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Scotland Scholars/Honors Study Abroad


Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland, and James Watt College in Greenock, Scotland, are pleased to offer a summer study abroad program specially desgined for all HCC students that are part of scholars and honors programs. Participants will study for one week at HCC. On the second week, students will travel to the United Kingdom where they will spend two weeks at James Watt College near Glasgow, Scotland, immersed in the culture and history of Scotland and the United Kingdom. The course offering will examine how the cultural background of Scotland has impacted its political history. Faculty from both Howard Cummunity College and James Watt College will the course.


Day 1: Course at HCC
Day 2: Course at HCC
Day 3: Course at HCC
Day 4: Course at HCC
Day 5: Departure for Scotland.
Day 6: Arrival in Glasgow and transfer to accommodation. Familiarisation tour of Greenock.
Day 7: Trip to Glasgow to visit the Gallery of Modern Art , St. George Square, St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and the Glasgow Cathedral.
Day 8: Trip to Culzean Castle.
Day 9: Trip to Stirling to visit Sterling Castle, Wallace Monument and Bannockburn Battle Site.
Day 10: Trip to Glasgow to visit Kelvingrove Art Museum and Transport Museum.
Day 11: Trip to Oban to visit Glencoe, Dunstaffnage Castle, Oban Distillery and McCaigs Tower (Overnight).
Day 12: Trip to Inverness to visit Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness, Culloden Battle Site and Fort George.
Day 13: Trip to Paisley to vivist Paisley Abbey and Paisley Museum and Art Gallery.
Day 14: Open Day
Day 15: Trip to Auchindrain Museum and Inverary Castle.
Day 16: Trip to Largs to visit the Viking Museum of Scotland and 1263 Battle Monument.
Day 17: Trip to Edinburgh to visit Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, St. Giles Cathedral and Museum of Scotland.
Day 18: Trip to Glasgow to visit People's Palace and Hunterian Art Gallery.
Day 19: Return to the United States.


“The Political Realms of Scotland” – HIST 920, Special Topics – 3 credits.
The course will examine how the cultural background of Scotland impacted its political history. This coverage will include a study of traditional Scottish institutions and regional associations. Other areas of study will include Scotland’s relationships with Europe and England up to the passage of the 1707 Act of Union. The course will also embody Scotland’s role and responsibilities to the United Kingdom, the British Commonwealth, and the European Union. Class trips to Scottish historical sites and a visit to Edinburgh will be incorporated into the course.


The fee for the program is $3,400.* (Limited Financial Aid is available for HCC credit students.)

The $3,400 includes:

  • roundtrip airfare,
  • room and some meals,
  • excursions to Glasgow and Edinburgh

* HCC reserves the right to increase the cost of the Program Fee up to 10% due to increased program costs, increased flight costs, and/or, currency fluctuations.


Frederick Campbell
Phone: 443-518-4852


$250 nonrefundable due at registration 
$1,575 initial payment due: 01/22/10
$1,575 final payment due: 02/19/10

Note: If you do not make payments on time, you will automatically be dropped from the program and will not be able to re-register.


Contact Program Director or
International Education Office, CL 113
Howard Community College
Phone: 443-518-4229
Fax: 443-5184571