EDINBURGH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Edinburgh, Scotland is a prime location for Furman students to experience what unites Europeans—and what divides them.
Students spend 15 weeks in Edinburgh taking four courses, one of which includes their internship. A Furman faculty director accompanies them as the instructor for two courses: an internship course and a travel-study course taught by the Furman director. Tours in Europe are included in the travel-study course that visit sites of historical, political, economic and cultural importance on at least two weekends. Students work part-time (20 hours) in the institutions or organizations in Edinburgh. They receive credit for the internship course and a travel-study course taught by the Furman director. Students also enroll in two courses at Napier University.
PSC 408 The Scottish Experience
Instructor: T. Smythe
Internship in an institution or organization with appropriate academic perspectives.
IDS 373 Survey of Scottish Issues
Instructor(s): T. Smythe
Survey of history, politics, economics, and culture of the European continent. Content will include appropriate
readings, guest lectures by European experts, structured group travel to selected sites, and independent travel
assignments. Open only to students participating in the Brussels travel study program. 4 credits.
The remaining two courses (8 credits) are taken at Napier University in Edinburgh
The program is open to all Furman students, provided they have the prerequisites for the internship course they plan to take. Preference is given to students from participating departments (Business, Com Studies, Economics, History and Political Science) and graduating seniors. Preference will also be given to high academic achievers and individuals judged capable of handling the pressures of living, studying and traveling in Europe.
Students live in apartment-style housing in Edinburgh.
The cost of participation is equivalent to the cost of tuition, room and board plus a $250 study away fee. Included in the program fee is international airfare, international health insurance, room, board, administrative program fees, and excursions associated with the travel-study course.
ADDITIONAL STUDENT EXPENSES
The students should expect to pay approximately $1500 in extra charges not included in the program fee for visas, fingerprinting, housing tax and a housing deposit.
Students are also required to have $5000 in a bank account in their name during the visa application process to prove they have the financial means to support themselves in the UK for the duration of their stay. Students are chosen at random and must be able to provide a bank statement showing proof of funds.