• Scotland
    • Edinburgh
Subject Areas
Creative Writing Cultural Studies English Literature Theater

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See website for details. Scholarships available!
Jun 07, 2021
Nov 05, 2014
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About Program

The renowned Scottish Universities’ International Summer School is a mecca for creative writers, students of literature and for those passionate about theatre and performance. This unique opportunity takes place over three sessions (you’ll choose one of the three) and allows you to work with British writers and study alongside students from all over the world. Portions of the program coincide with Edinburgh’s world-famous International Festival and Fringe Festivals, along with the International Book Festival.

You'll choose 1 to 3 modules from the following 3 course areas:
-Text & Context: examine 20th and 21st century literature from Britain and Ireland.
-Creative Writing: build writing skills in fiction, poetry, and drama.
-Contemporary British and Irish Theatre & Performance: study theatre and performance while the Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe take place.

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  • Arcadia excursions enhance cultural immersion and provide meaningful context
  • SUISS also offers a full cultural program throughout the sessions
  • A mecca for creative writers, students of literature and for those passionate about theatre and performance

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Yes, I recommend this program

Bagpipes, Highlands, and Haggis - oh my!

This program was undoubtedly the best experience of my life. I went to class every morning at the University of Edinburgh, which was an easy 20 minutes walk from where I was staying. There was lecture 5 days a week, followed by a coffee break then discussion in small groups.
There was plenty of time outside of class for sightseeing, both in and out of the city itself. Both SUISS and Arcadia organized several field trips to events like the Highland Games, tours of Scottish Parliament, etc. It was incredible to meet so many students from around the world - I now have friends in every corner of the globe, and I have this program to thank for that.
Food was provided (just no lunch on weekends) and served buffet style. Standard fare, but SUISS made sure to have programs where we could eat authentic Scottish cuisine (and yes, I ate haggis and loved it!).
Throughout all this, Arcadia was an invaluable resource. They laid out every detail of the travel - they even picked me up from the airport. All my additional questions were answered promptly via email. I can't recommend this program enough.

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