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 with the campus, the surrounding area and the International Summer School team.

Welcome ceilidh

A traditional Scottish Ceilidh (pronounced 'kay-lee') is a traditional Scottish 'gathering' or 'party' with live folk music. 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!

Friday evening social gatherings 

Each Friday evening there will be a social gathering hosted by the International Summer School Student Assistant team. From quizzes to karaoke, tours around the city and the option to check out some Shakespeare in the Botanical gardens, this is a great opportunity to meet and spend time with summer school students from other subjects and disciplines. 

Weekend excursions around Scotland

Glasgow is a great place to explore the rest of Scotland. Every weekend there will be planned visits other parts of Scotland. Every weekend there will be planned, tour guide led, visits to other parts of Scotland. Each student will have the opportunity to register for at least two day excursions. You will receive an email from the Summer School team to sign up for your excursions. Locations will be confirmed soon but examples from 2018 include St Andrews, Edinburgh, Stirling, the Isle of Arran and Oban to name but a few *. 

Trips and visits embedded in the course are also included in the price.

* Day trips are indicative and may change depending on availability.  

Explore what Glasgow has to offer

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and so 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. Look out for their top picks in your orientation packs.