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The M.A. in Arts Leadership program is going to Edinburgh July 31-August 6, 2023! This will be the inaugural study abroad trip for this graduate program, and our hope is to make this an annual offering for our students. 

Why study abroad? It's a life changing-experience that will allow you to interact the world in a new way. Hands-on learning will help you apply theoretical knowledge in the real world. As a career building experience, this will be a unique addition to your resumé!

Currently, this program is only open to KGMCA graduate students and alumni of the M.A. in Arts Leaderhsip program. We need a minimum of 10 students to register for the trip to move forward. The class limit has been set for 16.



Economic Impact of the Arts (ARLD 6395)

  • Current students must register for this course for Summer 2023.

Course Purpose

  • Arts Leaders are tasked with demonstrating the impact of their work to a variety of stakeholders - from the community to funders to political leaders. Having a thorough understanding of the economic impact of the arts is crucial for long-term, sustained success. 
  • This course will examine various methods of impact reporting by consider case studies primarily focused on the arts festivals in Edinburgh.
  • Edinburgh has established itself as the world's leading festival city. Each year a range of major festivals take place, bringing in talent from all over the globe to its streets and stages. These fesitvals have partnered together to demonstrate their impact in a thoughtful way.


Study Abroad Dates: July 31 - August 6, 2023


  • Students will be responsible for arriving in Edinburgh on their own.
  • It is recommended that you depart on July 30 to arrive in Edinburgh on July 31.
  • This is not included in trip costs so students have flexibility to purchase the flights of their choice based on their personal budgets and schedule.


  • Students will be staying at the University of Edinburgh in Pollock Halls.
  • You can get a preview of where you are staying here.


  • The total cost of the trip not including tuition fees: $1,345.
  • If you would like a private, single room, there will be an additional cost of $449.
  • This cost includes:
    • Accommodation for 7 nights
    • Bus pass for 7 days
    • Breakfast for 7 days
    • Daily planned itinerary
    • Most festival events are free!
  • This cost does NOT include:
    • Airfare
    • Tuition rates 
    • Lunch, dinner or snacks

Timeline for Payment

  • March 1: $400 deposit is due and is refundable up until April 13
  • April 14-May 25: $400 penalty, if trip is cancelled
  • May 26: Remaining balance is due
  • On or after May 26: Payment will not be refunded, if trip is cancelled
Scholarship Info


Missed the Study Abroad Interest Meeting on February 2? You can watch it HERE.


"Study abroad is the single most effective way of changing the way we view the world." --Chantal Mitchell