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Swahili in Butiama, Tanzania

After four weeks in Edinburgh comes the chance to travel to Tanzania to continue your rapid progression in one of the most stunning and conducive environments possible. Students will travel together to Butiama, a tranquil and beautiful village close to Lake Victoria in north-west Tanzania. Butiama is the home village of the first president of independent Tanzania, the late Mwalimu Julius Nyerere.

The benefits of internships

‘If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door’ Milton Berle

Great way to build up your skills

Arranging an internship opportunity is a brilliant way of not only ‘building’ a door, but also ‘getting your foot in the door’ of a particular workplace or sector. From within – whilst you supply a service to the business – you will build up your skill set and perhaps make a network of contacts within the organisation. 

Teaching English as a second or other language (TESOL)

Edinburgh prides itself on attracting the best students from all over the world.

According to official figures, over 9,000 international students from more than 130 countries study at the University currently - in other words, students representing around 65% of the world's countries, and many more local identities, study here. This number is set to grow each year, as Edinburgh is committed to invite students from diverse backgrounds as a way to revitalise the teaching and research that is going on.

Sir Walter Scott’s masterful novel, Waverley

The evenings are drawing in and it’s getting colder but the upside of the arrival of winter in Edinburgh is the enjoyment the whole city gets from seeing its literary monuments lit up in the late afternoon. The towering structure of the Scott monument on Princes Street, for example, reminds us that 2014 is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Sir Walter Scott’s masterful novel, Waverley.

Thomas Aikenhead- the last person hanged for blasphemy in the United Kingdom

On 8th January 1697 a 20-year old student at the University of Edinburgh, Thomas Aikenhead, was hanged for blasphemy. Aikenhead had been heard to state, while walking past the Tron Kirk in Edinburgh’s High Street, that theology was ‘a rapsidie of faigned and ill-invented nonsense’ (Graham p.81). A little over forty years later, David Hume’s A Treatise of Human Nature (1738) was published.

Chat to us

Summer School Office staff will be online to talk to students from overseas who want to ask questions or learn more about study opportunities.

Scholarships available

This Summer School course could be the perfect preparation for further  post graduate study in TESOL. The University of Edinburgh School of Education will be offering 15 Scholarships to UK/EU students studying for MSc TESOL 2015-16. Each award is worth £3,000 which will be paid directly towards programme fees. The application period for these scholarships is 1 March - 30 June 2015.