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  • Locations: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: UC Summer Abroad
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: UC San Diego Global Seminars 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UCM Deadline Campus Decision Date Start Date End Date
UC Summer Abroad 2020 02/28/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.00 Click here for a definition of this term Class standing: 1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate student, 6-Other
Language of instruction: English Housing options: Dormitory / affiliated residences
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of study: History, Legal studies
Program Description:
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Why you should go

Often referred to as “the Athens of the North” because of its rich intellectual tradition in the arts, humanities, and sciences, Edinburgh is the second most visited city in the United Kingdom after London. Robert Louis Stevenson, a native son, wrote: “Edinburgh is what Paris ought to be.” The capital city of Scotland and home to two recent British Prime Minister, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, this city of half a million people traces its origins to the Bronze Age and today still houses some of the finest examples of Medieval and Georgian architecture in Europe and the United Kingdom.

Meet the professor

Michael Parrish, Distinguished Professor of History, has taught at UCSD since 1968 and served for five years as department chairman. He regularly offers courses in the history of American law, religion and law, famous American trials, and American films that focus on law, justice, and lawyers. He was educated at the University of California (Riverside), Yale University, and the Harvard Law School. Seniors at UCSD’s Thurgood Marshall College have recognized him as one of their Outstanding Professors. In 2007-08 he directed the UC Education Abroad Program in Edinburgh and supervised 150 UC students at that university as well as Glasgow, St. Andrews, Durham, York, Leeds, Dublin, Cork and Galway. In 2006-07 he served as the Bicentennial Professor of American Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He has traveled extensively in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Europe.