University of Glasgow

Principia Program

Imagine spending spring semester of your sophomore year immersed in Scottish culture, searching for the Loch Ness monster on a weekend, and traveling the Continent on break. But, you say, "I need to fulfill my HCOL credits and take a critical class for my major! I can't possibly study abroad then."

Starting in Spring 2016, there will be a solution! Honors College sophomores (Class of 2018) will be able to participate in the prestigious Principia Consortium program and spend a semester at the University of Glasgow. The only study abroad program exclusively for U.S. honors college students, this program lets students fulfill their sophomore year HCOL credits and also offers courses for most UVM major requirements, including Organic Chemistry.

Since 2008, twenty honors colleges from across the U.S. have sent students to this amazing program. All Principia students take "The Scottish Enlightenment: Ideas and Influences" as their core course and choose other classes to fit their interests and academic track. Whether you desire to study Comparative Politics, speak Gaelic, or master the bagpipes, the University of Glasgow offers wonderful opportunities.

University of Glasgow is a large university of approximately 22,000 students in a cosmopolitan and hip city of about 600,000 people. Yet, there are always advisors available to students on the Principia program. While there, UVM HCOL students would live in an apartment or dormitory with other international students, opening the door to a myriad of cross-cultural experiences.

Any student in the Class of 2018 who is interested in applying for the Principia program through the Honors College should contact Assistant Dean Brit Chase or Interim Dean Lisa Schnell. The deadline to apply is March 31.