Wisconsin in Scotland Scholarship
The Wisconsin in Scotland program is already one of the least expensive full semester study abroad options available to students. You can apply for a $2,000 scholarship and study abroad for even less ($4,695 plus airfare!!).
Immerse yourself in Scottish culture and become a part of the community of Dalkeith! Join UW students from around the System for a semester or summer in Scotland. Study under University of Wisconsin and University of Edinburgh professors while living in Dalkeith House, an 18th century manor house known to the Scots as Dalkeith Palace.
The program includes planned extracurricular activities to acquaint students with various facets of British culture, history, politics, and daily life plus course-related field trips, house field trips, time for independent travel around Scotland or Europe, an internship (semester only) and a friendship family (semester only).
Obtain practical experience in your field of study! There are unpaid internships at multiple internship sites. An internship director will search for fitting internship options and even accompany you to the internship site for your interview! Past students have found their placements to be an incredibly valuable part of their experience!
This is an incredible opportunity to spend time with a Scottish family and enhance your understanding of the Scottish host culture! While you do not live with the family, you may be invited for meals, occasional outings to local points of interest or other family activities. This free host family program is offered during the fall and spring semesters.
Dalkeith Estate (the estate on which Dalkeith House is located), is pastoral living at its finest. There are several nature trails, fishing, the adventure park and all sorts of animals: sheep, cattle, horses, ponies, pigs, goats, pheasants and fox, just to name a few. There is also a full time ranger service.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
In order to quality for the scholarship, you must:
- Be a full-time student studying at UW Oshkosh
- Plan to study in Scotland over the Fall 2007 semester
- Plan to return to UW Oshkosh (or be available at UW Oshkosh) for an additional two semesters, graduating no earlier than fall 2008
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Have a clean disciplinary record
Number of Scholarships
In exchange for this scholarship, recipients must agree to volunteer at UW Oshkosh as a Wisconsin in Scotland ambassador for a minimum of 45 hours per semester over the two semesters following the experience.