Scotland: Global Education Service-Learning Project

Scotland: Global Education Service-Learning Project

Explore Scotland’s culture while improving community food security through a service learning project of your own design. Bring classroom lessons to life through school gardens, and gain local and global perspectives by implementing service-learning projects in Athens, Georgia and Dumfries, Scotland. 

Please note: if you wish to be considered for the CAES International Travel Scholarship, you must apply for this scholarship by November 1st. Please apply by this deadline regardless of whether you have received your acceptance for the Scotland study abroad program.

About the Program

This nine-day adventure, over spring break, is a culmination of the spring semester-long course that addresses solutions to food security on the community level. Through a partnership with Clarke County schools and faculty and students on the University of Glasgow’s Dumfries campus, students examine food insecurity and the need for agricultural education in Athens and Dumfries. They will formulate a sustainable, long-term agricultural education project to be established in both communities.

Student will travel to Dumfries, Scotland to implement the project and participate in both academic and cultural events.

  • Build school gardens and related constructs at Troqueer School
  • Work with teachers to design and introduce lessons and teaching resources that relate to the school gardens
  • Learn about food insecurity through visits with local nonprofits
  • Experience Scottish food, entertainment and culture

Quick Facts

March 7-17, 2018

Estimated Program Fee: 
$1,200 + Tuition and Fees + Airfare

ALDR 3800, ALDR 3810S

Application Deadline:
November 1

    Apply Here       

Upon returning from the program, students will have a unique perspective of global education and food security, both at the community level and in Scotland. Students will gain experience alleviating food insecurity through education and bridging lessons with hands-on application.  

“The culture is rich with hospitality, beauty and adventure. What astonished me the most were the kids, who made it easy to understand the importance of youth-adult partnerships.” Hannah Rull, agribusiness major, class of 2017