Go Green in Scotland

The next Going Green: Sustainable Business in Scotland faculty-led program will occur in June 2024!

The Going Green faculty-led travel program is a five-week hybrid course with embedded travel-program designed for business students to study the impact of sustainability on business and culture in an international context.

Prior to the trip, students will read academic and business articles that relate to international business, sustainability, and the culture of the country under study and participate in related quizzes and discussions online.

During the 12-day study abroad program, students will visit businesses, museums and other culturally relevant locations and complete related assignments on-site. Student learning will culminate in a final paper due after the completion of travel.

Students will recognize the importance of sustainable business practices and their benefit to business and society.

Please visit our Scotland Travel Study Facebook page to learn more.

Learn more about the Scotland Faculty-Led Program

Why Scotland? Why now?

In July 2015, Scotland became one of the first countries in the world to adopt the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

From the Scottish Government: “In 2015, the First Minister pledged that Scotland would lead the way to deliver a more equal, more just world.

In signing Scotland up to the Sustainable Development Goals, the Scottish Government made a bold statement of intent not just to the people of Scotland but to the world. Scotland should be a place where people can satisfy their basic needs and enjoy a good quality of life.

Unfortunately, this is simply not a reality across our country today. These Goals give us the framework to achieve real change, from eradicating poverty to ensuring a good home for us all.”

17 goals are listed. Of interest to this faculty-led program are:

  • clean water and sanitation
  • affordable and clean energy
  • industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • sustainable cities and communities
  • responsible consumption and production
  • climate action
  • life on land
  • partnerships for the goals

Because of Scotland’s national dedication to sustainable business and responsible government, this way of life and doing business has become part of the overall culture. Studying sustainable business bleeds into studying the culture of the country at large.

Frequently Asked Questions

Course Information

Required: BUSA 377 - 3 credit

  • Elective credit for all College of Business majors
Optional Independent Study: BUSA 486 - 3 credits
  • Taking the optional independent study for 3 credits as part of this program will bring students to 6 credits in the summer term. This would allow students to qualify to federal or state summer financial aid. If interested in exploring this option, please contact Dr. Craft at jcraft@winona.edu.


  • College of Business majors and minors and sustainability minors.
  • More than 30 earned credits.


  • Range from $5,400 - $6,200 depending on enrollment minimum/maximum.
  • The $500 confirmation deposit required as part of the program application is applied to the program cost.
  • Includes: WSU tuition/fees for the 3-credit BUSA 377 course, round trip airfare, in-country transportation, all lodging, most meals, international health insurance for the duration of the time in Scotland, admission/event fees for all educational activities, and the Study Abroad administrative fee.

Scholarship Information

The BUSA department values and supports students who desire to have an international study abroad experience related to their major. As such, the BUSA department graciously offers a scholarship in the amount of 10% of the total cost of the program up to $500 for all students who participate in this program.

Please note: If you are granted permission to enroll in BUSA 377 and a 3-credit independent study (BUSA 486), your total cost may be higher than the range above to take into consideration the cost of tuition and fees for the additional 3 credits for the independent study.

Faculty Leaders

Scotland 2019 Exploratory

Scotland 2018 Faculty-Led Program

Scotland 2017 Exploratory