potential negative effects are outweighed by the overall benefit we bring to the individuals, communities, and environments we engage with, aligning our efforts to leave a lasting, positive legacy.

Ethical Impact

At Adelante Abroad, our ethical impact programming is thoughtfully designed to harmonize student experiences with the well-being of our host communities and the environment. We meticulously assess the social and environmental implications of our programs, ensuring a balanced approach that maximizes positive outcomes for both our students and the communities they engage with. By fostering meaningful connections, minimizing environmental footprints, and prioritizing sustainable practices, we aim to create lasting benefits for host communities, safeguard our planet's resources, and preserve the integrity of the experiences we offer for generations to come.

Program Highlights

  • Experience stunning and serene Scotland. This picturesque and green location will take your breath away. Why not enjoy one of the most beautiful places on Earth while gaining legitimate international experience!
  • Adelante's program offers the greatest value; downtown, furnished Edinburgh housing is included in the program price.
  • Assignments enhance your knowledge in your major. These programs are serious, educational and research-oriented programs intended to allow you to take the next step in the field of your choice.
  • Academic credit is available depending on your research sector (check with your university). In additional, Letters of Recommendation are available upon request.
  • A Curated Experience. Our programs are meant for the independent traveler and are not group focused. Our Director of Scotland and staff in the US are available throughout your program, and you can truly immerse yourself in the culture however you wish.

Popular Programs

students in scotland

In this six-week educational program in Edinburgh, students will learn Speech Pathology at a prestigious university in their graduate lab. Studies include normal and disordered speech and hearing, including stuttering and stammering; memory and speech production; and hidden speech phenomena. One Spot Available.

farm in scotland

Intern with one of the fastest-growing international provider of risk services for the food and drink supply chain in Scotland. Students will have the opportunity to review and observe a variety of projects that provide quality assurance for farmers to implement. Students will get to observe current work to identify, market and deploy a business plan to expand their agriculture customer base within the UK and internationally. Two spots Available.

ecology students by the river

In this summer program in Scotland, students will gain valuable hands-on experience in animal care, agriculture and land-based studies. You will initially explore the range of habitats and wildlife found in the heart of Scotland, before venturing out to explore other areas of the country. Some project examples include badger surveying in the Edinburgh countryside – surveillance of setts, mapping and reporting, and tagging. Only one spot available.

Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS)

Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is an international organization supporting a wide variety of research and conservation projects throughout the UK and around the world. This placement is in Edinburgh Zoo just three miles west of city center. Students accepted will observe and assist in a variety of projects focusing on animal nutrition, plants that animals eat, such as bamboo, and creating plant profiles.

Program Reviews

4.63 Rating
based on 32 reviews
  • 5 rating 68.75%
  • 4 rating 28.13%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 3.13%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Growth 4.4
  • Support 4.4
  • Fun 4.5
  • Housing 4.45
  • Safety 4.9
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Yes, I recommend this program

Veterinary Internship

Truly a once in a lifetime experience! I spent 6 weeks at a small-animal hospital as a pre-veterinary student while I was applying to vet school and I gained so much hands-on experience! Cannot recommend it enough! I am now a vet student and I believe that my experience in Scotland helped set me apart from the other applicants! I made lifelong connections not only with the other students I lived with but also with the veterinarians and nurses! I cannot rave about this trip enough! On the weekends, I explored Scotland, visited London, Dublin, and Paris!

31 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Veterinary Intern in Scotland

I really enjoyed my time as an intern through Adelante Abroad. I spent six weeks living in Edinburgh, Scotland, where I spent most of my week participating in research on pig behavior. I major in animal science, and I just applied to veterinary school, so this internship was very helpful in preparing me for my future career as well as my vet application. I also had such a fun time in the city, as I had never been to Europe before, and living there for the length that I did was incredibly cool. There was so much history and I feel that I got to see, experience, and learn so much during my time there.

  • Beautiful city
  • Great academic experience
  • Very independent, adult environment
  • Once you are there, you are pretty much on your own and must be prepared for that responsibility
  • a little pricey
41 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Scotland Rev.

The program and my time at QMU were really positive - working at the psychology lab was really fun and informative and I’m sure having the experience will help me in the future.
The housing was really central and the uni as well as all tourist attractions were easy to access via public transport.
There were a lot of restaurants close by as well as some bars and pubs for going out and having a nice time.
The weather during June was also surprisingly nice and overall there was nothing to complain about.

54 people found this review helpful.
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Scotland -psychology Internship program

A good induction was conducted, provided a lot of clarity to the students as to what to expect in the upcoming weeks. The environment was very student friendly and understanding. My supervisor gave us the opportunity to raise any concerns or things we would like to do instead when it came to tasks. Experience helped develop skills relevant to research, such as communication, statistical analysis, team work, problem solving and also created a familiarity with computer softwares such as E-prime.

  • Environment was very friendly and helpful (including strangers)
  • Internship had to option to tailor tasks according to students interests
  • Feedback was given regularly
52 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Adelante Abroad

This program offered an opportunity to live abroad, explore new places, meet new people, and grow as a person all while building skills for one’s resumé and passions. It was a great experience and I made friends with a lot of cool people. We were able to adapt to new situations independently, but the program coordinators were always there to help us out if we needed anything and always did their best to accommodate everyone’s desires. It was a great experience, and i never felt homesick at all!!

  • Travel
  • Internship
  • Independence
  • Cost
  • Unpredictable hours of work
  • I shared a room (was a compromise)
56 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Adelante Veterinary Internship

This experience was unique, in the way that I was able to explore and immerse myself in a local veterinary practice, while simultaneously living abroad exploring an entirely new country by myself. You are also able to grow as a person, by taking yourself out of your normal bubble, by traveling to a different place, trying new foods, making new friends you gain an experience that not many are able to have and grow as an individual. I could not recommend this program or opportunity enough, it really changed me and my future.

  • Immersing yourself in a new culture
  • Growing as a person
  • Gaining international experience
  • May miss home from time to time
  • May not assimilate as well into the culture
  • Time difference
62 people found this review helpful.
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Veterinary Experience in Scotland, Adelante

I had such an incredible time gaining valuable hands-on experience that will aid me on my Veterinary school applications that I am currently completing! I can't say enough great things about the program and it was totally worth it! 6 weeks was the perfect amount of time and I am so thankful that I had this opportunity to finally participate after waiting 2 years due to COVID! Although I came in with over 800 hours of veterinary experience, working at this 24 hour emergency clinic broadened my emergency experience and it was really interesting to see how veterinary medicine differs in Scotland compared to the States.

  • Great hands-on experience working with many surgeons and nurses
  • Resume builder
  • I learned so much!
  • Long work days (11-12 hours)
94 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience !

Had a great time in Scotland thanks to Adelante. The internship was interesting and in line with my goals.
I worked on literature reviews and hypothesis formulations with a nice professor. The weekends were full of adventures and lots of exposure to the rich Scottish culture.
Housing was nice, and support was available whenever need be.
I would recommend this internship to self-motivated and independent individuals as you could be left alone with a task and should be disciplined and organised enough to have a work life balance.

95 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

The program is not paid, unfortunately- you have to pay for the program.