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  • Locations: St. Andrews, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Advisor: Sally Roberts ( Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: WM Sponsored Summer
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Host Institution: University of St Andrews
Prerequisites: One-credit course taken at W&M
Program Description:
St Andrews

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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.

Course Information:
Students will receive 6 credits through the St Andrews program. Course subject areas include history, geography, and/or Environmental Science. Professor Corney's W&M History course will be titled "Mythic Scotland Through Its Culture" and the local St Andrews course will focus on geography and sustainable development. 
  • HIST 212 - Mythic Scotland Through Its Culture (3 credits) 
    • 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 - Scotland’s Evolving Landscape (3 credits) 
    • 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 analyze 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. 
There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in June prior to departure, which you will be registered for following program acceptance. The St Andrews prep course will be held online. This course is designed specifically for students going on the summer program and is intended to enhance your cross-cultural understanding of St Andrews and to cover a variety of pre-departure information. The scheduling of this course will be dependent on the class times possible for program participants.

Courses are taught by W&M faculty and faculty at the University of St Andrews. Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.

Students are housed in the University of St Andrews student residences.

W&M Faculty: Frederick CorneyProfessor, History

Term: Summer 
Arrival date: July 18, 2022
Departure date: August 17, 2022

New for Summer 2022, there will be a Priority Application deadline of December 1.

Priority Deadline ($75*): December 1
Deposit ($600): February 21
Final Payment: March 11

Students who apply by December 1 will be given priority on eligibility for programs and scholarships.

Please note that programs may meet their capacity at the December 1 deadline and may not be accepting new applicants, so to ensure best consideration for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply by December 1. 

Regular Deadline
Application ($75*): February 1
Deposit ($600): March 4
Final payment: April 1

Application Fee Information:
The application fee ($75) is due by the deadline and should be paid online at the GEO Marketplace Store. Whoever is making the payment will need student 93#, email, and phone number. The application fee is refundable in the event that you are not accepted into the program or the program is canceled by W&M. 

Program Fees:
2022 program fee: $7,925
Students are responsible for airfare, visa fees, and some meals.

To view the estimated costs for this program and important payment information, please visit here. 

Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program. 

Program Features: 
  • Welcome dinner
  • On-site orientation
  • Ground transportation
  • Round trip airport pick up 
  • Farewell dinner
  • Re-entry programming
  • Some excursion admissions tickets
  • Some day or weekend excursions 
  • CISI Insurance
  • Housing
  • WiFi
  • On-site support services
  • W&M credits
  • 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 St Andrews Handbook 2022.pdf
Click to view the Summer Abroad Handbook 2022

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.