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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland; Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom;
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led
Language of Instruction: English Housing: Hotel
Academic Courses: ART, REL Minimum GPA: 2.50
Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009 Program Fee: $7000
Program Description:

Belmont in France and the UK



we will journey to Paris and tour the Louvre. Then it will be off to London where we will spend a week in the city studying the history of European art and design with a focus on the illuminated manuscripts and the book arts. Finally, we will venture to Scotland. Based from Edinburgh we will visit Lindisfarne and Iona. These are the sights where the most celebrated works of the book arts were created; the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Book of Kells. The journey will also include sites from contemporary pop culture such as Harry Potter. You will collect digital photographs along the way and the experience will culminate in the creation of your own art objects. Your personal program journal will become a work of art and keepsake of your journey.

This program tours urban and rural areas of the UK and France stopping at the primary centers of Art and Design to explore the sites and museums. Students will see how religion shaped western culture in ways that are still relevant in their everyday lives.

You will earn Junior Cornerstone Credit in Religion and Art & Design History credits as you create your own masterpieces of the visual and written word in the same environment that the magical Book of Kells was created!

  • In London there will be an optional excursion to Oxford to tour Christ Church (not included in costs)
  • In Scotland there will be excursions to islands of Lindesfarne and IonaMysore (visit Tipu Sultan’s summer palace, as well as Jami Masjid)

All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the Gen Ed core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in France and the UK. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.

  • REL 3950: “Questions that Matter” in the UK and France (Religion Junior Cornerstone)
  • ART 2950: Religious Art & Design in the UK and France; Emphasis on Illuminated Manuscripts (ART 2000 The Art Experience for non-majors or Design History Seminar for majors and minors )

Students in Ireland/EdinburghENG 3950: Third Year Writing (English 3010; satisfies BELL CORE requirement)
INB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300)


1. Program Fee: $7,000: 
This fee Includes travel, lodging, breakfast every day, entry fees. And some meals.

Costs not covered by the program fee include: evisa processing, international cell phone
coverage, personal expenses (such as additional travel, meals, gifts, course text/supplies)

2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal Summer tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.  

Photo of IrelandProgram Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance


Faculty-Led Application Process
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
  • Spring Break Programs: November 15
  • Maymester Programs: February 1
  • Summer Programs: February 15 
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply. 
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in. 
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application. 


Dan Johnson
Department of Art
Dr. Beth Ritter-Conn
College of Theology and Christian Ministry

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.