Skip to Main Content
Michigan State University

Sojourn in St. Andrews

Experience the World-Famous University of St. Andrews

Sojourn in St. Andrews is a one-week lifelong education abroad program in St. Andrews, Scotland, a historic, seaside destination on many bucket lists. The program offers participants the opportunity to study at the oldest university in Scotland and the third-oldest university in the English-speaking world, the University of St. Andrews, which was founded in 1413 and embraces centuries of history within its walls.

About the Program

The program is open to alumni and friendsEach participant enrolls in one non-credit course of study taught by a University of St. Andrews tutor. During the program, participants will also take part in several excursions in the region that are either course-related or planned for all participants. 

A typical day’s schedule includes classes in the morning and course-related excursions in the afternoon. Participants should plan to participate in the program in its entirety, which includes all course lectures, scheduled excursions and group meals, to maximize your experience. There is an abundance of activities in St. Andrews and the region of Fife and if you would like to explore these options, we respectfully request you plan to do so during scheduled free time and/or before or after the program. We cannot provide any assistance with personal arrangements.

2020-2021 Presentations on Scottish History, Literature and Culture

The MSU Alumni Office hosted several presentations featuring Garry MacKenzie, a University of St. Andrews tutor. Garry is an academic, poet and non-fiction writer based in Fife, Scotland. He tutors at the University of St. Andrews and the University for the Creative Arts and is one of the tutors for the Sojourn in St. Andrews program.


The presentations include:

  • Battles, Migrations and the Loch Ness Monster: An Introduction to Scottish History and Culture 
  • Scottish Writers and Scottish Independence
  • Robert Burns and Scottish Literature

If you missed any of these presentations, or would like to watch them again, they're available in our livestream archive.