2015 International Summer School
The University of Stirling is delighted to welcome international students from around the world to take part in the International Summer School (ISS) during the summer of 2015.
Experience the ISS
Watch a short video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AokVp1fHpu0) about the International Summer School produced by University of Stirling students.
Why choose the ISS?
The broad programme presents a unique opportunity to sample student life at the University, whilst gaining credits towards your degree programme at your home institution. The ISS is run by a full-time team within the University’s International and Postgraduate Office.
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Program Start and End Date
The ISS will be structured in two 4-week blocks which can be taken independently or consecutively.
Modules (Classes) with Experiential Learning
♦The University of Stirling employs teaching staff who are consistently amongst the best in their fields and are dedicated to the success of their students. Modules (classes) have been tailored especially for the ISS to help you get the most out of your studies in Scotland. A key component of your ISS modules will be the class Experiential Excursions that complement classroom learning. For instance, a visit to one of Scotland's main sporting venues helps contextualise your studies in Sports Management and your Scottish history module comes alive with a trip to battlefields around Scotland.
The Extracurricular Programme Social Activities & Day Trips
⇔Social activities and day trips are an important part of the programme beyond your studies.
⇔The ISS programme cost includes guided day trips to St Andrews, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and a full programme of social activities including pub quiz nights, guided hikes and walking tours.
⇔There will also be additional opportunities to visit Scottish treasures such as Loch Ness, Glencoe, the Highlands and the Isle of Skye at discounted rates. You can even learn/practice your Scottish country dancing at the ISS ceilidh.
⇔These field trips are opened to all ISS space-permitting.
**All Field Trips are included in the program cost
Quotes from Previous Students
♦Want to see what other students have to say about the ISS program? Check out these quotes from past students!
What Is Included In The Costs?
The program fee varies depending on whether you choose to take two, three or four course modules (6, 9 or 12 US semester credits). But all of the following are included in the program fee: tuition, accommodation, airport pick-up/drop-off, welcome reception, orientation, class excursions, social activities, National Health Service emergency healthcare, Sports Centre membership, 24/7 ISS staff access. Please visit the following links on the University of Stirling website for more information: What's Included? Costs
A full orientation program will be offered to help students settle in to their new surroundings. The program includes a campus tour, bus and walking tours of Stirling and surrounding area. IT and library induction will also be offered at the start of each block.
→ You will be housed with other ISS students in shared on-campus apartments (flats) in Fraser of Allander Flats
. You can move into your apartment (flat) on the first listed date of each block. You will be required to move out of your flat by 9am on the last listed day of the last block you will attend.
A range of social and cultural activities will enable you to get to know other students on the ISS, including excursions to major Scottish attractions, a Scottish ceilidh, meeting a famous British figure! For more information, check out the What's Included and 2015: A summer to remember links on the University of Stirling website.
DESIGNATED AIRPORT PICK UP/DROP OFF
⇒Transportation to and from designated airports will only be provided at designated times on certain days.
NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE MEDICAL/EMERGENCY TREATMENT
♦You will have full access to the National Health Service (NHS) Medical Centre on campus.
SPORTS CENTRE MEMBERSHIP
⇔During your time at Stirling, you will have free access to the university's world-class fitness and conditioning center, 50-metre swimming pool, and attend fitness classes. For a reduced fee you are also able to use the university's facilities for golf, tennis, squash, badminton and various other indoor and outdoor sports
Want to speak to a former ISS student? Email the ISS on firstname.lastname@example.org and they can put you in touch with one of their 300+ alumni, possibly one from your area.