Frequently Asked Questions

When does the ASIS program travel to Scotland and Ireland again?

Our next trip to Scotland and Ireland will be offered in 2015.

How much does the trip to Scotland and Ireland cost?

The fee for the 2015 trip will be posted as soon as it becomes available.  That fee includes transportation between the United States, Northern Ireland and Scotland, lodging and field trips. ETSU tuition must be paid separately. Students may apply for an ETSU International Scholarship. 

What parts of Scotland and Ireland does the ASIS group visit?

Although the 2015 itinerary has not yet been finalized, plans include study at The University of Glasgow, The University of Ulster, The University of Edinburgh, Sabhal Mor Ostaig (Gaelic College on Isle of Skye) and the Scottish Highlands.  Past trips have included; cultural events such as ceilidhs, storytelling performances, and Gaelic poetry readings; and field trips to the Borders, the Highlands, the Isle of Skye, the Kingdom of Fife, Sir Walter Scott country, Brodick Castle, the Glasgow Cathedral, the Standing Stones Arran, and many other locations.

What kind of academic credit can a student receive for a summer course in Appalachian, Scottish, and Irish Studies?

Both the course at ETSU and in Scotland and Ireland can be taken for either three or six hours of undergraduate or graduate credit in either Appalachian Studies.

Can a student audit the courses?

Yes. Auditors are expected to register with ETSU and pay all required fees. They must attend all class activities.

What kind of lodging is available for ETSU students during the summer trip to Scotland and Ireland?

Lodging is in comfortable university flats. Each flat typically includes private bedrooms and a shared common area, kitchen, and bath.

What can students expect from the course offered on the ETSU campus during even-numbered summers?

Through readings, lectures, discussions, field trips, and cultural events such as storytelling and musical performances, students will gain insight into the Scots-Irish and Scottish experiences in the Old World and Appalachia.