Academic year 2010-11 marked the inauguration of a new study abroad opportunity for Medieval Studies undergraduate majors and minors. Two Medieval Studies majors and one minor participated in the new program at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Founded in 1411, St. Andrews is consistently ranked among Britain’s top five universities. Modern university facilities adjoin a medieval city with its centuries-old stone houses.
Participants in the program supplemented their academic program with a one-credit-hour cocurricular trip. It required a short research paper, individual oral presentation, and visits to the following medieval sites: Edinburgh Castle, Lindisfarne Priory, Rievaulx Abbey, Durham Cathedral, City of York (Shambles, Jorvik Viking Centre, York Minster), Fountains Abbey, and Skipton Castle.
Medieval Studies majors and minors have a wide selection of other study abroad locations open to them. Further information about study abroad at St. Andrews, and elsewhere, is available from the Office of International Studies.
St. Andrews University classics building