Summer in the British Isles

Program Information

With this 5 week program you can earn up to 9 credits while traveling and studying throughout Ireland, Scotland, and England. During this multi-cultural study abroad program you will get your fill of fantastic literature, international studies, film courses, and great excursions for the full British experience.

Summer in the British Isles is perfect for first-time international travelers, culture, literature, and film buffs, and anyone who wants to earn almost a semester of credits while exploring historic locations. With this study-travel course, you’ll receive 9 credits while visiting incredible settings. Get excited about:

Travel throughout Ireland and Scotland – During the first two weeks of the program, you'll visit historic locations in Ireland. You will see the majestic Cliffs of Moher, tour Dublin, and more; AND you get to stop in Scotland too.

True British experience at a local university – For the last 4 weeks, you’ll study at the beautiful Roehampton University and live with local British students in the residence halls. In your classes you'll also experience the delights of London in-depth. It’s an authentic taste of English culture.

Faculty-led – This summer study abroad program is led by faculty from Jacksonville University.

Earn 9 credits in 5 weeks – What better way to earn credits toward graduation than from local and international professors in tremendous destinations?

Take fun courses on England and Ireland – You’ll be more than a tourist. With classes in literature, film, international studies, history, and culture, you’ll be studying fascinating aspects of modern Britain in a hands-on learning environment.

Highlights and Excursions

  • Study in the heart of London and check out Big Ben, Parliament, Oxford Street, the London Eye, and more!
  • Live with British and international students in residence halls
  • Travel throughout Ireland and Scotland with fellow classmates and your professor
  • Choose from diverse course offerings like international studies, literature, English, film, and math
  • Earn 9 credits in 5 weeks while seeing the best the UK has to offer

Since the Summer in the British Isles: Ireland, Scotland, and England program is a true travel/study course, a great deal of your academics will be mixed with trips around the various locations in which you will be studying. In Ireland, you'll visit the major cities like Dublin, Galway, and Belfast as well as the delightful countryside treasures that fill the country. You'll then take a quick trip through Scotland before heading to London for the next portion of the program. Your London classes will include many excursions in and around the city as part of your program. It’s like one big excursion!

Possible excursions include:

  • Cliffs of Moher 
  • Aran Islands 
  • Book of Kells 
  • Giant's Causeway 
  • Dunluce Castle 
  • Loch Ness Cruise 
  • Glenco 
  • Edinburgh Castle 
  • Beatles Tour 
  • Plas Mawr 
  • Harry Potter walking tour 
  • Oxford and the Cotswolds 
  • Tower of London


For the first two weeks of the Summer in the British Isles program, you will be traveling throughout Ireland and Scotland so you will be staying in double rooms at hotels or hotels throughout the country. At most hotels, breakfast will be provided but all other meals will be your responsibility.

While you're studying in London you will live in one of Roehampton's University's residence halls. Each hall is its own social hub. This way, you can have all of the luxuries of a traditional campus environment while enjoying a small, tight-knit community that makes it easy to get to know your British and international classmates. The residence halls offer self-catered single-occupancy accommodation with shared kitchen facilities, furnished rooms, and comfortable lounges. Many halls are near cafeterias, coffee and snack bars, and shops.


Program Dates

Summer 2015

Start Date: Mid May

End Date: Late June

*Application Deadline: March 1, 2015



*Costs may change at any time due to the current exchange rate.

See CISabroad website for past prices and updates.


  • Tuition and fees
  • Housing
  • Pre-departure and onsite orientation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Medical & accident insurance
  • Jacksonville University official transcript
  • All trip-related travel (excluding round-trip airfare from US)
  • Carbon offset of travel & Green Travel Guide

How to Apply

  • Set up an appointment with Frances Weiner,
  • Fill out the CISabroad Online Application
  • Pay the $200 application deposit*

*This is NOT an extra fee, but is a non-refundable deposit applied towards your total program fee. You will be directed to pay this after completing the online application.

Past Students

"I was completely able to experience England and Ireland both culturally and historically. The beauty that each of the tours provided was amazing and it was great having the professor there to ask questions along the way."

Noah P.