High School Summer Programs in Scotland – Creative Writing, Business & Finance, Photography, English Literature & Culture, Shakespearean Theater, Sports and more.
Adventure , Language Immersion Programs , Pre-College Programs , Travel - Study Programs
Edinburgh, Scotland
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Option 1:
Jul 7- July 28, 2023
London (optional extension)
July 28 - Aug 1, 2023
Student Dormitory

Loch Ness Highlands, Steam Train Tour, Sterling and Loch Lomond Castle, Holy Island

Some flexibility with dates is possible, please ask our staff

Grades 9-12
No language prerequisite

Majors: Creative Writing, Business & Finance, Photography

Electives: English Literature & Culture, Shakespearean Theater, Sports

Opt 1: 3 weeks
Optional extension to London
$985 $885

Our summer program in Edinburgh and its vicinity offers an affordable option and a perfect setting for those who are interested in studying Creative Writing, Business, Theater, English Literature and immersing in the culture and history of Scotland and the United Kingdom. Our students will go on breathtaking day trips, wander around the old town streets, get inspired by the medieval castle, reminiscent of the famous ‘Harry Potter’ novels, and make lifelong friends. They will take part in Edinburgh’s summer festival, taste traditional Scottish recipes and watch many street performances every day. The group will also discover Scottish history by visiting the Stirling Castle, where back in 16th century Mary Stuart was crowned Queen of Scots.

No-Stress Travel Guarantee

Whether you missed your connecting flight, lost your luggage or encountered any other problem, rest easy knowing that our staff and travel agents will help you with all necessary arrangements, help you re-book your flights, find a hotel room and cover all necessary expenses, such as meals, clothes, personal items, and more.

<p>Optional Travel Extension<br />

Optional Travel Extension

At the end of the program, the students will have the option of traveling to London, an internationally recognized capital of finance, politics, pop culture and art, a city with an incredibly rich historical heritage, first-class museums and galleries, and a bustling theater scene. We will visit some of the popular landmarks, such as Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London, Trafalgar Square and the Piccadilly Circus, gaze at the posh crowd in Carnaby street and discuss how London played a central role in the main political and cultural events that shaped the world.

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  • Program Highlights

    In Edinburgh you will live in a modern student dormitory near the city center. Set against a solemn backdrop of rugged green mountains, Scotland’s capital breathes history, culture and style. The imposing fortress of Edinburgh Castle towers over the city and its many world-famous sites, such as the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Scott Monument, Royal Mile, St Giles’ Cathedral and many others. In addition to these, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions appeal to some of the younger visitors.

    • Study in a fun, interactive way, outside of the classroom, immersing in the local community (hence our Experiential Learning Method!)
    • Experience authentic cultural immersion
    • Be a savvysophisticated traveler. Go above and beyond the standard tourist checklist!
    • Meet local teens and make friends from all over the world
    • Included trips to Loch Ness Highlands, Steam Train Tour, Sterling and Loch Lomond Castle, Holy Island
    • 2 and 3 week sessions
    • Optional 4-day travel extension to London
  • Food

    Our students and staff will enjoy group meals at carefully chosen authentic restaurants, as well as fresh food and groceries regularly delivered from local stores. During the occasional cuisine workshops and cooking nights the staff and students will cook together armed with local recipes and fresh ingredients from local markets.

  • Residential Life

    Students will live in a comfortable dormitory near the old town. Each student will have a shared room with a shared bathroom next door to other students and staff.

    By being a part of our Abbey Road family you will make new friends, learn to be independent and self-reliant, share responsibilities with your peers, manage your time, and get ready for college years!

  • Daily Schedule

    Some of our students’ favorite activities are:

    • A group discussion over coffee and ice cream in Old Town Edinburgh
    • Photography scavenger hunt
    • A visit to the local market
    • Dance night in downtown Edinburgh
    • Talent Show and evening outings
    • Theater workshop
    • Barbeque party
    • Treasure Hunt in the Old Town

    Every student on the program chooses two classes as their academic focus: a major and an elective. The major classes meet every morning Monday to Friday while electives meet three afternoons a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

    Majors: Creative Writing, Business & Finance, Photography

    Electives and Workshops: English Literature & Culture, Shakespearean Theater, Photography, Sports

    All our classes are taught in a fun, interactive, experiential way, maximizing intensive cultural immersion.

    Important Note: Curfew and Free Time

    The students will have approximately 2 – 3 hours of free time per day, subject to our safety rules and guidelines. The curfew is at 10:30 – 11:00 pm, subject to change at the program director’s discretion.

  • Day Trips

    In addition to exploring Edinburgh and its vicinity, our students will go on breathtaking day trips to the nearby sites:

    Some of the students’ favorites include:

    • Loch Ness Highlands
    • Steam Train Tour
    • Sterling and Loch Lomond Castle
    • Holy Island

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