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AT A GLANCE/LOCATION
On this program, Belmont students have the opportunity to study abroad on a semester-long faculty led program at the University of St. Andrews every spring. Students are accompanied by a Belmont professor who will teach one course, and be available to Belmont students throughout the semester. The Belmont professor will organize group meals and excursions. In addition to taking one course with Belmont faculty and students, students will also directly enroll in courses at the university.
The University of St. Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world, founded in 1413. Over six centuries it has established a reputation as one of Europe's leading and most distinctive centers for teaching and research. The university's 6000 undergraduate students comprise nearly half of the quaint town of St. Andrews' population. Students come from over 100 countries and are embraced by the town and university, made to feel part of the community for however long they choose to study.
St. Andrews is located in a breathtaking position on a rocky headland overlooking the dramatic waters of the North Sea. The rolling fields and wooded hills of the Kingdom of Fife lie inland. St Andrews is a unique place to study and live. Nestled on the east coast of Scotland, students may find themselves crossing golf-courses on their way to class, or jogging along the beach after dinner.
Spring Semester only
January – May
AREAS OF STUDY
Students are required to take the Belmont course with a Belmont professor. They will also take two courses at St. Andrews.
Students are encouraged to take two St. Andrews courses that equate to a minimum of 40 credit hours cumulatively.
30 credits at St. Andrews = 7 Belmont credits
20 credits at St. Andrews = 5 Belmont credits
Course with Belmont professor = 3 Belmont credits
The total credit amount awarded for the semester will be between 13-17 credits.
Learn more about courses available at St. Andrews here.
Courses are available in: Economics, English, History, Humanities, Languages, Management, Psychology, Religious Studies
This is an academically rigorous program and students must have a 3.2 GPA to be eligible for studying abroad at St. Andrews. Students are expected to be self-motivated as there is little professor feedback and students may only have 1 or 2 assignments the entire semester. Learn more about academics here.
Once students are accepted into St. Andrews, they will receive information about applying to housing. Students must select a catered and shared housing option (this option includes housing and a meal plan) so that a number of weekly meals are included in their program fee. Do NOT select self-catered as an option. Learn more about housing options here.
Residences are located throughout the town so that everything is within walking distance and students feel very much at the heart of the community. Residences range from beautiful stone buildings full of original period features to stylish new apartments.
1. Housing: Included in program fee. See below.
Program Fee: $5,000
Includes lodging, health insurance, all group excursions, a meal plan, as well as museum and event tickets (for group visits).
Costs not covered by the program fee include: Round-trip airfare, course supplies, personal expenses such as personal travel and museum/site visits, gifts and souvenirs.
Unpredictable currency fluctuations or low enrollment may affect the actual cost of the program.
2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the regular semester rate for Spring 2020.
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel.It is recommended that students wait to be accepted fully into their program before booking their airfare.
The Students' Association ("the Union") is the hub of all student activity in St. Andrews, with all students attending the university becoming automatic members. The Union offers an enormous range of events and societies welcoming student participation. The university has over 50 registered sports clubs for both beginners and existing players alike. Additionally, the town of St. Andrews has dozens of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.