Scottish Universities' International Summer School (SUISS)
Studying abroad in Edinburgh at the Scottish Universities' International Summer School (SUISS) is ideal for students with a love for creative writing or a passion for British and Irish literature, or a zest for theater and performance. You will have the opportunity to work with accomplished British writers and study with students from around the world. Check out student blogger experiences.
Credit can be awarded at either the undergraduate or graduate level. You'll choose one course out of the following three course groupings:
Text & Context: British Literature from 1900 to the Present: This module examines literature from Britain and Ireland in the context of key societal and cultural developments in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Creative Writing and Contemporary British Literature: This course offers developing writers a supportive environment in which to further their writing skills in fiction, poetry, and drama.
Creative Writing and Contemporary British Theater & Performance: For this module, students get the chance to study theatre and performance while the Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe take place.
Each of these courses will include an intensive program of lectures and seminars. The literature sessions provide an opportunity to hear leading novelists, poets, literary critics, and historians discuss the social, political, historical and theoretical influences that have impacted modern British literature. You’ll be encouraged to freely interact with these distinguished scholars and personalities, sharing your ideas and observations with them and other visiting students.
Prominent speakers in the past have included: David Daiches, Cairns Craig, Arthur Marwick, Terry Eagleton, Toril Moi, Christopher Harvie, Samuel Hynes, Bernard Crick, Catherine Belsey, Philip Hobsbaum, Randall Stevenson and Brian McHale.
This program takes place at a time when Edinburgh is particularly lively as it coincides with the Edinburgh International Festival, the Fringe Festival, and the International Book Festival.
SUISS also offers an extensive program of cultural and social activities, which include talks on art, film screenings, festival shows, cinepoems, and ceilidh dances, in addition to a series of readings from Scotland’s leading contemporary writers. Previous years' guest authors included David Greig, James Robertson, A.L. Kennedy, Ian Rankin, Liz Lochhead, Douglas Maxwell, and many more.
In many ways, the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) represents the type of contrast you will find so fascinating while studying in Australia; a downtown urban campus in Brisbane that is bordered by the Brisbane River and the Botanical Garden providing a combination of modern buildings and a beautiful physical environment; a university that has technology in its name but offers innovative and exciting opportunities in the performing arts, and a creative multi-disciplinary approach to the social sciences and humanities.
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a dynamic university that offers study abroad students creative, multi-disciplinary approaches to social sciences, humanities and performing arts in addition to highly innovative technology courses. It’s perfect if you are majoring in media, creative design, fashion, business, education, engineering and IT.
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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.