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Advisor: Stephen Ferst Advisor Email:
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
Scotland Landscape
Overview | Studying | Living | Exploring | Eligibility | Dates & Costs

Overview: The Landscapes and Geology of Scotland

Earn four credits this summer exploring the landscape of Scotland!  The soaring mountains, low lying valleys, fjords, river ways, and rolling hills of Scotland invoke visions of beauty and serenity.  For a geologist, Scotland provides endless encounters with the land and every turn.  This faculty-led course on Scottish Field Geography is designed to allow you to follow in the footsteps of the first geologists with visits to field sites where many of the major discoveries in geology were first made. 


This program will explore the science of major geological discoveries in Scotland while placing them in a historical context.  During the days students  will learn about influential geologists, their major discoveries, and how their original work has been updated and used in the present day. In doing so, participants will learn both the history and the science of the concepts in geology. During the program, there is ample opportunity to visit relevant field sites and to participate in exercises in note taking, mapping, and interpreting the field sites while earning credit back at CSI.

 Scotland LandscapeLiving

While in the historic city of Edinburgh, you will live in furnished apartments or halls of residence.  All halls are centrally located in the city and are near museums, shopping, cultural sites, and local transportation as well as numerous  local restaurants and cafés.  Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and is located on the Firth of Forth's southern shore.  It has served as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century and is the current seat of the Scottish Government, Parliament, and the supreme courts. The city has a long heritage as a center of education and culture.  It’s nearly half-million residents create a bustling city and its historical and cultural attractions have made it the United Kingdom's second most popular tourist destination. 

Scotland Landscape
Scotland Landscape

While in Edinburgh you can spend your free time visiting the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery as well as the many restaurants, pubs, and other historic sites including the Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate.  


Minimum 2.5 GPA required.  Minimum 12 completed credits at the time of application.  PREREQUISITES — Instructor Consent Required.

Dates & Costs

Below you will find the current dates and costs for all terms available.  Please note all dates and costs are subject to change.
Summer 2019:  June 30 to July 21  Cost:  $3,650

Program Cost includes:
On-site program instruction and activities, housing (twin rooms), breakfasts, excursions, local and domestic administration, international medical and accident insurance, and orientation. 

Program Cost does not include:
CUNY tuition (4 credits), International air fare NYC-Edinburgh ~$1,000, meals (breakfast is included); Personal Expenses, passport and other fees. 

Application Deadline:
April 15, 2019

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 04/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates a rolling admission application cycle where applicants will be accepted into the program within two to three weeks after application is received and do not have to wait for the application deadline for notification.