Short-Term Study Abroad: Travel journalism in Scotland includes Arran, Edinburgh, Glasgow

| August 18, 2014
Study in Scotland

School of Communications students explored Scotland in the study abroad component for a short-term study abroad course on travel journalism.

Short-term study abroad in Scotland

Students came across a parade with Royal Air Force personnel in Edinburgh. (Photo by Emily Weaver.)

A group of Webster University students has just completed exploration of the Isle of Arran and other parts of Scotland in the Travel Journalism class. This 13-day short-term study abroad experience included one week on Arran followed by time in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

(See this 2013 feature on the course at

This is the fourth year School of Communications adjunct professor Linda Williams has brought Webster students to “her mother’s island.”

Williams’ mother grew up on Arran, where her maternal grandmother was a school teacher. Williams says, “This is one of the most incredible places in the world, and I am thrilled that I’m able to bring students here to experience it.”

The students, Audrey Hasse, Tara Humphreys, Erin Shildmyer and Emily Weaver blogged about their experiences exploring waterfalls, castles, palm trees, mountains, Standing Stones, peacocks and sheep. See some of their reflections and photos at:

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