Application Deadline & Fee

             February 1, 2023; $75                 Application fee is non-refundable.

Program Dates

May 16 - June 6, 2023
(3 weeks)

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, essayist, poet, travel writer and advocate for indiginous Samoan Islanders. Notable works include: Treasure Island, Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. 

The seventh book in the Art & Design Fine Art Book Series is based on the life of Stevenson. He was born in Edinburgh and raised in Scotland. He died in Samoa where he lived for years and served as a strong advocate of the native Samoan people.

There is a stong contrast between his life in Scotland and his life in Samoa. Students will go to each location with half of the students making art in Scotland and the other half working in Samoa with another facutly member.

Whether in Fale (pronounced fah-leh) of the Samoan tropics or a dark narrow close of Edinburgh, students will be transported to areas that have not significantly changed since Stevenson lived there.

Program Sites*:

  • Scotland
  • Samoa

*Students must decide which site they want to go to when they apply. Each group will be limited to ten students and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Anticipated Curriculum

*Students must take both classes while on this study abroad.

ART 491R Independent Study - 3 credits (team taught by Fullmer and Lovell)

ART 300R – Special Topics in Art - 3 credits (team taught by Fullmer and Lovell)

Program Requirements*

Must be 18 years of age at the time of departure.

Students must have reached advanced standing and be accepted majors in the Art & Design Department. English majors with a writing discipline may be considered for authoring articles and other written material.

Minimum G.P.A.: 2.0

Physical Requirements: As this experience requires travel and physical negotiation in areas not under ADA requirements because of age, location and topography, wheelchair accessibiltiy will not be available. All locations will have capability to refrigerate medication. 

Each international destination has its own Covid-19 rules and it is the travelers responsibility to find out what is required. UVU will not be responsible for covering the cost of hotel quarantine or Covid-19 testing in foreign destinations. Students may be required to test negative for COVID-19 at their own expense by host countries as a condition for entry.

*Accessibility services vary from country to country. Contact the Office of Education Abroad if you require such services.

Estimated Program Fee*

Fee covers in country housing and transportation, some meals, international insurance. The Samoa portion of the program includes roundtrip airfare from Hawaii to Samoa.

$3465 (Samoa)

$2965 (Scotland)

*This cost is tentative and based on the current exchange rate and program plans. This cost may be updated due to exchange-rate fluctuations or program changes.

Additional Estimated Costs

The student is responsible for these additional costs
UVU tuition ($165 per credit hour; $990 for 6 credits )
Roundtrip airfare (approx $1000 for Scotland; $800 for Honolulu, Hawaii - the program fee will include airfare to Samoa from Honolulu for students on the Samoa portion of the program)
Meals (approx $50)
Discretionary spending (approx $500)
Passport (approx $165)

Students should be prepared to pay out-of-pocket for possible COVID tests or quarantine stays if required by the host country for entry or exit.

All students are required to pay a $75 non-refundable application fee.


There are some scholarship opportunities that are available from UVU and nationally. These scholarships are competitive and have varying application dates. Please click on the following here for more information.

Financial Aid

Pell Grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility. Speak to a Financial Aid Advisor for more information (BA 105). 

Program Directors

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Travel Report

Students are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department’s country information webpage for the most up-to-date information on travel advisories, entry, exit, and visa requirements, safety, security, health, and other important travel factors.