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The University of St Andrews, founded in 1413, is Scotland's oldest university and the third oldest university in the English-speaking world. The university has over 8,900 students, with 45% of the student body coming from outside the UK. The university boasts 18 academic schools and learning centers and is consistently ranked among the best universities in the UK and internationally. The university is known for their unique, ancient traditions, and academic garb. There is an active student association, over 140 student societies, and the well-known “Union Debating Society,” which hosts weekly debates and is open to all matriculated students.
St Andrews is is a small town situated on Scotland’s picturesque east coast. The campus lies in the heart of the town, mingling with shops, offices, and houses. Distant hills and the sea are seldom out of view when at St Andrews. When the university is in session, the students make up approximately one third of the town’s population. Nearby attractions include St. Andrews Castle; the Old Course, a world famous golf course; and the many local beaches. St. Andrews is 10 miles from Dundee and 30 miles from Edinburgh, which are both accessible by bus and train and are accessible connections for more distant travel.
W&M Summer St Andrews Faculty-Led Video
Courses are taught by W&M faculty and local faculty at St. Andrews. Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.
Courses areas: History, Geography and/or Environmental Science. The University of St. Andrews Course will focus on Geography and Sustainable Development. Professor Corney's W&M History course will be Titled Mythic Scotland Through Its Culture.
HIST 212: Mythic Scotland Through Its Culture Course Description:
As Great Britain navigates the troubled waters of Brexit, Scotland is now reconsidering its decision in its own independence referendum, five short years ago, to stay in the Union. Should Scotland hold a second referendum, as envisaged by the Scottish premier if the UK leaves the European Union, it would reengage in official and unofficial discourses with the key cultural moments that have made the Scottish Scottish, and Scotland Scotland. Through an examination of the major mythic ‘moments’ and personalities of Scotland’s historical narrative, this course will provide a broad overview of Scottish culture as it is perceived by the Scottish, and examine the ways in which it distinguishes itself from a British heritage.
ENSP 249 -Local St Andrews Course:
The University of St. Andrews Course will focus on Geography and Sustainable Development. This course will address themes of broad interest relating to the interdisciplinary study of Scotland’s Evolving Landscape. Course themes of knowledge and understanding will include “physical landscapes”, “cultural landscapes”, “climate change”, “population change”, “landscape management” and “sustainable development”. Students will enjoy an extensive program of field-trips to gain first-hand experience of Scotland’s breath-taking landscapes and a deeper understanding of the forces that have shaped and continue to shape the land and its people. Students who complete this course will be able to analyse and synthesize the process (physical, social and economic) that shape landscapes over time and will be able to critically “read” (evaluate) a landscape through the lens of interdisciplinary scholarship.
Housing: Students are housed in the University of St Andrews student residences.
W&M Faculty: Frederick Corney
Arrival date: July 10, 2021
Departure date: August 7, 2021
Application ($75*): February 1
Deposit ($600): March 12* for 2021 this has been delayed until April 12th
Final payment: April 1* for 2021 this has been delayed until May 1st
*A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.
2021 program fee: $7075
To view the estimated costs for this program and important payment information, please visit here.
Students are responsible for airfare, visa fees, and some meals.
Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program.
Round trip airport pick up
Some excursion admissions tickets
Some day or weekend excursions
On-Site support services
Strong academic partnership with St.Andrews to offer reputable and rigorous academic coursework
- Students must be an active W&M undergraduate student in good standing, not on academic or disciplinary probation during time abroad, and eligible to take classes at the W&M Williamsburg campus to study abroad.
- Students currently on-campus must successfully complete 1 credit spring course.
- For more information about eligibility, please visit our Policies that Affect You page.
Click to view the W&M Summer Program Handbook 2021