JAMES WATT COLLEGE
Greenock, close to the breathtaking Lowlands, Highlands and Island of Scotland, is only thirty miles from Glasgow and fifty-five miles from Edinburgh. Accessible by train from Greenock, Glasgow and Edinburgh are rich in historical, cultural and social offerings. Scotland's ancient ruins, antiquities, and medieval castles, as well as its close proximity to Ireland, Wales and England make it a wonderful study abroad destination. Greenock, a former shipbuilding town on the River Clyde, is the fastest growing center of education and training in Scotland today. It has a newly developed waterfront site offering shopping, a cinema, a sports complex, and other amenities. James Watt College is one of Scotland's oldest colleges, opened in 1908 by the industrialist Andrew Carnegie. James Watt College is recognized for its commitment to meeting the needs of employers both nationally and internationally by providing students from around the world with the mix of educational skills and training require for today's industry and commerce. James Watt College offers state-of-the-art academic and living facilities, well-equipped computer laboratories, and video, music recording and photographic equipment.
Academic Program Highlights
James Watt College helps students satisfy general/liberal education requirements by offering over 200 courses in the following divisions: Business and Management, Communication, Media and Design, Computing and Information Science, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Hospitality Studies, Science, Social Sciences, and European Studies. Students earn up to 15 undergraduate credits for a semester of study, and the program is open to students who have completed at least 15 undergraduate credits and have a 2.5 GPA. Internships are available.
Students have the option of staying in on-campus modern residence facilities, or with a host family. There are a variety of meal plans available to students as well. In the dormitories there are communal kitchens equipped with a refrigerator and stove. Student support services include a Students' Association which assists students with all facets of their study abroad experience.