• Scotland
    • Edinburgh
Short Term, Summer
Subject Areas
Animal Science
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Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
High School Diploma


Starting Price
Price Details
-Pre-departure orientation and counseling
-Airport pickup and orientation on arrival in Scotland
-College tuition for 2 classes worth a total of 6 US credits
-Your own private room and bathroom in college accommodation.
-Free wireless internet available.
-Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided during the week, breakfast and dinner at the weekend.
-Access to computers in college Resource Centre. Laptops can also be borrowed on a weekly basis.
-College staff on-site will be available to assist students with individual requests
-Excursions to local cultural sites and events eg. Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, William Wallace Monument, the Highland Games, the Royal Highland Show and more.
-Sealed college transcripts on completion
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Classes Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance
Sep 18, 2023
Jun 27, 2024
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About Program

Interested in spending your summer riding horses in Scotland? Team up with Adelante to study abroad in Scotland and experience our truly unique Equine Programs. This 4-week program takes place at a college campus near Edinburgh. You will get a one-of-a-kind equine experience at an affordable price.

Spend your summer in beautiful Scotland while earning college credits. Students will take courses in Equine Fitness & Equine Anatomy. In addition to classroom instruction, students will be involved in practical and hands-on experiences from classical and English-style riding for equestrian students.

Exploring the rest of Scotland is an individual endeavor, but Adelante encourages you to use our travel resources to help plan your adventures in Scotland. With an abundance of history, stunning countryside, highlands, lakes, castles, picturesque villages, and other beautiful architecture, Scotland is a popular study-abroad destination.

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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.

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Program Reviews

4.72 Rating
based on 140 reviews
  • 5 rating 74.29%
  • 4 rating 24.29%
  • 3 rating 0.71%
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  • Academics 3.75
  • Support 4.65
  • Fun 4.35
  • Housing 4.1
  • Safety 4.85
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Yes, I recommend this program

Had so much fun

i loved this program! the schedule wasnt too full so we had time to do our own things, but they had scheduled events that were amazing! the staff were super helpful and nice, and i would definitely come again. i loved scotland as well and would recommend this specific program for anyone who is interested in equines! the classes weren’t too hard but were great for giving helpful information about horses, and even though i’ve been around them my entire life i learned so much more than i thought i would.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
take every day as it comes! it goes by super fast, but you do have so much time so dont worry if you dont get to do the thing you want on a specific day as youll likely have time for it another day. this program is amazing for letting the students go off on their own, and i definitely recommend taking all the time you can to travel!
  • housing and amenities
  • staff
  • the animals
  • some girls
  • the time change
  • not wanting to go home (lol)
2 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

This was a great experience!

I was super nervous about going alone, but I made great friends! There was a larger travel distance into Edinburgh than initially stated, but it was not that bad if you went with multiple people. I do recommended carrying a rain jacket with you wherever you go, because you never know when it is going to rain. There was so many cool things to do in Edinburgh for free that were very interesting and exciting! There was also plenty of great views everywhere we went! the royal mile is also so big with a lot of adorable shops and things to do!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be prepared to pay a lot for traveling from place to place. Taxi's are the main way to get into town and it adds up pretty quickly.
  • A lot of fun!
  • Multiple things to do!
  • Lots of beautiful sights!
  • 30 minute car ride to Edinburgh.
  • Weather constantly changes
  • The water heater is temperamental.
2 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience

This was a wonderful experience for it being my first time abroad. The instructors and the locals were all very nice and helpful. The classes were interesting and it was a lot of information, but it was given to us in a way that was easy to pick up. The scenery was amazing, and even with class we were able to go and see so much. Learning to ride horses was a lot and fun. I had no previous experience riding, but was able to learn a lot in a month. Overall, this was a one of a kind experience and I would recommend it to anyone.

What was your funniest moment?
I beat a Scottish man at arm wrestling in a pub. I actually beat him three times.
  • Got to see a lot of places
  • Made a lot of friends
  • Had a trip of a lifetime
  • It was pretty chilly and rainy
  • The rooms were a little cold and hot
  • The food was very difficult to get used to
3 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

My Time in Scotland

My time in Edinburgh was very fun and educational. SRUC gives you lots of freedom to explore the town and gain independence. This was also an amazing opportunity to meet new people and create new memories with girls who have similar hobbies and interests with horses. I feel like I did learn a lot through the anatomy/physiology and fitness courses and the courses were well taught. The riding was very helpful as well and I do feel like i have improved within the last four weeks. I feel more confident in my riding and equine knowledge,.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If i did this again i would have packed more rainy clothes considering it is chilly and rains often.
  • Good living situation
  • meeting new people
  • new cultural expierence
  • school food is not the best
  • lack of bed comfort
2 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing time!

I would highly recommend this program. The classes were amazing and provided me with new information. I really liked the structure of the classes. There was a lot of hands on learning, which I think was beneficial to my overall learning. The campus is located in an amazing spot, it is close to walk to the train station (about an hour walk), there are many hiking trails, and a great town area. The horses are very nice and teach you a lot. The people in Scotland are all very nice, if you need help finding your way ask for help everyone is willing to help.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I would recommend to go with the flow. As someone that likes to know the plan, this was hard. But things dont go as plan and it is more enjoyable when you can relax.
  • New friends
  • Amazing instructors
  • Great activities
  • food
  • spent a lot of money on transportation
  • leaving
2 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


Scotland is so fun and fresh. I will absolutely be coming back to this beautiful country to see what I could not in the time we were here. Although it was a 4 week program, we were very limited on the exploring we could do because we did not get out of class until 4 most days and everything in Scotland closes at 6pm. Edinburgh is a great city and has lots of opportunities for things to look at. I would bring more layers and prepare for all the weather options possible. We went to Edinburgh lots of times and had a different experience at each. The people love Americans and our funny little accents, and we love when they say lassie. There are a lot of fun things to do and lots of walking opportunities. Exercising while walking to the Royal Mile, and I don't think I will ever get used to the stairs.

What was your funniest moment?
My funniest moment was when I got a tattoo in a foreign country lol. So girly pop slay. Totally gonna tell the kids and grand-kids about that one.
  • Awesome culture
  • Dope food
  • Great castles and sights to see
  • not enough alcohol in their drinks
  • public transportation is super expensive
  • not enough travel time
2 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Adventures in Scotland

I had a great experience in Scotland! I loved the coursework and the riding lessons and had lots of opportunity to explore the country! We went up to explore Edinburgh, Inverness, Loche Ness, and a small town called Corran in our free time! It was all very scenic and fun! Definitely worth it! I loved the riding lessons which helped build my skills, my strength, and my confidence! The coursework was manageable and quite interesting for someone with some equine experience. I overall am very glad I attended!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
In Edinburgh, I tried Indian food for the first time!
  • Riding lessons at least twice a week
  • Free time to explore independently
  • Advice and guidance from staff
  • Food was not a strong point
2 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

A Great Month In Scotland

I had a fantastic time in Scotland for my study abroad at Scotland's Rural College! I learned so much in my anatomy and physiology class and equine fitness and saw lots of sightseeing! I wish we had more free days for sightseeing, but classes come first, which is understandable since we are here for class credits! One month was a good length for classes, but I wish I could stay longer for sightseeing! Also, being able to ride and have lessons riding SRUC's horses during the four weeks was amazing!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
  • independence
  • Study in a new environment
  • Have fun while learning!
  • Far away from the main citys
  • not a lot of pre planned activities
  • short dinner hours
2 people found this review helpful.

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