Meet the team

The ISS team we will be on hand throughout the Summer programme to help you with any queries or issues.  The team aims to ensure that everything runs smoothly and that International students have the best experience possible.


Internationalisation Manager

The Internationalisation Manager is responsible for all logistical aspects of the ISS programme including the programme structure, day-to-day operation, and student welfare.

Maria Cid-Castilla

I am responsible for the overall delivery of the International Summer School.  With a primary focus on planning and programme development, I currently manage a wide range of short-term study programmes at the University of Stirling working with some of the world’s leading universities. 

In previous roles, I have worked across the UK and managed international projects within the higher education sector including, European Commission programmes and a range of research grant funded schemes.

At the University of Stirling, the Summer School team are passionate about offering students the best possible experience – from pre-arrival to post-study and the welfare of our students is the main priority at all times.

I am certain that you will have a successful and unforgettable time in Scotland this summer and I look forward to personally welcoming you to the University of Stirling!


Internationalisation Officer

The Internationalisation Officer works closely with the Internationalisation Manager and the whole ISS team in planning, organising and running the ISS.

Amy Easton

I have been working with the International Summer School since 2013 after five years of student life at the University of Stirling. I’m from Riverside, California and graduated in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) in Animal Biology here at Stirling. I then completed my MSc in Environmental Management in 2012 with a special interest in bumblebees!

After nine years of living in Stirling, I still enjoy exploring the local area, as well as the rest of Scotland and Europe. I often spend my free time enjoying various coffee shops, old films, and live music.


ISS Interns

Three interns work solely in the summer to assist in the running of the ISS. They work closely with the ISS Manager and Assistant to organise and accompany ISS events. 


ISS Resident Assistants

Two Resident Assistants (RAs) also work solely in the summer to assist the ISS Students during their time here. Both are students that live on campus alongside the ISS students, and are available every night for any welfare-related issues. They act as a source of knowledge about the University and surrounding area, and work with the ISS team to run events such as our nature hikes and day trips.


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