History, Landscape, and National Identity of Scotland
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2019. SEE HOW TO APPLY TAB FOR MORE INFORMATION.
The program’s primary academic goal is to introduce students to a historical understanding of Scottish nationalism as well as documenting and reflecting upon this learning experience through the visual art of photography. Students will visit and experience a wide variety of historical sites and landscapes in order to gain a better appreciation for Scotland’s diverse regional identities. Students will visit the historic capital city of Edinburgh where they will gain a sense of both the old (the castle and Holyrood Palace) and the new the Scottish Parliament which opened in 1999). Form there we will travel to historic sites that are significant to Scottish national identity, such as Stirling Bridge (where William Wallace won a victory over the English in 1297), Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness (site of several Nessie sightings), and St. Andrew's, the site of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. Along the way students will come to appreciate Scotland’s unique historical situation as a nation without a full independent state that is bound in union with another nation with which it has a long and frequently antagonistic relationship (England). Students will then have the opportunity to contextualize Scotland’s national situation within the broader scope of global nationalism. For more information, please contact Jason White (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joshua White (email@example.com).
Note: Students must enroll in 6 HIS or 6 ART credits.
History and National Identify in Scotland: HIS 3531-145 – 3 credits
Scottish Landscape and Memory Through Photography: ART 3537-145 – 3 credits
Documenting National Identity in Scotland: HIS/ART 3532-145 – 3 credits
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Evening workshops are available on 10/26. For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.
Billable Program Cost: $ 4,853.00
Includes: Airfare, In-country Program Transportation, Lodging, International Health and Evacuation Insurance, Program Events, Some Meals, and CCS Administrative Fee.
Estimated Additional Student Cost: $500–700
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: Immunizations, Personal Expenses, and Most Meals.
*Non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa before entering Scotland.
** Tuition and fees for summer program are not included in this cost. Please go to this link and scroll down to "Study Abroad Rates" to determine what tuition and fees you will be charged based on your individual status. Please note that summer tuition and fees are updated during the spring semester.
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control. Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal/cancellation policy can be found at this link.
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If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in a short-term, faculty-led education abroad program, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:
- Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
- Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at http://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
- Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash or Laura Sullivan PRIOR to applying to the program.
The international component of this course will run from 5/22/2019 to 6/11/2019.
Dr. Jason White
Assistant Professor, Department of History
Biography for Dr. Jason White
Jason White earned his PhD in history from Brown University in 2008. His specialty is early modern British history and his book, Militant Protestantism and British Identity, 1603-1642, was published in 2012. He studied Scottish History at the University of St. Andrews and spent eight months in the archives in Edinburgh researching his dissertation. He has a deep and abiding love for all things Scottish, including Scotland's national dish, haggis.
Mr. Joshua White
Assistant Professor, Art Department
Biography for Mr. Joshua White
Joshua White uses sculpture, photography, and mixed media to investigate memory, mortality, ecology, and sustainability. His images have been shown nationally, and his series A Photographic Survey of the American Yard was featured in the September 2015 issue of National Geographic. White received his MFA from Arizona State University, and is an assistant professor of studio art at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Joshua White uses sculpture, photography, and mixed media to investigate memory, mortality, ecology, and sustainability. His images have been shown nationally, and his series A Photographic Survey of the American Yard was featured in the September 2015 issue of National Geographic. White received his MFA from Arizona State University, and is an assistant professor of studio art at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.
How to Apply
- CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
- SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
- Log in to AppalNET/Banner Self-Service.
- Select the "Direct Link to Web Self-Service" using your AppState username and password.
- Select the Student Tab.
- Scroll down and click on the "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet*" link.
- Select the program-specific application form from the programs drop-down menu.
- Fill out, save, and submit the online application.
- PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
- PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
- Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building.
- Give the name and term of your program to the Cashier who will look up the deposit charge on your account (e.g., Poland COM Summer 1).
- Pay the non-refundable deposit by check, cash, credit card, or money order.
- BRING YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
- Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED), located on the 3rd floor of Plemmons Student
Union, Suite 321.
- OIED will make your enrollment official upon reception of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Evening workshops are available on 9/6, 9/21, and 10/26. For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 5 steps above.
You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family and loved ones (including the Student Handbook), before submitting your application.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:
Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. The application deadline is 3/31/19 at the latest.
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.