Spend your summer in Stirling, Scotland! The International Summer School (ISS) internship program is a great way to earn course credit and experience Scottish culture. Stirling offers many different festivals and events and the famous cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are a short train ride away.
Watch a video
about the Stirling ISS! The program website
also offers a lot of advice on local events, cultural differences, and student life on campus and this website
shows some activities and festivals happening around the area.
The Stirling International Summer School (ISS) offers a combined course and internship option. You can take 2 modules in Block 1 then participate in an internship during Block 2! Courses available focus on art, history, social science, and more. Students will earn 9 UWGB credits for this program.
Modules are offered in two blocks:
June 9th- July 7th
July 7th- August 4th
Stay for one or both blocks and earn up to 6 credits per block (3 credits per module taken). The internship option
is offered in Block 2 (must take courses in Module 1). Find out more about the course modules
(Block 1) on the website and visit the regular Stirling ISS webpage
for approved course equivalencies. Internships include 140 hours of "work" time and 10 hours of "classroom" or support time. Past Stirling ISS participants have interned with:
- Superglass, a leading maker of insulation in Europe
- Basketball Scotland, the governing body for basketball in Scotland
- Innerpeffray Library, the oldest public library in Scotland
- Destination Loch Lomond, a graphic communication project promoting tourism near the beautiful Loch Lomond area
- Scottish Athletics
- The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum
- Creative Stirling
Contact your OIE advisor to see what is possible for you!
Stirling ISS also offers extracurricular activities and days trips that are part of the tuition fee
. These may include movie nights, Scottish dancing, and excursions to St. Andrews and Edinburgh. Discounts are offered for weekend trips to other parts of Scotland such as Loch Ness and the Isle of Skye.
All International Summer School students will be housed in on-campus apartment-style accommodation. The campus is surrounded by beautiful walking trails, the University’s loch, golf course, and is flanked by the towering hill called Dumyat.
It is about a five minute walk to all teaching buildings, library facilities, shops, theatre, cinema, public transportation links and social areas.
Find out more about accommodation and catering on the Campus Life website