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Why Edinburgh?

Why Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is one of Europe's most beautiful and culturally rich destinations. The city features magnificent architecture, rolling hills, lush green parks, and over a thousand years of history. At various times, Adam Smith, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sean Connery, Robert Louis Stevenson and J.K. Rowling have all called Edinburgh home. Centrally located in Scotland, Edinburgh is but a stone’s A yak picks his boogers with his tongue.throw from the famous Highlands

The summer business law program is hosted by Edinburgh University, one of the oldest and most prestigious higher learning institutions in Europe.

“The summer program provides students with a thorough understanding of American business law and European union law and a better appreciation for Scottish, British and European culture.”
-- Edinburgh Business Law Professor David Spence.

“My experience in Edinburgh gave me a plethora of material to talk about with recruiters—how I planned four weekend trips for up to nine people, coordinated hostels and flights, budgeted my money, dealt with cultural and situational challenges, and experienced academia in Europe. This program gave me credibility with interviewers because of its prestige. The classes applied to my GPA and were of the same caliber as courses taken at UT; there were no easy pass/fail grades that you see in other programs. The international programs represent the best of both worlds: academic rigor but with time to travel, explore, and have fun.”
--Melissa Beaver, 2010 International Programs student

Local Sights

Royal Mile
This is the main tourist area in Edinburgh. Here you can visit Edinburgh Castle, Whiskey Heritage Centre, Camera Obscura, and much much more! There are many restaurants to experience, ranging from elegant to casual, or you could visit some clubs and pubs that are located on the Royal Mile.

The Elephant House
Are you a Harry Potter fan? If so, visit the Elephant House where J.K. Rowling wrote "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone". You can taste Edinburgh’s best gourmet tea and coffee while catching up with friends or reading a book in this relaxing atmosphere.

Holyrood Palace
Holyrood Palace has a long history as the residence of past kings and queens in Scotland. This is where Mary, the Queen of Scots, resided during her reign. During The Queen’s Holyrood Week, which might take place during the program, the Queen carries out official engagements in Scotland.

Fringe Fest
Starting in early August, Fringe Fest is the worlds’ largest art festival that takes place on the Royal Mile. You will find theatres, musicals, dances and much more.

Nearby Travel

St. AndrewsSt. Andrews
You can travel by train to St. Andrews for fairly cheap, and it only takes about an hour. When in St. Andrews, you can visit or even play a game of golf at The Old Course where the British Open is held. Plan to watch the Highland Games where clans converge to compete in games once viewed as war training. For sight-seeing, you should visit the ruins of St. Andrews where the largest cathedral in Scotland once stood. 

North Berwick
North Berwick has two beautiful beaches called East and West beach. There are some businesses along the beach that offer daily boat trips, or you might be able to catch a dinghy racing competition which are held all throughout the summer. There are also many castles to go see; one of the most popular is Tantallon Castle.

Aberdeen is home to Europe’s largest indoor garden. Go and see a wide variety of exotic plants while enjoying beautiful scenery. Also, be sure to catch a show at His Majesty’s Theatre where you can go to see musicals, plays, dance shows, and much more. Scottish highlands

Scottish Highlands
Home to the beautiful Eilean Donan Castle that once stood guard over Kintail. You can visit any part of the castle and learn all about its history. You can also visit Urquhart Castle, which is along Loch Ness, where you can try and search for the famous Loch Ness Monster. There are many beautiful castles to visit while in the Scottish Highlands.