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Religion FS
Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Dartmouth applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall
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Language of Country: English Target Language: English
Lodging Options: Dormitory Enrollment: 15
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Program Description:

Program Overview

Religion FSPThe Religion Foreign Study Program offers an expanded curriculum in the study of religion through its arrangement with New College of the University of Edinburgh. Also available is the opportunity to study with internationally eminent scholars who teach in this major Scottish university.
The program of study in Edinburgh consists of three courses: two to three courses chosen by each student from among those offered by the Faculty of Theology and Program in Religious Studies at New College, given the Dartmouth designations Religion 70, 71 and 72, and Religion 74, taught by the accompanying Dartmouth faculty member and available to (and sometimes required of) all participants. All three courses are graded. With regard to fulfilling the requirements for the major, Religion 70, 71, 72 and 74 count as intermediate courses.

Applications must be submitted by February 1 and applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0.

It is hoped that, beyond their own courses, students will attend a wide variety of public lectures offered at the University of Edinburgh and elsewhere in this historic capital of Scotland, one of the well-known centers for learning in the world.

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Faculty Director
2015 Fall:  Professor A. Kevin Reinhart
2016 Fall:  Professor Robert Baum
Religion 70: Foreign Study in Religion I  
Religion 71: Foreign Study in Religion II
Religion 74: Special Topics in Religion -- Intermediate Level

For Fall Term 2015:  Religion 74:  Ritual in Post-Modern Great Britain
This is a course on ritual. It is designed to expose you to the major theories that seek to define, explain and interpret ritual and to apply those theories to actual rituals in situ. This means we will be reading and discussing intensively in seminar. We will also be taking advantage of the rich multicultural environment of this exciting city to attend various rituals—religious and otherwise. Your papers and presentations will be observations and analyses of two rituals from among the multitude of religious rituals available in Edinburgh and the United Kingdom.

One course in Religion

Student Life

Students have a choice of living in University of Edinburgh residence halls or University apartments.  Because each student may have a different residence, you can find more details information about Edinburgh residences by going to this URL:

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for this program by clicking here. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 02/01/2016
03/02/2016 09/10/2016 12/22/2016

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This program is currently not accepting applications.