Perspectives in Global Management
- Excursions and Day Trips
- Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk
- About the UK
- Weather and Climate
- Research Your Destination
Students will stay in double en-suite rooms with a shared kitchen and living area in a student residence in central Edinburgh. There is WiFi throughout the building and a pay-as-you-go laundry facility on-site.
Students arriving early or staying after the program will need to make their own housing arrangements.
UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange comparable lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.
A welcome dinner and farewell event are included in the program fee, as well as two select group meals. Daily meals are not included in the cost of the program. The accommodation has a fully-equipped kitchen students may use to make meals. There are grocery stores and cafes within walking distance to lodging.
Sample program activities:
- Visits to key sites in Edinburgh
- Day trip to visit DHL Supply Chain Facility
- Day trip to Glasgow
- Weekend trip to London to visit Bloomberg, the European Headquarters
The program schedule, including the daily itinerary and planned activities, are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.
Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible. However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.
Edinburgh, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, has been nicknamed "the Athens of the North." It's famous for its beautiful buildings and public gardens and for its castle that dominates the city. Edinburgh Castle is located at the top of the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that runs the length of the "Old Town," the part of Edinburgh that dates from the Middle Ages. Below the castle is the 'New Town," the part of Edinburgh that was carefully planned and laid out in the 18th and 19th centuries. The city is Scotland's cultural capital: it's got wonderful museums and art galleries and each summer it plays host to the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe--Europe's largest arts festival. It also has lots of great cafés, restaurants, and pubs. It's a very pedestrian-friendly city and it's easy to see why visitors fall in love with Edinburgh.
Currency: British Pounds (£)
Language Spoken: English
Scottish climate varies between regions and can have unpredictable climates where one experiences all four seasons in one day. June and July are normally the warmest months averaging highs of 60-65 degrees Fahrenheit. With a high latitude, there are extra hours of daylight to enjoy long summer days. Prepare for fluctuating weather conditions by packing layers and rain gear. Some days will be warm while others will be rainy and cooler.