Study Abroad

Scotland Abroad Semester

Explore Scotland, Europe, and the history of the early church through a semester-long experience in the beautiful town of Airdrie.

Airdrie, Scotland

Aidrie is a Scottish town in North Lanarkshire, one hour from Edinburgh and a half-hour from Glasgow. Each Wednesday, students will take class trips to cultural and scenic sites in Scotland, visiting much of the country over the semester. Spring Break allows students to plan a week-long visit to a nearby European country like England, Ireland, France, Italy, Holland, Germany, or Switzerland. All weekends are open for students to go exploring as well.

Students will share a furnished house or flat in Aidrie. Both houses and apartments will be within easy walking distance of the church for worship and classes, the town center, and the train station. Housing is equipped with a landline phone with an international calling plan and wifi, and students will be provided with cell phones.

Academic Modules

While classes begin during the regular Bryan semester, they fall into a modular schedule during the Scotland portion of the semester. Students take nineteen credit hours in intensive modules. Lectures run 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday, with an extended lunch break. Homework for the next day is completed each evening. This system enables students to enjoy a deep, intensive look at each subject with their professor and classmates. If you have any special course needs, in addition to courses offered in Scotland, please see your academic advisor.

Course Offering

(3 credits each unless otherwise indicated)

  • BIB 336 Pauline Epistles
  • BIB 338 Christian Theology II
  • CM 122 Personal and Cult Evangelism
  • CM 123 Spiritual Formation for Ministry
  • CT 203 Christian Life Formation: Applied Christian Leadership (Men) and (Women) (1 credit hour)
  • FA 211 Introduction to Fine Arts
  • Scottish Christian History: 1st and 2nd Scottish Reformations
Students pay Bryan tuition, travel expenses, plus a program fee.

Once in Scotland, all costs of living will be covered by the program. These include: text books, housing, phone, Wednesday afternoon field trips, £175 pounds a month food allowance, and £150 pounds towards the cost of the international flight after arrival. (All your text books are paid for and will be shipped back to the U.S. for you at the end of your stay.)

Students are responsible for their international travel to and from Scotland, spring break travel, and any additional personal expenses.

Important Dates


June 1: Registration due for Fall semester.

November 1: Registration due for Spring semester.


To be announced.


For more information, contact Dr. Ray Legg