Edinburgh & Dublin

Two countries, two cities, one great academic experience! The BU group will visit the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and its surrounding area and then venture to Dublin, where you will stay at the wonderful and world-famous Trinity College! Explore these two historic city centers and the great sites surrounding them. This trip will be filled with history, culture, the arts, and architecture…and you will always be within easy reach of the two most spectacular country sides you’ve ever seen!

Classes Available

   BIO 304 (MI, NS) or BIO 475 Landscape & Human Impact in Scotland & Ireland

  Dr. Kelly McConnaughay

This course traces the development of the Scottish and Irish landscapes and examines the ways human activity has shaped and been shaped by the landscapes. Through daily learning excursions in and around Edinburgh and Dublin and a 2-day study tour to western Ireland we will examine changes in these landscapes over time, consider the history of human occupation and land use, and explore the sustainability of some of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in the world. This course satisfies either the NS or MI Bradley Core curriculum requirement, or can be "leveled up" for major-level credit for BIO, BMS, or ENS majors. You may also request the WI tag (contact instructor for more information).

Note: this course requires a $200 surcharge to cover the extra additional field excursions and supplies.


  ENG 302 Travel Writing (W2)

  Prof. Tricia Dahlquist

If you sometimes have difficulty writing because of a lack of inspiration, imagine how inspired you will be as you wander the historic streets of modern-day Edinburgh and Dublin – talk about the best of both worlds! Whether you tour a hauntingly beautiful historic castle with a group of students, discover a serene and bucolic park tucked away in the middle of the bustling city while aimlessly walking on your own, or drop into a scene alive with the sound of traditional or not-so-traditional music, you will experience the beauty and wonder that can only be found in Edinburgh and Dublin. There will be no limit to inspirational topics to write about as you stroll through the cobblestone streets of these awesome cities. Plan to explore some of the well-beaten paths as well as some less well-traveled nooks and crannies. And be prepared to strike out on your own once or twice. Remember to bring your walking shoes and a notebook!


  NUR 433 / 533 International Health & Nursing

  Dr. Deborah Erickson

Through class discussions and selected field trips, you will have the opportunity to explore cultural differences that affect health, the historical role nurses have played in influencing healthcare, unique dietary differences and similarities of selected cultural groups, and differences and similarities in selected healthcare systems from around the world. We will also discuss the use of subjects from underserved areas throughout the world in pharmaceutical research. Students will visit the award-winning Surgeons’ Hall museums while in Edinburgh and several fascinating Irish Famine exhibits while in Dublin. This course is open to all majors.

Program Details

   May 18 – June 3, 2024

Comprehensive fee of $4,500 includes:

  • Tuition
  • Round-trip airfare from Chicago O'Hare (including the flight between Edinburgh-Dublin)
  • Twin accommodations with private bath (including breakfast daily)
  • Textbooks
  • Onsite orientations in both cities with a city tour and/or walks…and plenty of visits to sites of historical, cultural, or artistic interest, including several class-related cultural activities!

Online pre-registration (required) for May 2024

Online pre-registration for the May 2024 Interim Programs Abroad is required, and opens on the Study Abroad home page beginning September 18, 2023. Pre-registration does not require a deposit, and all classes have enrollment maximums, so pre-register early.(Students who need to be wait-listed will be informed.) Courses and programs are contingent on enrollment minimums.

Your enrollment for your May 2024 course will be confirmed upon receipt of a nonrefundable $500 deposit made on November 1, 2023.

A program payment of half of the balance is due no later than Thursday, February 1, 2024. The remaining balance of the program fee will be due no later than Friday, March 1, 2024.

You will receive information during the pre-registration period about deadlines for required documents, the mandatory student program orientation in April, and other program information. (If you do not currently have a valid passport, apply now!)

*Students enrolled in a Bradley sponsored Study Abroad program may be eligible for Financial Aid. We encourage you to contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

NOTE: A minimum 2.50 Bradley GPA is required to study abroad. Participating students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing and submit a Medical Clearance Form signed by Bradley University’s health services or your general practitioner. Please contact us at studyabroad@bradley.edu if you have questions.