In this exchange program, you will enroll directly in classes at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, the 5th oldest university in the English speaking world. Scholars associated with the university include five Nobel Prize winners, and the inventor of the modern MRI machine. Aberdeen is recognized for studies in medicine, psychology, nutrition, and Scottish studies. Aberdeen is an excellent setting for student life and a good starting point for travel by air, train, and sea. The campus is home to world-class teaching and research facilities, as well as sporting and recreational amenities, all in close proximity.
Aberdeen provides a range of support services for exchange students, including a comprehensive orientation session at the beginning of each semester. Aberdeen will assign you to an academic advisor. You may access the normal student support services provided by the university, including: International Student Advisers, International Centre, Counselling Service, Chaplaincies, and AUSA Student Advice Centre. You may join sports clubs covering indoor and outdoor sports such as volleyball, basketball, soccer, rugby, lacrosse, snow sports, sailing, hillwalking and climbing
The International Centre is a focal point for international students. It serves as a drop-in center, helping you make the best use of your time at the university. The International Centre organizes events for international students all year round.
The UK has laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination and is a marriage equality country.
Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city, with a population of over 220,000 people. With a number of art galleries and historic theatres, to museums and libraries, Aberdeen is steeped in culture. The city’s venues host hundreds of theatrical productions a year including ballet, opera and drama, as well as the popular Aberdeen Student Show, which raises significant sums for charity. The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre holds more than 600 events annually, consistently attracting world-famous bands, singers and comedians. The area around Aberdeen offers a great selection of outdoor pursuits including surfing and kite boarding at the beach, as well as hillwalking, skiing, snowboarding and equestrian pursuits. Aberdeen is the second most ‘affordable student city’ in the UK (Royal Bank of Scotland Student Living Index 2017)
Exchange students at Aberdeen are eligible for the Butex Scholarship - Visit this link to get more information about this scholarship: http://www.butex.ac.uk
** GEO programs are under continuous review during this period of global uncertainty and limited travel. All program details outlined on this page, including program cost, are subject to change if global or location-specific conditions require modifications to program structure.