Scotland 2017

Scotland Study Abroad Information Session February 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Join us on Wednesday, February 15 at 3:00 PM for an information session about the upcoming Scotland Study Abroad trip.
  • Warner Robins: A-Building Board Room (A-2015)
  • Macon: I-Building Little Theater Room (I-232)
  • Milledgeville: H-Building Conference Room (H-106)
  • Students from other TCSG colleges may join the meeting via internet. Please contact rhutto@centralgatech.edu to receive instructions.

The trip will take place July 1 – 15, 2017 and will include for-credit study in the following courses:

HUMN 1101 INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 (Associate Degree Level)
Explores the philosophic and artistic heritage of humanity expressed through a historical perspective on visual arts, music, and literature in the early, middle, and modern periods. The humanities provide insight into people and society in both the Western and non-Western world. Topics include historical and cultural developments, contributions of the humanities, and research.

MGMT 2500 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PRINCIPLES (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
This course provides an opportunity to explore the international business environment and how to make effective business decisions in a global market. Topics include ethics and politics of international business, identification of risks which influence international business decisions, and analyzing the import/export process.

CIST 2900 GLOBAL INNOVATIONS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Prerequisite: Advisor Approval
This course is a capstone course providing a realistic experience for students working in a team to develop a complete web systems project.

 

We hope to see you there!

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Group Projects

Another day at The Burn!

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Today student spent the day working together in groups to create presentations for their International Business Principles projects.

Tonight Jilynne Nunn and Rashieka Halcromb presented their Humanities 1101 project about Scottish Romanticism to the group.

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Discovery Point & The House of Dun

Day 12!

The group started the morning off by visiting the Discovery Point museum in Dundee.

Discovery Point
Discovery Point

The RRS Discovery was built in Britain and was designed for an Antarctic voyage launched in 1901. It was the first ship in Britain designed specifically for scientific exploration.

RRS Discovery
RRS Discovery

At the time of launch, less was known about Antarctica than was known about the Moon in 1969.

RRS Discovery
RRS Discovery

In the 1800s, the ship building industry was expanding in the town of Dundee to keep up with the demand of whaling and textile industries. The RRS Discovery was built in Dundee because of its well-trained ship building workforce.

Afterward, students were given free time to explore the city of Dundee.

Oor Wullie
Oor Wullie

Next the group took a visit to the house of Dun, a Georgian house built in the 18th century for the Erskine family.

House of Dun
House of Dun
Kathryn Holloway and Rashieka Halcromb at the House of Dun
Kathryn Holloway and Rashieka Halcromb at the House of Dun

Welcome to The Burn!

Today we checked out of our flats on the Robert Gordon University campus and into our rooms at The Burn, an 18th century Georgian house at the foot of Glenesk. The small estate has been used for academic retreats for the past 66 years.

The Burn
The Burn

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The group took a walk over the the town of Edzell to formulate ideas for new businesses within the community as part of their class assignment.

Edzell
Edzell
Edzell
Edzell

Students then broke off into groups and made a 5-minute presentation about their ideas.

CGTC students Jilynne Nunn (first from the left) and Kathryn Holloway (third from the left) pitch their initial business idea to the group.
CGTC students Jilynne Nunn (first from the left) and Kathryn Holloway (third from the left) pitch their initial business idea to the group.

Inverness & Loch Ness

Today the students visited the town of Inverness, then took a boat ride on Loch Ness.

Inverness
Inverness
Inverness
Inverness
Loch Ness
Loch Ness
Dr. Amy Holloway, Kathryn Holloway, Rashieka Halcromb, and Jilynne Nunn on a cruise over Loch Ness
Dr. Amy Holloway, Kathryn Holloway, Rashieka Halcromb, and Jilynne Nunn on a cruise over Loch Ness
Loch Ness
Loch Ness
Loch Ness
Loch Ness

We unfortunately did not spot the Loch Ness Monster, Nessie, during the tour. We did get the chance to view Urquhart Castle, however.

Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness
Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness

Dunnottar Castle & Stonehaven

Dunnottar Castle
Dunnottar Castle

Today the group visited Dunnottar Castle and the town of Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire.

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Rashieka Halcromb, Kathryn Holloway, and Jilynne Nunn at Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle is a fortress believed to have been built in the early middle ages; however, the structures that can be seen today are approximately 700 years old.

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The stairs in Dunnottar Castle were purposely built unevenly as to make it difficult for anyone who may have invaded the stronghold.

