March 28, 2011

RSU to Hold Information Session about Studying Abroad in Wales

An information session will be held for students interested in spending a semester studying at Swansea University in Wales on Tuesday, April 5, at Rogers State University.

The information session will be presented at 4 p.m. in Room 129 of Baird Hall on the RSU campus in Claremore.

"Studying abroad is one of the most eye-opening and mind-expanding experiences a student can have," said Dr. Carolyn Taylor, RSU associate professor.

RSU students interested in studying in Wales must submit applications by April 19. Applications are available in Room 219G of Baird Hall. Interviews for the study abroad program will be conducted prior to the end of the semester.

RSU will send one student to Wales for the fall 2011 or spring 2012 semester as part of the Brad Henry International Scholars Program subject to funding availability. The program is funded and coordinated by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and Swansea University.

RSU has previously sent four students. During their study abroad experience, all the students had the opportunity to travel extensively through several European countries.

Swansea is a research university with 12,500 students, overlooking Swansea Bay on the Gower Peninsula in southwest Wales. The institution is relatively new by English standards, established in 1920 when King George V laid its foundation stone. However, its first academic building, Singleton Abbey, which was donated by the city of Swansea, is a neo-Gothic mansion dating back to 1780. In 1921, the university appointed the first woman professor at a British university. More recently, the institution was given the Times Higher Education Supplement Award for the U.K.'s Best Student Experience.

For more information, contact Taylor at 918-343-7627 or