Edinburgh - Study Abroad in Scotland and Learn English
Language travel students looking to study English abroad will find Edinburgh is a great choice. This attractive city offers loads of shopping, nightlife, history, attractions and countless festivals, making it a popular choice for foreign language schools.
Study Abroad in Edinburgh, the Capital of Scotland!
Edinburgh has long been one of the United Kingdom’s best loved cities and is one of Scotland’s most popular tourist destinations. The city is also a great place for a study abroad program as it’s both fun and interesting and has lots to see and do!
Where is Edinburgh?
Edinburgh is the capital and second largest city in Scotland, the northernmost country of the UK. The city is situated in the south east of Scotland on the Firth of Forth and is near to the eastern coast and the North Sea. Edinburgh is a large city but not too large, with around half a million people living here.
Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and Great Shopping!
After London, Edinburgh is the most visited destination in the UK, and once you’ve visited you’ll understand why! Language travel students will find there’s plenty to do in this lively and friendly city.
Many interesting historic buildings exist all over the city, and none are more prominent than Edinburgh Castle. Overlooking the city, the castle is a top attraction and definitely should be visited whilst you’re on your study abroad program, then there’s the famous Royal Mile which runs between the castle and the impressive Holyrood Palace. The Old Town is the Medieval part of Edinburgh, whilst the New Town is the Georgian-built part of the city, and full of great shopping. Both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Study Abroad in Edinburgh for Festivals Galore, Nightlife and More!
Language travel students will find that the people of Edinburgh are generally very friendly and helpful people who are proud of their city and Scotland. English is the primary language spoken here and the currency is the same as for the rest of the UK, which is Sterling. Be aware that there are Scottish bank notes which although different to the others, are accepted all over the UK.
The Edinburgh Festival
One of the most popular festivals in the world is the Edinburgh Festival, a collection of different festivals held during the summer. If you’re on a summer study abroad program you should definitely take time out to attend some of the hundreds of events which take place around the city during this time. Festivals include the Fringe, the Tattoo and the International Festival. Also popular are Hogmanay (New Year), and Burns Night (25 January).
Edinburgh’s Vibrant Nightlife
Edinburgh is the nightlife capital of Scotland so make sure you take time out from your foreign language course to enjoy the nightclubs, pubs and restaurants here, as you’re sure to have a great time!