Scottish Students Arriving for Summer

In alternate years of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Scotland study abroad program – coordinated by Dr. Cassandra Atkin-Plunk – criminology and criminal justice students from Edinburg Napier University and the University of West Scotland come to one of the three participating consortium universities (Florida Atlantic University, University of West Florida, and Washburn University).


Some 30 Scottish students, and three or four faculty, will arrive at FAU June 10th for a two-week visit. FAU CCJ faculty will present lectures, and the students will visit CCJ agencies and talk with CJ professionals, as well as soak up some sun and fun during their off time before heading home on June 23rd.


“We are extremely excited here in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice to host the Scottish students and faculty this summer,” Atkin-Plunk said. ” Last summer, our students spent two weeks in Edinburgh, Scotland at Edinburgh Napier University, where they heard lectures from various professors, as well as attended tours of the Scottish Parliament, Police Scotland Headquarters, a youthful offender institution, the Sheriff’s Court, and the High Court.”


“Our students had life-changing experiences in Scotland,” Atkin-Plunk continued. “It was such a fantastic experience for all involved, and I hope to provide a similar program for the Scottish students when they visit FAU and South Florida.”