In Search of Cultural Connections

The Appalachian, Scottish, and Irish Studies Program at East Tennessee State University makes connections between Appalachia and the region’s major cultural progenitors, Scotland and Ireland, through study on campus and abroad.

For three weeks during the summer of odd-numbered years, students travel to Scotland and Ireland, where they study at Scottish and Irish universities and engage in cultural events and field experiences.

During even-numbered years, students spend five weeks studying on the East Tennessee State University campus, an experience augmented by field trips, guest lectures, and participation by students from the University of Edinburgh.

Students can enroll in these summer courses for either three or six hours of undergraduate or graduate credit in Appalachian Studies.

In addition to our summer courses, ETSU offers a variety of courses pertaining to Scotland and Ireland during the regular academic year.