Study Abroad

Immerse yourself in another culture.

As a student in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University, you have access to a number of study abroad programs. These programs are a great way to gain a global perspective and an increased appreciation for the history, philosophy and religion of different cultures. Our programs will complement your studies and give you firsthand experience outside the classroom. 

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Announcing the launch of the Scotland Archive Experience

Join faculty on a two-week, immersive study abroad experience in Edinburgh, Scotland. Faculty will guide you through the research process in various archives located in the heart of Old Town, Edinburgh. This program blends the flexibility and accessibility of online learning with the hands-on experience of working in archives alongside researchers. This unique opportunity is unparalleled in any other graduate program at ASU and is exclusively available to our online MA students.

You will spend time in the archive working through primary source material, including reading unpublished manuscripts, browsing through ledgers, transcribing personal letters, searching through newspapers, examining cookbooks, etc. Outside of research, you will have the opportunity to explore the culturally rich city and surrounding areas.

You will receive three hours of elective course credit and enroll in a special section of HST 580: Archives in the summer 2024 semester and work online and asynchronously for two weeks before the trip and two weeks after.
U.S. citizens will not need a visa for this program. Valid passport is required. Visa requirements for non-U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact the International Student and Scholars Office and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

When: June 16-29, 2024

Where: Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland

Housing: Accomodations are secured through the University of Edinburgh. Each flat has five individual rooms, a shared common area, and a shared bathroom and kitchen. Accommodations are included as a part of student program fees.

Program Fee: The student fee for this program is $2,266. This fee includes shared housing, some meals, international health insurance, archive visits, ASU faculty and staff support. The program fee will be assessed in two equal installments.

Not included: Tuition for the three-credit course and student mandatory fees, international airfare, passport fees, additional meals, independent travel and personal expenses.

The program fee and all associated tuition and fees will be directly billed to your ASU Student Account.

Why: So many reasons, including, but not limited to international travel to a beautiful and historic city, learning how to navigate the archive with expert faculty and/or developing a publishable research project.

Only 20 spots are available and we are now accepting applications. Applications will be reviewed by program faculty to determine eligibility. Students accepted into the program will have the program fee charged to their student account. Payment will be posted to your student account on or around April 26, 2024.


  • Currently enrolled in the History Online MA 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • No course prerequisites

Application Requirements: Submit online application by January 19, 2024. Notification of acceptance will be provided by February 1, 2024.