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  • Locations: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Please double check brochure below for official program dates.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Apartment Areas of Study: Political Science
Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:
Edinburgh, Scotland


Hallo agus fàilte! We're so excited that you're considering summer study abroad through IFSA-Butler at the University of Edinburgh. The Parliamentary Internship program offers students the rare opportunity to gain firsthand insights into the political system of a foreign nation. We're sure you're going to love studying there!
What the University of Edinburgh Summer Parliamentary Internship has to offer
  • The chance to live and intern in one of Britain's most culturally rich cities for eight weeks
  • An opportunity to pursue independent research and participate in political activity at the highest level
  • Students combine intensive coursework with a supervised Parliamentary internship placement for unparalleled access to political life in Scotland
  • Coursework component balances participation in the development of Scottish political life with learning about the history and culture of Scottish society
  • Although University of Edinburgh has no formal requirements for student background, the university may give preference to applicants with a history of involvement in politics, either through coursework or extracurricular activities
  • Students live in Pollock Halls, a 15-minute walk from classes
  • Pollock amenities include a computer lab, cafeteria, restaurant, shops and bars. Internet access is available upon request.
  • En-suite accommodation available
  • Housing is within walking distance of the city center
  • Program fee includes some meals
  • The summer curriculum includes two courses, Scottish Politics and Scottish Society and Culture
  • Students are paired with a Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) throughout the internship
  • A research project is also part of the curriculum
  • Students earn a total of 12.5 U.S. semester credit hours
  • The program begins with three weeks of intensive instruction in Scottish politics and culture
Pre-departure support services
  • Personalized advising with your IFSA-Butler advisor
  • Welcome packet, and newsletter updates
  • Parental support
  • Assistance in accommodating students with disabilities
  • Financial aid assistance and transfers
  • Travel and student visa assistance
On-site services
  • Full-time IFSA-Butler staff abroad for assistance and support
  • Orientation programs
  • Transportation to host university
  • New student orientation at host university
  • Newsletter updates throughout the semester
Excursions and activities
  • Cultural activities and social events
  • Day trips and sightseeing tours
Health services and emergency assistance
  • Full medical insurance plan for all students
  • 24 hour emergency assistance and support from on site IFSA-Butler staff
  • Access to local medical facilities
  • Numerous scholarships available
  • Any student applying to IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for a semester and $2,000 for a full year. We off special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1000.
  • Ability to pay by credit card
  • Support for US. university direct billing arrangements
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