In this program, students will have the opportunity to study comparative education and pedagogy in a global context. Students will earn USFSP credit while while learning about the Scottish education system first hand from University of Glasgow School of Education faculty and through classroom observation of local Scottish schools. The second course will be taught by USFSP College of Education faculty at University of Glasgow facilities and focus on comparing the role of education in Scottish versus American society.
Once USFSP Education Abroad meets the minimum enrollment for the program, students will need to apply separately through the University of Glasgow's online portal. USFSP Education Abroad will send students instructions at the appropriate time.
Participants in this program will need to apply for short term study visa in the United Kingdom. Students are informed to wait to apply until USFSP Education Abroad sends students instructions after the program has met minimum enrollment. US passport holders can apply for a short term study visa on arrival at any UK airport and don’t need to apply in advance. See www.gov.uk/study-visit-visa for fees and additional information. Non-US passport holders will be responsible for researching rules and fees regarding entry into the UK.
With a population of over 600,000 Glasgow is Scotland's largest city and the third largest in the United Kingdom. Continuously settled since prehistoric times and nestled on the River Clyde, Glasgow's name derives from Gaelic and translates as "dear green place". Less than 50 miles from Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, Glasgow also has its own reputation as an artistic capital of Europe. It was named the European City of Culture for 1990, deemed a UNESCO City of Music, and is home to over 20 museums.
Established in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest English-speaking university in the world and ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide. Famous alumni include founder of modern economics Adam Smith, seven Nobel Laureates, and even the writer and producer of the popular television shows Doctor Who and Sherlock. With over 26,000 students from more than 140 countries, the University is also one of the most diverse in Europe.
Who Can Participate
The program is open to students in all majors at USFSP. Education majors and non-degree seeking students within the USF system may also apply. All applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.8.
Minimum GPA Required to Apply: 2.8
Course Approval Form: Students must download and complete a form as part of the application process. Click here for the form.
All undergraduate students take both:
EDF 3604 School and Society, 3 credits
EDG 4909 Education in a Globalized World, 3 credits
All graduate students take both:
EDF 6492 Program Evaluation in Scotland, 3 credits
EDA 6910 Education in a Globalized World, 3 credits
Credit Type: direct USFSP credit
***In order to receive full credit for the program courses, students must attend any class meetings listed and complete an online pre-departure orientation in CANVAS. (A link to access the orientation will be sent to students' USF email addresses prior to departure.) ***
Program Charge: $5,175.00
Accompaniment and on-site program direction by USFSP instructor
Double or triple occupancy accommodations (with other USFSP program students only)
6 USFSP credit hours (program courses)
Social programme (including 2 weekend trips).
International airfare to/from Glasgow (estimate $1500)
Personal spending (entertainment to vary by individual)
Meals not covered in program or on excursions
Passport or visa expenses--non-US passport holders are responsible for checking the entry requirements of Spain for their country of citizenship and procuring/purchasing any required visas.
How and When to Pay
5 days from committing to program or application deadline, whichever is first.
March 10, 2017
April 10, 2017
May 10, 2017
Once you have been accepted to your program of choice, you will be asked to confirm your participation in the program by hitting the Commit button on your personal application page. Having confirmed your participation, the USFSP Education Abroad Office will place charges on your OASIS account. Students will be asked to make a confirmation payment toward the Study Abroad Program Cost (SAPC). Generally, this payment is $500, although certain programs may have alternate payment requirements as indicated on the specific program website.
Once you have committed to the program, you are financially liable for the Study Abroad Program Cost. Please carefully read your program-specific payment requirements as well as the Financial Terms and Conditions for your relevant program.
To make the payment:
ON-LINE (Please note: Do not use the on-line payment option if you have other outstanding charges on your account, as any payment will automatically be credited toward your on-campus charges)
Step 1: Go to USF Single-SignOn
Step 2: Log in using your USF Net ID.
Step 3: Click on OASIS on the top menu.
Step 4: On the Main Menu, go to "Student"
Step 5: On the Student Menu, go to "Tuition & Fees"
Step 6: Click on "Student Bill Payment" PLEASE NOTE: The USF Cashier's Office charges a 2.5% "convenience fee" for using a credit or bank card. If you use an online check you will not be charged the additional fee. They no longer accept VISA.
Step 1: Email the USFSP Education Abroad Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for a payment form. The form must be completed and signed by an authorized member of the Education Abroad Office.
Step 2: Take payment form to the USFSP Cashier's Office (BAY 132). You may pay only pay with check, cash or money order in person. Checks are payable to USF.
Step 3: Please keep a record of your payment for your records.
Post-Commitment Cancellation Policy:
You are liable for $100 less any non-recoverable program costs if you cancel at least 91 days prior to departure.*
You are liable for $300 less any non-recoverable program costs if you cancel 61 to 90 days prior to departure.*
You are liable for up to 100% of the program fee if you cancel 60 days or less prior to departure.*
Students must email email@example.com to notify USFSP Education Abroad of their cancellation.
*Education Abroad will assess on a case-by-case basis the non-recoverable costs of the program for which the student is liable. Non-recoverable costs may exceed to-date funds collected by USFSP Education Abroad at time of student's withdraw from the program.
Financial Aid and Scholarship Funding
Many funding opportunities are available to USF students who are planning to study abroad. Please see our funding page for further details.
Please note: The Education Abroad Scholarship application deadline for summer semester is February 15, 2017. However, applicants must be accepted and committed to the program as well as have paid the $500 Confirmation Payment in order to be considered for scholarships. This takes processing time. Therefore, we strongly advise applicants submit all parts of the scholarship application by February 1, 2017.
Health and Safety
USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program. Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.
All participants must be in possession of a valid U.S. Passport, or a valid passport from their country of residence. Passports must have an expiration date at least 6 months after the student's scheduled return to the U.S. U.S. citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Spain. Non-U.S. citizens should check with their own country's consulate regarding visa requirements for Spain. Non-US citizens should also check- in with the USF International Services Office to ensure reentry to the US.
The local equivalent to the “911” emergency line in the United Kingdom, including Scotland, is 999.
The United Kingdom is politically stable and has a modern infrastructure but shares with the rest of the world an elevated threat of terrorist incidents of international origin. The UK, like other foreign governments, has taken actions to guard against terrorist attacks of this nature, including arrests of suspected extremists allegedly involved in terrorist plots. Credible information indicates terrorist groups continue plotting possibly near term attacks in Europe. All European countries remain potentially vulnerable to attacks from transnational terrorist organizations. There is also the potential for isolated violence related to the political situation in Northern Ireland.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland assesses there is a continued threat of violence from dissident republicans in Northern Ireland, focused primarily on police and military targets and may involve the use of firearms and explosives. Tensions may be heightened during the summer marching season (April to August), particularly during the month of July (around the July 12th public holiday).
Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence. Avoid areas of demonstrations if possible, and be careful within the vicinity of demonstrations. Stay current with media coverage of local events and be aware of your surroundings at all times.
The UK Security Service, commonly known as MI5, publishes specific reasons for any changes in the threat level and recommended actions for the public via its UK threat levels website.
For detailed information on travel documents you may need for your trip please visit our Passport and Visa page.
Students will be housed in double/triple occupancy on-campus University of Glasgow dorms with other USFSP students for the duration of the program.