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  • Locations: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/15/2019 03/16/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: McKelfresh, Ben Housing Options: Dormitory
Classification at Departure: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior Cumulative GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English Host Country Language: English
Online Course Catalog Available: Yes Sponsor: Iowa State
ISU Course: INTED Program Type: Direct
Program Description:


Glasgow Caledonian University Summer School

Program Features

ScotlandWhy Glasgow?

• Large city with lot to offer in terms of shopping, museums, and restaurants
• It's affordable
• Only one hour from Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city
• There is speculation that the University of Glasgow buildings were inspiration for Harry Potter's Hogwarts
• It was named as the European City of Culture in 1990




Glasgow is located in southern Scotland.  While Glasgow has the largest population of any city in Scotland, Edinburgh, the capital, is just one hour to the east.  Both Glasgow and Edinburgh have excellent airports offering many direct flights to UK and European destinations. 



ScotlandWhat courses?

On this three week program, students can take one course from 10 possibilities.  Courses are offered in variety of areas and can be found on Glasgow Caledonian University's Summer School webpage.  Courses are taught in English.  Students typically earn 5 ECTS which will transfer to ISU as 3 credit hours. 

Want to stay for longer than 3 weeks?  You can add another week in your housing for an additional fee or you can consider spending a semester at Glasgow Caledonian University as an exchange student!


Cost and Scholarships

ScotlandHow much?

The ISU Program Fee for Summer 2018 is $2800. There are a number of scholarships specific to this program. Please be sure to visit the scholarship page and apply before the February 15, 2017 deadline. The ISU Program Fee includes tuition, housing, fees, insurance, and a social program. The ISU Program Fee does not include airfare, extra classes, housing deposit, housing extension, meals, passport, books, and all other additional expenses. For more details, click on "budget sheet" at the top of this page. A student who gets a tuition free scholarship can expect this program to cost approximately $3500 for everything (housing, airfare, meals, personal expenses, etc.)  Students who are not awarded a tuition free scholarship can expect this program to cost approximately $5000 for everything.  For information on scholarships for study abroad: see



ScotlandWhere will I live?

The cost of housing is included in the program fee. Students will be housed in a dormitory just a few minutes walk from campus. These dormitories are laid out as apartments. After a student enters their apartment, they will typically be in the kitchen and communal space.  From there, doors lead into the bathrooms and single bedrooms. The number of students living in an apartment can vary, but 6-8 is typical.  Please note, in Scotland it is common to share an apartment and even a bathroom with a member of the opposite sex.  Additional housing information and sample pictures are available on the Glasgow Caledonian University Summer School website


Dates and Contacts




How to Apply

TravelWhat else?

To learn more about the program, contact Trevor Nelson, in the Study Abroad Center to schedule an appointment or call 515-294-6792.

The program fee includes a social program. Additional information is available online. Check out the on-line brochure for specific dates, details of the academic programs, the supplemental social program (for an addition cost), and the optional dining plan (£75 per week for 3 meals Monday - Friday). The social program provides students with activities such as a tour of Glasgow, a day trip to Edinburgh, and experiencing a traditional Scottish dance, called Ceilidh.

Travel links:
Glasgow airport
Scottish train