Foreign Study Program

The Religion program offers an expanded curriculum in the study of religion through its arrangement with New College of the University of Edinburgh. Also available is the opportunity to study with international eminent scholars who teach in this major Scottish university.


About the Program

The program of study in Edinburgh consists of three courses: two courses chosen by each student from among those offered by the New College faculty. These courses are given the Dartmouth designations REL 70 and 71.  REL 74 is taught by the accompanying Dartmouth faculty member. All three courses are graded and then also recorded by the Registrar at Dartmouth College. REL 70, 71, and 74 count as intermediate courses when fulfilling the requirements for the religion major.

Pre-Requisite: At least one course in Religion, and applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0.

Enrollment: Limited to 15 students

Program Dates: Alternating Fall terms (e.g., odd-years), September - December

Accommodations: Students live in residence facilities at the University of Edinburgh.


  • Religion 70 - Foreign Study in Religion I, taught by University of Edinburgh, New College Faculty
  • Religion 71 - Foreign Study in Religion II, taught by University of Edinburgh, New College Faculty
  • Religion 74 - Special Topics in Religion—Intermediate Level, taught by Dartmouth College Faculty Director

Dartmouth Faculty Director Course

Faculty Contact for Fall Term 2023: Professor Zahra Ayubi


REL 74.xy: TBA