Once the capital of Scotland, Stirling is affectionately known as the "Gateway to the Highlands." As the perfect combination of old and new, you can tour the medieval castle in the city centre and take walks amongst the rolling hills that envelop the city. You can also check out Doune Castle, which was featured in several scenes of the TV show 'Game of Thrones'!
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What Our Students are Saying
"My experience with ISA was wonderful. The staff that helped me from the beginning to the end of my decision-making process as well as my time abroad were excellent. I am so glad that I chose ISA to aid me in my abroad experience."
Katie A.University of Dayton
"I don't think I could have asked for a more unique and personal experience. ISA did the most out of any groups to give us a taste of everything Scotland. The bond I made with my fellow program members is something I'll cherish forever thanks to ISA."
Leah T.Carroll College
"Scotland is amazing! My favorite part was a trip to the highlands. The natural landscape will take your breath away. If you can, stray away from the temptation of eating at a McDonald's, KFC, Subway, etc. Try local restaurants and new food. And most importantly, seize every opportunity that comes your way."
Molly S.Northern Michigan University
"I joined an ice hockey team and learned so much more by being around locals who weren't students. I quickly changed from a student visitor to someone who can call this country home. It could be something as simple as joining a traditional music session, or a theatre company, or local recreational sport, but break those comfort zones within the school so you can really immerse yourself with the locals and experience life the way they do."
Steven L.Grand Valley State University