Design-Your-Own Summer Excursions

Your 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 Part One, you’ll visit Edinburgh and Inverness, as well as the delightful countryside treasures that fill the Scottish Highlands. You’ll then take a quick trip through Ireland, visiting Dublin and Galway before heading to London for the next portion of the program. In Part Two, your London classes and onsite experience will include many excursions in and around the city. And in Part Three, the Barcelona team puts together a handful of awesome excursions that will help you enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of one of Europe’s most dynamic cities!

For a full *tentative* itinerary of the Unearthing Modern Celtic Culture Class, see below!


Tentative Course Schedule

Day One Arrive Edinburgh, Scotland (May 23)

Check into accommodations

Walking Tour with Scottish Site Director

Welcome Dinner

Day Two Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s Seat (May 24)

Program orientation and lecture time with Prof. Anderson

Visit Edinburgh Castle/ Hike Arthur’s Seat

Evening Free

Day Three National Museum of Scotland (May 25)

Student Fieldwork: National Museum of Scotland

    Afternoon: Free time

Group check-in

Day Four: Day Trip to Glasgow Or Another Nearby City (May 26)

Possible Highland Games, Depending

Possible visit to Rosslyn Chapel, Stirling


Day Five Travel Day: Edinburgh to Inverness by Bus (May 27)

Bus Trip to Inverness and Scottish Highlands

Visit Clava Cairns and Highland Folk Museum

Office Hours

Day Six Loch Ness (May 28)

Boat tour of the loch

Visit Fort Augustus

Day Seven Inverness (May 29)

Itinerary TBD

Evening Free

Day Eight Travel Day: Inverness to Dublin, Ireland by Airplane (May 30)

Welcome Lunch with Irish Site Director

Walking Tour of Dublin

Evening Free

Day Nine Kilmainham Gaol (May 31)

Visit Kilmainham Gaol

Lunch and Progress Reports at Irish Museum of Modern Art

Day Ten Lecture (June 1)

Film screening and talk

Dublin Fieldwork

Evening Free

Day Eleven Travel Day: Dublin to Galway by Bus (June 2)

Visit Hill of Tara and Loughcrew

Lunch at Loughcrew

Welcome Dinner in Galway

Day Twelve Inis Oir and Cliffs of Mohern (June 3)

Day Thirteen Lecture and Walking Tour (June 4) 

Lecture at GMIT Campus

Walking Tour of Galway

Student Fieldwork

Office Hours (outline of research paper/presentation)

Day Fourteen Student Fieldwork and Research Presentations (June 5)

Student Fieldwork

Presentation Prep

Research Presentations

Farewell Dinner

Day Fifteen Depart (June 6)

For students doing Part Two:

As part of your London Study Abroad experience, you’ll have plenty of La Vida Local activities to take part in during your time in London. These may include: picnics in the park, trips to museums or art galleries, free concerts, markets or street fairs, and much more!



In addition to the CISabroad outings included in your program fees, you may opt to participate in the Roehampton Social Program– click this link for more details!

If you are interested in purchasing the Roehampton Social Programme, you may do so through a link that the University of Roehampton sends all participants prior to departure.  Keep an eye out for the University of Roehampton Newsletters that you will receive in the weeks leading up to your program start date!


For students doing Part Three:

Check out this awesome activity flier to prepare you for some super fun Barcelona excursions on site.  It may be necessary to RSVP for certain excursions in advance, so please keep an eye on your email!