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January 23, 2014

Feb. 3 Information Session Set for Washington Center Internship, Semester Abroad in Wales

Rogers State University students can learn more about two of the university's most prestigious study-at-large opportunities during a Feb. 3 information session.

RSU Professor Dr. Carolyn Taylor will be discussing both The Washington Center Internship and the Brad Henry International Scholars semester abroad in Wales during the event.

All students interested in applying for these programs should attend the information session scheduled for 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3 in Baird Hall, Room 124.

"Studying abroad or participating in The Washington Center internship programs can be some of the most eye-opening and mind-expanding experiences our students can have," said Taylor, who coordinates both programs for the university.

RSU, in affiliation with The Washington Center, makes possible participation in the preeminent internship program in the nation's capitol. The experience features a unique combination of benefits, including a structured, well-supported program for which interns receive academic credit during an extensive internship tailored to the student's interests. The program features a rich program of academic coursework, lectures by national and international leaders, small group meetings with members of Congress, site visits, embassy visits, workshops and many other enriching activities.

RSU will send one student to Wales for the fall 2014 or spring 2015 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 six students as part of this program. 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.

RSU students interested in either The Washington Center internship program or studying in Wales must submit applications by Feb. 14, with interviews for the study abroad program conducted on Feb. 28.

Applications for both programs are available in Room 219G of Baird Hall.

For more information, contact Dr. Taylor at 918-343-7627 or ctaylor@rsu.edu.