Prepare for your undergraduate experience by studying abroad in Scotland.
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We invite you to embrace new cultures, meet new people, and gain confidence by studying abroad with JUMPSTART: Scotland.

Program Dates:

June 24 to July 24, 2020


You'll live and study in the Dalkeith House, an 18th-century palace, just six miles from Scotland's capital city of Edinburgh.

Four students at the Isle of Sky during their JUMPSTART: Scotland experience.

A Safe and Supportive Living-Learning Community:

We encourage you to submerge yourself in a new culture and push beyond your comfort zone to experience what Scotland has to offer. By doing so, you'll develop confidence, understanding for others, and an appreciation for the world we live in.

You'll gain a sense of global awareness as you explore traditional Scottish storytelling. This 3-credit course, taught by UW-Stout professor Dr. Mitch Ogden, includes ancient and contemporary storytelling methods. 

While you learn, you'll get to know your classmates, faculty, and staff who live, learn, and work in a fun, supportive, and collaborative community created within the house.

Our program includes excursions in and around Edinburgh, your “lab” for learning, and an opportunity for you to join in an optional weekend trip to the Highlands. 


JUMPSTART: Scotland students visiting Isle of Sky.

“Experience Scotland gave me the opportunity to travel, experience a new culture, and grow as a student. Without living in Scotland, I don't think my college experience would have been complete.” - Daniel 


The estimated program fee is $3,370 and includes: 

  • Tuition and accommodation 
  • Breakfast Sunday-Saturday while classes are in session 
  • Lunch Monday-Thursday while classes are in session
  • e-Stout laptop
  • Bus pass, basic mobile phone, 24-hour staff support, insurance 
  • Local excursions and class field trips 

Please plan for an additional $2,300 for out-of-pocket expenses such as flights, passport, personal expenses, additional meals, etc.

Application Priority Deadline is March 1.


Applications may be accepted until April 1 and are reviewed and approved on a rolling basis. Capacity is limited.