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Quick Facts

Host Institution: University of Edinburgh - Summer academic & internship program
Eligibility Rules: click here
Credits: Summer students take 2 courses and are placed in an internship for a total of 30 Scottish credits transcripted by the University of Edinburgh.
Academic Focus: Business Policy and Strategy, Marketing, Operations Management, Accounting, Finance, Management of Human Resources and Enterprise in the Arts and Culture Industry.
Curriculum: Summer students take Business in the Arts I and Business in the Arts II classes at the University of Edinburgh Business School and are placed in an internship with an organization at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Attendance in the classes, completion of projects for both the classes and the internship, and the internship supervisor's review of the intern will determine the final grade and credits transcripted.
Housing: Students live in a residence hall with kitchen facilities in the city center; rooms are single occupancy. Meals are not included.


Why Edinburgh?

  • UNESCO World Heritage City
  • International city that people from all around the world flock to
  • Famous for embracing the arts
  • University of Edinburgh ranked as one of the 20 best universities in the world
  • Amazing landscapes and natural scenery

City Description

"The most beautiful town in the world." Benjamin Disraeli

The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is the seventh largest city in the United Kingdom, but the second most visited tourist destination. Geographically located along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea, the city sits in the southeast of the country.

Situated in the middle of the city is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which includes the medieval Old Town and the Georgian New Town. The famous Edinburgh Castle sits atop a hill, looking down on the city.

Edinburgh is famous for the numerous festivals held throughout the year. The most famous of these is the Fringe, which is the largest performing arts festival in the world. It is at the Fringe that our students work in a variety of roles.

University of Edinburgh - Business School

The University of Edinburgh is consistently ranked among the Top 20 universities in the world, as is the Business School. Located in a newly refurbished building, the Business School has state-of-the-art classrooms, meeting rooms, computer labs, and a cafe.

Students will spend July focused on the coursework at the university learning Business Policy and Strategy, Marketing, Operations Management, Accounting, Finance, Management of Human Resources and Enterprise in the Arts and Culture Industry. This will prepare students for their full-time internship working in any number of roles at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August.


All student will enjoy a four-week internship with an Edinburgh Festival production company facilitating the smooth running of the show. Tasks may include: using social media to promote productions; assisting in the management of venue operations; reading, analyzing and improving scripts; reporting on productions and writing reviews; observing rehearsals and scouting for show to bring to other festivals; participating in educational programs and networking events; working with the press to market shows; and participating in stage-crew and event-monitoring. Internships are guaranteed and dedication is expected of all participants.

Costs and Dates

Please CLICK HERE for Costs and Dates.


What's Included - Edinburgh

  • HOUSING: Students live in a residence hall with kitchen facilities; rooms are single occupancy. Meals are not included.
  • DAY EXCURSIONS: 1 day excursion, location to be decided. Meals are not included on excursions.
  • TUITION: at the University of Edinburgh.
  • ACADEMIC CREDITS: Students who receive pre-approval from their home institution can transfer the credits they earn to their home institution. Possible number of semester credits: 6 - 10. University of Edinburgh transcript will show 30 Scottish credits earned upon succesful completion of the full program.
  • OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT: At the conclusion of the program, an official transcript from the University of Edinburgh will be sent to your home institution.
  • CELL PHONE: ASA provides one cell phone for each student.  Students are responsible for the cost of phone usage.
  • INTERNET ACCESS: at their host university.
  • AIRPORT PICK-UP: at Edinburgh (EDI) airport for students who arrive on the official arrival date by the designated time.
  • MEDICAL INSURANCE: for a Description of Coverage, please visit our Information Library.
  • SITE DIRECTOR: on-site to assist students with any academic or cultural difficulties they may encounter.
  • VISA ADVISING: While students are ultimately responsible for obtaining their visa (if required for their term/host country), ASA will provide detailed, helpful information upon acceptance as to which visa students will need and how to go about applying for one.  Please click here and scroll down to "Student Visa Information" to find out if a visa is required for your program.

Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Damage deposit of £250, in the form of a credit card authorization upon arrival
  • Books & materials
  • Personal expenses
  • Local transportation
  • UK Visa
  • Meals & laundry
  • Meals on excursions

Click here for Billing Information and Cancellation/Refund Policy

NOTE: If you need a "Costs of Attendance" budget for your financial aid office, or simply need more details about the additional costs listed above, please email chelsea(at)academicstudies.com.

Program Itinerary

Please CLICK HERE for the detailed program itinerary.


If you have questions about HOW TO APPLY and make sure your credits transfer back to your home university, please CLICK HERE.

We encourage both prospective students and parents, as well as those who have already been accepted to an ASA program, to visit our INFORMATION LIBRARY. Here you will find tons of helpful info to help you know what to plan for and what to expect, such as:

  • ASA Guide to Study Abroad
  • Student Visa info
  • Medical Insurance info
  • Booking your flight
  • Financial Aid info