• Food Science and Agribusiness Management


    CEPA faculty-led program
  • Academic Field(s)

    Engineering and Environmental Science

  • Destinations

    Glasgow, Iverness, and Edinburgh

  • Duration

    13 days

  • Accommodation

    3-star hotels in Glasgow, Iverness, and Edinburgh

Scotland is known for its rolling green hills, kilt-wearing bagpipers, whiskey, golf, and ancient castles.

Understanding that local needs, traditions, and conditions have to be taken heavily into consideration in order to achieve substantial and sustainable productivity gains is a major learning outcome for students in this program.

Studying these topics in Scotland places agriculture and food science students directly into a different culture where they can learn to adapt and gain a broader international understanding far from their familiar setting.

  • DAY 1

    • Overnight flight to Edinburgh, Scotland (group flight can be booked separately)
  • DAY 2-4: GLASGOW

    Stay 3 nights at a 3-star hotel in Glasgow

    • Arrival at Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
    • Check-in at the hotel and orientation session by your CEPA On-Site Coordinator
    • Guided walking tour of Glasgow
    • Welcome dinner at a Scottish restaurant
    • Visit “The Scottish Farmer”, Scotland’s leading farming publication since 1893
    • Visit a traditional Scottish kilt manufacturer to understand the tradition of kilt making and the meaning of the different colors, patterns, and tartans
    • Guided tour of “The Lighthouse”, which provides fascinating insight into the design features and architectural heritage of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s first public commission
    • Admission to the Glasgow Botanic Gardens, which were originally used for concerts and other events

    Stay 3 nights at a 3-star hotel in Inverness

    • Guided tour of the Drummond Castle Gardens in Crieff, focusing on horticulture
    • Guided tour of a whiskey distillery to experience the distillery’s long and distinguished heritage (tasting included)
    • Check-in at the hotel and orientation session by your CEPA On-Site Coordinator
    • Admission to the Cawdor Castle, which is surrounded by three gardens: the Flower Garden, the Wild Garden, and the Walled Garden
    • Free time to explore Inverness

    • Guided bus tour of the Scottish Highlands, which includes many stops to explore the famous Loch Ness, a set of lochs built around 200 years ago, and much more

    Stay 5 nights at a 3-star hotel in Edinburgh

    • Guided walking tour of the Old Course at St. Andrews, following the footsteps of golf’s greatest athletes
    • Check-in at the hotel and orientation session by your CEPA On-Site Coordinator
    • Guided walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old and New Town
    • Admission to Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city’s skyline
    • Audio-guided tour of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of the Monarch of the UK in Scotland

    • Visit a sheep or cattle farm to learn about farming and its challenges in Scotland
    • Admission to the Hadrian’s Wall Visitor Center to explore the former defensive fortification during a self-guided walk
  • DAY 11-13: EDINBURGH

    • Visit Quality Meat Scotland, the public body responsible for helping the Scottish red meat sector improve its efficiency and profitability
    • Free afternoon to further explore the city
    • Guided tour of Alnwick Castle, one of the largest inhabited castles in Europe
    • Farewell dinner at a Scottish restaurant
    • Departure from Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
  • What’s included in this sample itinerary:

    Academic and professional excursions with special presentations • cultural excursions and field trips with local, bilingual guides • entrance fees and reservations • accommodation in 3-star hotels (twin rooms for students; single room for the faculty) • daily breakfast • welcome and farewell dinner • local transportation by private bus as needed • public transportation passes in Glasgow & Edinburgh • on-site coordinator during excursions • orientation sessions • time to study, instruct, and explore

  • Program fee starting at € 2,540 per participant based on a group size of 15
  • All program fees are calculated to include participation of one accompanying faculty or group leader.
  • Prices are based on a minimum number of 15 or 20 paying participants.
  • The actual quote for a tailored program will vary depending on different factors, for example: the actual program dates, the final participant number, the duration of the program, the visits and excursions included, as well as varying exchange rates

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