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The University of Stirling has a strong reputation for both teaching and research and is in the top rank of Scottish universities. It offers a full range of subjects across the areas of business, humanities, science, media, and languages. The most popular
Stirling, United Kingdom
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

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Program Description:

Stirling is one of Scotland's most historic cities, which many major battles for Scottish independence took place in and around. Once the capital of Scotland, the city is surrounded by a large medieval fortress now mixed in with a contemporary, university town. Lush and green, Stirling is often called "The Gateway to the Highlands." The city is extremely student-oriented, pedestrian friendly, and offers all of the amenities of a large cosmopolitan city. The once majestic medieval castle situated in the heart of the city now serves as a local concert and arts venue. This combination between old and new gives the city a sort of magical feel that visitors will always remember. The city itself sits atop rolling hills and situated near a beautiful loch inhabited with local wildlife. It is also only about 45 minutes by train from Glasgow or Edinburgh giving students easy access to both cities for a day of exploration.

ISA programs in Stirling take place at the University of Stirling. Ranked in the top 2.5% of global higher education institutions, the university is not only known for its beautiful location but its high quality of teaching and research. In addition, the University of Stirling has been named Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence with its exceptional and very modern sporting facilities. Visit the cities many stunning historical monuments, walk or cycle along the countryside, or enjoy a traditional Scottish meal with friends. Even after a little bit of time, you will see why Stirling is truly the heart of Scotland.
Program Price Includes: • Comprehensive Advising and Support • Tuition at the Host University • Official Transcript from Host University with ISA Cover Letter • Housing • Meals and Laundry Services • Bridging Cultures Program • Full-Time Resident Staff • On-Site ISA Offices • Computer and Internet Access • Excursions • The ISA Discovery Model • Cultural Activities • Medical Insurance • Comprehensive Health, Safety and Security Support • Airport Reception • Visa Support • Tutoring • The Professional Development Toolbox • Scholarship Opportunities

Setting Description:
The University of Stirling is stunning campus situated in the heart of Scotland. The Guardian University Guide summed it up nicely when it asked, "Where else can you study on the shores of loch, by an 18th century castle, beneath rolling hills?" Beyond the beautiful location, the university is known for its quality of teaching, excellent research and friendly atmosphere. It was selected as the Scottish University of the Year in 2009/10 and is consistently ranked high in student satisfaction. It was also named Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence with it's large and very modern sporting facilities. Many of the national teams right in Stirling to get them prepared for the athletic season. In keeping with the Scottish tradition in golf, the university has it's own 9 hole golf course and driving range with other 5 star rated facilities located around the campus.
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