Set in the historical Dalkeith House, or "Palace" as the locals refer to it, "Experience Scotland" provides a rich, cultural immersion with the comfort and safety of an organized and well-staffed international learning community.
Complete student applications are due in the Administrative Office of the Wisconsin in Scotland program by the following absolute deadlines. The earlier students submit their complete applications, the more certain it is they will be guaranteed a spot.
Good news! There is now extra incentive to complete your application early. Complete your application by the priority deadlines listed below, and receive an Experience Scotland program t-shirt! If there are spots available, applications will be accepted until the absolute deadline. Please check with the Office of International Education/Programs on your home campus to determine what their in-house deadlines are. Check with the Administrative Office of the Wisconsin in Scotland program to determine the possibility of participation after deadlines have passed.
General Orientation: Global Connections 102 Hagestad Hall
Semester-length (fall) program participants, plan on attending one of the following General Orientations:
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm OR Thursday, 17 April 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Short-term (summer) program participants, plan on attending one of the following General Orientations:
Monday, 14 April 2014 2:00-3:30 pm OR Tuesday 15 April 2014 6:00-7:30 pm
Experience Scotland Orientation: Thursday, 24 April 2014 6:00 pm-9:00 pm - Global Connections 102 Hagestad Hall
As you make your travel arrangements, please keep the following in mind:
Official check-in time at Dalkeith House is between 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on:
Summer Module 1 - 17 May 2014
Summer Module 2 - 14 June 2014
Summer Module 3 - 12 July 2014
Fall Semester, 2014 - 15 August 2014
In order to ensure a successful term, students are required to participate in orientation activities throughout the weekend.
Orientation will begin at 3:30 p.m. on all above dates.
If you need to arrive prior to 9:00 a.m. on orientation date, please e-mail Patty Watters, Resident Director of Operations, firstname.lastname@example.org, to make arrangements.
It may be possible to arrive a day or two early; however, you will be staying at the house as a guest at a rate of £20 for the night and you will be expected to abide by guest policies.
Any student staying at the house prior to check-in will be assigned to a guest room and will not be able to check into his/her room assignment until official check-in begins.
A few weeks before the program begins you will receive an e-mail from the program asking for your flight details. It is imperative that you respond in a timely manner to this request.
Summer participants, if you would like to take advantage of airport pickup service provided by the WIS program, you must arrive at the airport in Edinburgh before 12:15 p.m. on the first day of orientation. A bus will be waiting to meet students for departure to Dalkeith House. (Note: This means departing the U.S. the day before your orientation dates, i.e. depart May 16 for May 17 orientation.) View directions to find other modes of transportation to Dalkeith House.
Interested in returning to Dalkeith House for a visit?
Please visit the 'alumni' page for more information.