Make the most of your summer by gaining invaluable experience working in an organization that is committed to preserving Scotland's historical monuments and artifacts, or to telling the story of Scotland's history, people and culture.
You’ll spend your first bit of time studying courses that will put your Museum Studies Internship into an academic context including a course from the Scottish History program. One of the courses, Heritage Management, is taught by the former Keeper of Archaeology at National Museums of Scotland. Next, you’ll spend time in your internship placement with an organization in a heritage-related sector that fits your own academic and professional objectives. Internship placement options include heritage sites such as museums, historical architectural sites in major cities and throughout Scotland up into the Highlands.
Past research projects have covered topics such as the political role of the Hope family between the Union of the Crowns and the Union of the Parliament; various topics regarding the Hopetoun House, a historic stately home, including their painting collection, material collections and the role of women at the estate; research, preservation, data analysis and object descriptions for AOC Archaeology, a private archaeology organization; the architecture and furniture of Robert Lorimer and his relationship to Whytock and Reid.
You'll spend your first weeks studying courses with many embedded site visits and three day-long excursions. This will put your heritage internship into an academic context and includes a course from the Scottish Heritage program.
You’ll also complete an academic project based on independent research and your workplace experience. In the final week of the program, you will present and defend your project in an oral examination.
This is your chance to explore the unique way of life in Cuba and the vibrant city of Havana, with its eclectic mix of Latin, European and American cultures. Your studies will involve a deep immersion into student life in Cuba, studying through Spanish and with other Cuban students at our academic partner, the prestigious University of Havana. Our Resident Director in Havana will be on-hand to help you every step of the way and you will live and study in the vibrant Vedado neighborhood of central Havana close to the university, cafes, music venues and local student hangouts.
As the largest in Cuba and one of the most renowned universities in the Caribbean and Central America, the University of Havana offers a unique and exciting learning experience. Direct-enrollment courses in a variety of departments at University of Havana, one of the premier universities in the Caribbean and Central America. Particular areas of academic strength are: politics, Afro-Caribbean studies, music, literature, philosophy, sociology, history, biology and international relations.
Cornerstone Course: The cornerstone course, Cuban - U.S. Relations: Past and Present, is taught by faculty of the Centro de Estudios Hemisféricos y sobre Estados Unidos (CEHSEU - Center for Hemispheric and U.S. Studies) at UH. The four-credit course will give you an introduction into the historic and socio-cultural background of Cuba and help you understand current developments in the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba.
Spanish Language Course:You will be placed into a Spanish language course appropriate to your level.
Two-Three Electives: In addition to the cornerstone course and the language course, you will choose between two and three elective courses offered by the University of Havana, studying alongside Cuban students, in any department of the university except Law and Medicine.
If you’re looking for the widest choice of courses in South Africa and an institution with weight and prestige then studying abroad at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is probably the best bet for you. On Arcadia’s program, you can also add courses and experiences that get you involved with local communities and service efforts.
Perched on the side of Table Mountain, UCT has stunning vistas from every angle and is a popular choice for study abroad. Of its population of more than 20,000, about 4,000 students are international, creating a dynamic energy on campus and in the more than 100 clubs and societies. The Arcadia Cape Town Center is located right on campus at UCT, in the Ivan Tom’s Building, which sits between the upper campus and the Medical School on campus at UCT.
All students on this program take part in Arcadia’s Course, Introducing South Africa: History, Politics and Culture, which provides a forum for reflection and analysis on current issues and challenges facing South Africans - an insightful starting point for all students. You then have a choice:
Take three courses at UCT enjoying a wide choice of subjects with outstanding faculty. The broad selection runs from humanities to science, engineering and commerce.
Or, starting in Spring 2019, you can take two courses at UCT and one at the Cornerstone Institute, an innovative, not-for-profit institution focused on teaching and learning in service of others, to advance human dignity and social justice for all. This is a great option for students who appreciate and benefit from a smaller school’s personal attention and intimate class sizes with lots of interaction with local students.