Adelante Intern and Study Abroad
Discover Scotland - Research Observation Assignments


  • 2 months: $4,250
  • 3 months: $4,950
  • 6 week Summer Program 2015: $3,895
  • Non-refundable application fee: $150




6 week Summer Program 2015:

  • May 24 - July 4, 2015

2 or 3 month Summer Program 2015:


  • Start May 24, 2015



Summer Programs 2015:

  • March 15


  • Late applications are accepted on a case by case basis and are subject to a $250 late fee.





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Discover Scotland - Research Observation Assignments


6 WEEK PROGRAM: Sunday May 24 - Saturday July 4, 2015

 2 MONTH PROGRAM: Sunday May 24 - Saturday July 18, 2015

3 MONTH PROGRAM: Sunday May 24 - Saturday August 12, 2015


Over the years we have found that many people are looking for shorter summer programs, 2 months or less. Since this is almost impossible to do with a language component to it, we looked to other, English-speaking destinations. The Research Observation Assignments in Scotland have been conceptualized with an experienced university specialist, who has secured student internships in Scotland and throughout Europe for almost 20 years. Placements are within prestigious Policy Centers and Academic Institutions. Applying early is strongly encouraged, as only a limited number of spots are available within each field.

These are select, serious educational and research-oriented assignments for mature, independent students looking to add knowledge and expertise to their academic major.  

Year round start dates are also available for some for these assignments. Please see the 'Assignment Sectors' tab for start dates by sector.

Adelante's Research Observation Assignments offer a unique opportunity to participate in projects or research assignments to make a real contribution to the work of your chosen company or organisation. This will also add valuable experience to your resume as well as putting you in a great location to travel and explore.

6 week Summer Programs are currently available in the fields of:

  • Veterinary Medicine (The Veterinary Observation & Research placements are competitive. Applications are reviewed by the research staff in Scotland for final confirmation.)
  • Horticulture
  • Agricultural Business and Marketing
  • Nutrition/Dietetics, Food Certification and Inspections
  • Child Development and Education
  • Psychology

2 or 3 month Summer Programs are currently available in the fields of:

  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Horticulture (Pitlochry only)
  • Child Development and Education

 See the 'Assignment Sectors' tab for more details on each position.

The Horticulture position in Pitlochry can start as early as March and end as late as September. 

These Adelante Abroad programs are all located in and around the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, which is the best base to both live in and to explore Scotland during your days off.  (There is also an incredible opportunity we have created for all things Horticulture / Historic Gardening / Landscape in the idyllic town of Pitlochry – see description below)  Summer provides better weather to experience the beauty and history of this off-the-beaten-path location - stunning countryside, beautiful lakes and mountains and picturesque villages can all be reached easily by bus or train.

There are a variety of housing options for our Scotland program and these are dependent on the chosen research assignment. Candidates may live in shared student housing in Edinburgh city center, in college dorm-style Residence Halls or in a homestay with a local Scottish family. See each assignment description for details.


  • You will be met at the airport when you arrive in Scotland and taken directly to your housing.
  • Housing - shared apartment, university residence hall or homestay, depending on chosen program (excellent housing with all modern amenities – take a look at the photos!)
  • In depth orientation on arrival.
  • Observational Research Assignment in chosen sector - all assignments are full time hours, 5 days a week in a Scottish company, university or organisation.
  • Academic credit available for research assignment per sector – check with your university.
  • Letter of Recommendation available on request


Adelante Abroad, LLC is not a “middle man” or “agent”.  Rather, we create proprietary, customized programs for our individual, screened candidates.  To do this we use long standing contacts in our respective countries of operation and negotiated rates for services provided abroad, including but not limited to airport pickup  services, language coursework and university coursework services, excursion services, and housing services worldwide.  What each candidate receives is exclusive to Adelante, only available through Adelante Abroad, LLC.  More importantly, our staff of Advisors and Directors abroad are professionals in the international higher education and student exchange industry, used to working with foreign candidates and often times with  complimentary professional careers in place as well as their service to Adelante Abroad. These are your contacts while in-country for most aspects of the program and all have both day and evening phone access.