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Enlightenment, Revolution, and Romanticism in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland


Professor Michael Parrish
Dates Departure from U.S.: Sat., June 30, 2018
Arrival: Sun., July 1, 2018
Mandatory Orientation: Mon., July 2, 2018
First Day of Class: Mon., July 2, 2018
Last Day of Class: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018
Departure for the U.S.
(or personal travel):
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018

Flight Information

  • All approved applicants will be notified by e-mail when the program reaches minimum enrollment. Do not purchase plane tickets until the program is confirmed.
  • We strongly encourage you to take a flight that arrives at Edinburgh Airport (EDI) between 9:30 and 11:00 am on Sunday, July 1, in order to take advantage of airport pick up. Students who arrive later than this time will receive instructions on how to make their way to your program housing independently.
  • Contact STA Travel if you would like to book flights with other students on this program or take advantage of the airfare deposit program.
Info Sessions
  • Thursday, January 25, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    Revelle Conference Room C
  • Thursday, February 8, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    Revelle Conference Room C

Why you should go

Often referred to as “the Athens of the North” because of its rich intellectual tradition in the arts, humanities, and sciences, Edinburgh is the second most visited city in the United Kingdom after London.

Robert Louis Stevenson, a native son, wrote: “Edinburgh is what Paris ought to be.” The capital city of Scotland and home to two recent British Prime Minister, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, this city of half a million people traces its origins to the Bronze Age and today still houses some of the finest examples of Medieval and Georgian architecture in Europe and the United Kingdom.

Meet the professor

Prof. Michael ParrishMichael Parrish, Distinguished Professor of History, has taught at UCSD since 1968 and served for five years as department chairman. He regularly offers courses in the history of American law, religion and law, famous American trials, and American films that focus on law, justice, and lawyers. 

He was educated at the University of California (Riverside), Yale University, and the Harvard Law School. Seniors at UCSD’s Thurgood Marshall College have recognized him as one of their Outstanding Professors. In 2007-08 he directed the UC Education Abroad Program in Edinburgh and supervised 150 UC students at that university as well as Glasgow, St. Andrews, Durham, York, Leeds, Dublin, Cork and Galway. In 2006-07 he served as the Bicentennial Professor of American Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

He has traveled extensively in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Europe.

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