First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) in Stirling
FYSAE at the University of Stirling
FYSAE students will experience campus life at the University of Stirling, located just outside the city of Stirling, Scotland. As part of FYSAE, you will take a full course load at the university and live in on-campus residence halls with other first-year Scottish and international students.
As an FYSAE student studying at the University of Stirling, you will be able to choose from a variety of courses which have been approved to fulfill Arcadia Undergraduate Curriculum (AUC) degree requirements. These courses are offered in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The credits you will earn apply toward your Arcadia Bachelor’s degree and the grades are included in your Arcadia University GPA.
The FYSAE program is fully integrated at the University of Stirling. Arcadia University staff members based in Edinburgh will be in regular contact with you to monitor academic progress, facilitate cultural adjustment and assure an ongoing personal connection to Arcadia University. Offered courses vary from year to year; below is an example of what past students have taken:
REQUIRED - SCOT SOSI 149 - Ingenuity of Scotland: An Exploration of Global and Social Impact (AUC Equivalent: GR)
BIOU2IP Introduction to Physiology (AU Note: Take with SCI2FS to fulfill BI102, NP)
RELU912 Religion, Colonialism and Nationalism (AU Equivalent: RE 185)
SCIU2FS Practical Science Skills II: Field Skills *To take this class, students must be majoring in biology. (AU Note: Take with BIO21P to fulfill BI102, NP)
Life at the University of Stirling
FYSAE students will be housed in on-campus residence halls at the University of Stirling. Students will live with Scottish and other international undergraduate students. As there is no meal plan, the residence halls are self-catered, providing a kitchen on each floor for residents to share and prepare food.
The University of Stirling, well-known for excellence in teaching and a high-quality student experience, offers students a lovely and safe campus setting, with the park-like location is only a short bus ride away from the town of Stirling.