Spend Your Summer in Beautiful Edinburgh, Scotland
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!)
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
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.
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.
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.