Spend Your Summer in Our

Arthurs Seat, a dormant volcano that dominates Hollyrood Park is just a short walk from the city center, and it, along with the iconic Edinburgh Castle, flank this great, ancient city. The Edinburgh Bay represents the third flank and in between, there is so much to do!  Walking, of course, so many options for walkers and hikers in and around Edinburgh and each walk seems to have hidden monuments or 15th century chapels  or striking woodlands, and always, always the incredible views.

Then there is Vintage Shopping: sounds strange but Edinburgh is kind of known for its Vintage, so head over to West Port Street and Grassmarket Street.  You will nab seriously one – of – a – kind finds to bring back home, that will remind you forever of your time with us in Scotland. We have to note here an Adelante HQ favorite, if not over-visited now, café, The Elephant House.  A haunt over the years for many authors, most notably J.K. Rowling wrote much of her Harry Potter series here.  With that killer angled view of the Castle, it’s hard not to be inspired (don’t forget to go into the bathrooms, with pen in hand, and add your name to the “Dumbledore’s Army” list that now stretches up and down two walls and across the door frame!)

Summer 2020 in Scotland

Observation & Research

Adelante’s Observation & Research in Scotland aims to match serious students with academic observational and research assignments in a variety of different sectors. All program assignments are full-time hours, 5 days a week. Weekends are free for candidates to travel and explore the beauty of Scotland.

Our programs in Scotland have been developed 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 and Private Veterinary practices.

Applying early is strongly encouraged, as only a limited number of spots are available within each field.


Adelante continues to collaborate with a prestigious Scottish college specializing in animal care, agriculture and land-based studies, in order to offer a 4 week summer program in Equine Studies for Summer 2020. The campus is on one of the largest college estates, based in the rolling hills just outside the country’s vibrant capital, Edinburgh.

This special four-week summer program is available for animal science and pre-veterinary students, as well as those students who enjoy equestrianism. However, no previous equestrian experience is required. The achievement of these two units will give you 6 hours of US credit, fully transferable, towards your degree at your home University or College (see your own college advisor for confirmation).

In addition to classroom instruction, students will be involved in practical and hands-on experiences, with the opportunity to discover equestrianism ‘British’ style, and experience both classical and English-style riding skills.


Students will learn about the history and development of golf and enhance their coaching and performance skill. The week of work experience at St. Andrews/Gleneagles will highlight the four-week program.

Visits and tee times are scheduled at Dukes Golf Course at St. Andrews, Gleneagles, Kingarrock Hickory Golf Course and others. Students are advised to contact their academic counselor to review the descriptions of the three courses for appropriate transfer academic credit.

The program will be held just north of Edinburgh at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) Elmwood campus in the old market town of Cupar, alongside rich rural scenery, farmland and country estates. The SRUC Elmwood Campus is recognized as a national and international center for golf-related specialisms.

Register now at Adelante Abroad to secure your placement. Spots are limited.

Hear What Our Scotland Candidates Are Saying

"This trip was very worth it and it really enjoyed all the fun experiences all over Scotland! We were able to explore the area and loved the dynamics of the area. The Riding was also really fun, although we weren’t able to do as much as I would have liked I do feel like I was able to advance in my understandings of riding and of the information in the classes too. I loved the horses and the instructor’s and would do it again if I could. I love Scotland and am totally coming back."
Mikaela S., University of Missouri
Equine Summer Study Abroad
"I loved that this program offered opportunities to not only learn new subjects but to also experience a different culture. All of the tutors here were informative, fun, and helpful. I loved being able to ride in addition to our scheduled class time. I also loved the planned outings that our program offered. I thought that the locations they took us to were fun and not something that we would otherwise be able to see very easily on our own. The horses were fabulous and taught me a lot about my riding. The instructors of the lessons were funny and helpful. I loved the riding lessons."
Lauren P., Colorado State University
Equine Summer Study Abroad
"Things here in Scotland are going really well. The Scots are just so incredibly nice and helpful. I have never met such a friendly group of people. I am really enjoying seeing different species of plants and animals that we do not have in the States."
Jordan S., University of Arkansas
Ecology Conservation Program in Scotland
"Living and working in a new environment is definitely a good experience – provided that you are personally ready for it. This program is best suited to individuals who are self-motivated and are independent workers who can work for periods of time without supervision responsibly. I took part in the Psychology program and found the work to be straightforward and relatively clear. The biggest challenge to future participants will be learning to adjust to a new living environment – be prepared to make mistakes and learn to problem solve for yourself."
Taylor Ashby., Augustana College
Observation and Research (Psychology)