Religion FSP EdinburghEdinburgh, United Kingdom
THIS PROGRAM IS OFFERED ONCE EVERY TWO YEARS
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
The Department of Religion offers a foreign study program with an expanded curriculum in the study of religion through its arrangement with New College of the University of Edinburgh.
The program of study in Edinburgh consists of three courses: two courses chosen by each student from among those offered by the New College faculty. These courses are given the Dartmouth designations REL 70 and 71. REL 74 is taught by the accompanying Dartmouth faculty member. All three courses are graded and then also recorded by the Registrar at Dartmouth College. REL 70, 71, and 74 count as intermediate courses when fulfilling the requirements for the religion major.
The University of Edinburgh was, at its founding in 1583, largely a theological college for the training of clergy in the Church of Scotland. The School was recently ranked in the world's top 20 universities for theology, divinity, and religious studies.
THE STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE
REL | 70 | 90:
Foreign Study in Religion I. Taught by University of Edinburgh, New College Faculty.
REL | 71 | 90:
Foreign Study in Religion II. Taught by University of Edinburgh, New College Faculty.
REL I 74 I 90: Faculty Director Course. Taught by Dartmouth College Faculty Director.
One course in Religion
Minimum 3.0 GPA
Students live in shared, self-catered apartments/flats equipped with kitchen facilities for preparing meals owned by the University of Edinburgh. Students should expect to share a bedroom and bathroom with other students. All students committed to this program will self-select housing through the University of Edinburgh. Students select from one of the following: College Wynd, David Horn House (has twin room options), Kitchener House (has twin room options), Mylnes Court, New Arthur Place, Nicolson/South College Street, Robertson's Close, Sciennes, Warrander Park Crescent & Road, or West Mains Road.
It is hoped that, beyond their own courses, students will attend a wide variety of public lectures offered at the University of Edinburgh and elsewhere in this historic capital of Scotland, one of the well-known centers for learning in the world.
For more information, please see the department website.
"This program combines the in-depth study of a very relevant and interdisciplinary field with a beautiful and engaging city..." - Fall 2019
"To travel is to live. The more you experience new things and read new authors and visit places of astounding, awe-inspiring history-- the more you realize you are not alone. you are connected to the people living, the people who lived before you and the people who will live after you. you must broaden your horizons before you can really see the light of learning." -Fall 2013
"Even if Edinburgh was located in the 7th circle of Hell, it would have been worth the trip to get to spend a whole term with Professor Susan Ackerman." -Fall 2013
"Edinburgh is a one-of-a-kind city. The cultural immersion into British society is eye-opening, and it is a valuable experience in becoming a citizen of the world." - Fall 2019
"I loved the city of Edinburgh and my experience with the FSP. I learned a lot of material I never would have explored at Dartmouth. Further, being abroad in a new city may have taught me even more than the general course load. Overall, the program was wonderful." - Fall 2019
Financing Your Program
Tuition and Fees
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for each program by clicking on the appropriate term under "Financing Your Program". The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term.
All costs, including airfare and spending money, are considered when determining the cost of an off-campus program. Any costs more than a typical term in Hanover are met with additional Dartmouth Scholarship Funds. If you have a work expectation for the term, this will be replaced by scholarship funding for programs that span the entire term.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane tickets and, in many cases, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. For help sorting out who pays what and how, contacting the Financial Aid office is often advisable.