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In 1691 during Britain’s Civil War, the Crown Jewels of Scotland were taken to Dunnottar for safe keeping.

View from Dunnottar Castle
View from Dunnottar Castle
View from Dunnottar Castle
View from Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle was also a film location for Hamlet and Victor Frankenstein.

We then took a short hike up to the Stonehaven Memorial, which commemorates WWI and WWII.

Scottish thistles
Scottish thistles on the hike to Stonehaven War Memorial
Local cows and Stonehaven War Memorial
Local cows and the Stonehaven War Memorial
Stonehaven War Memorial
Stonehaven War Memorial
Marinda Martin, Jilynne Nunn, and Kathryn Holloway
Marinda Martin, Jilynne Nunn, and Kathryn Holloway at the Stonehaven War Memorial
View of Dunnottar Castle from the Stonehaven War Memorial
View of Dunnottar Castle from the Stonehaven War Memorial

We then walked down to the town of Stonehaven to enjoy fish and chips for lunch, and a local ice cream shop for dessert.

Stonehaven
Stonehaven
Stonehaven
Stonehaven
Ice cream cone from Aunt Betty's in Stonehaven
Ice cream cone from Aunt Betty’s in Stonehaven

Whisky Distillery

Glen Garioch
Glen Garioch Distillery

After today’s academic session, the group took a trip to the Glen Garioch distillery to learn how Scotch whisky, one of Scotland’s major industries, is produced.

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In order to be called Scotch, the whisky must be made in Scotland. There are currently a little over 100 active distilleries in Scotland.

Scotch whisky map

The type of whisky depends on the region in which it is made.

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Scotch whisky must be aged in oak barrels for at least three years. Different types of wood produce different flavors of whisky.

In the evening during free time, a few of us ventured out to a football match to cheer on Aberdeen FC against Maribor. It was a close game, but unfortunately it was too close. The final score was 1-1. Nonetheless, it was an exciting cultural experience!

Aberdeen FC

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Today was an early morning start to the beautiful city of Edinburgh, where students had the opportunity to explore museums and historical sights.

We took a picturesque route from Aberdeen to Edinburgh.

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Forth Bridge
Forth Bridge

Points of interest in Edinburgh included the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace,  Princes Street Gardens, and the Scott Monument.

Balmoral Hotel
Balmoral Hotel
Scott Monument
Scott Monument
Street performer playing bagpipes on the Royal Mile
Street performer playing bagpipes on the Royal Mile
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
View of Edinburgh
View of Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle

RGU & Aberdeen Harbour

Day four!

Students started the day off at RGU and sat in on a lecture covering topics such as Scottish history and geography, kilts and tartans, and distilleries.

After lunch we took a bus to the Aberdeen Harbour for a boat tour. Aberdeen Harbour is one of the busiest ports in the UK.

Aberdeen Harbour
Aberdeen Harbour
Rashieka Halcromb, Jilynne Nunn, Dr. Amy Holloway, and Kathryn Holloway
Rashieka Halcromb, Jilynne Nunn, Dr. Amy Holloway, and Kathryn Holloway on the boat tour of Aberdeen Harbour
Aberdeen Harbour
Aberdeen Harbour
Aberdeen Harbour
Aberdeen Harbour
Aberdeen Harbour
Aberdeen Harbour

After the tour, we popped into the Maritime Museum on our way to the beach.

Figurehead from the sailing ship Star of Tasmania, built in 1856
Figurehead from the sailing ship Star of Tasmania, built in 1856
CGTC students Kathryn Holloway and Jilynne Nunn at the North Sea
CGTC students Kathryn Holloway and Jilynne Nunn at the North Sea
Aberdeen beach on the North Sea
Aberdeen beach on the North Sea

RGU & Fyvie Castle

Time for class! Today the CGTC study abroad students arrived at RGU’s Aberdeen Business School, where they will be taking courses for academic credit, and toured the campus.

Aberdeen Business School
Aberdeen Business School
Robert Gordon College, Aberdeen
Robert Gordon College, Aberdeen
IMG_0473Students in class at the Aberdeen Business School
Students at a lecture at the Aberdeen Business School

After a short lecture, the students took a bus to Fyvie Castle in Aberdeenshire.

Fyvie Castle
Fyvie Castle
Fyvie Castle
Fyvie Castle

At the end of the day, the group ate dinner at La Lombarda, the UK’s oldest Italian restaurant. Students had the opportunity to dine with students from other cultures.

Chinese students join CGTC students for dinner at La Lombarda
Chinese students join CGTC students for dinner at La Lombarda