Scottish Cultural Immersion Programme

As well as study, our summer schools enable you to experience Scottish culture through the Scottish cultural immersion programme.


On arrival in at the University of Glasgow you will be introduced to the University during orientation. This will give you an opportunity to familiarise yourself with the campus, the surrounding area and to meet the International Summer School team including the Student Assistants who will be helping you settle in to your summer surrounds and get the most out of your stay in Glasgow.

Welcome ceilidh

A traditional Scottish Ceilidh (pronounced 'kay-lee') is a traditional Scottish 'gathering' or 'party' with live folk music and Scottish dancing. A buffet supper is provided. It's a great way to get to know other people and try out your dance moves. There is no experience necessary just come along, try something new and enjoy yourself!

Evening social events

The International Summer School Student Support Assistants will be running a programme of evening social events throughout the summer months. From quizzes to karaoke, tours around the city, music venues, film nights and more, our programme of evening events, hosted by Student Assistants is a great opportunity to meet and spend time with fellow summer school students from other subjects and disciplines. 

Weekend excursions around Scotland

Glasgow is a great place from which to explore the rest of Scotland. Details of destinations will be confirmed in early January 2022. 

These events are free.   

Explore what Glasgow has to offer

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and there is always something going on. Our summer school also offers a chance to explore and enjoy local attractions. Our team of Student Assistants will be on hand to share their recommendations. 

More details will be provided in May

Students who have confirmed their offer of a summer school place will be sent a link at the beginning of May which will allow them to: 

  • Book airport transfer on arrival day
  • Confirm attendance at the mandatory orientation session
  • Book excursion(s)
  • Book welcome event
  • Provide details of any special dietary requirements
  • Check the date, time and venue of your first class
  • Study the International Summer School Student Handbook which includes key pre-departure information.