A Study Abroad group on the field trip.
Each year, during the spring semester, students from Colgate University, a private liberal arts college located in Madison County, New York, USA (ranked 17th in U.S. News and World Report's rankings), come to Cardiff University as part of a Study Abroad Scheme.
In addition to their own degree subjects at Colgate (which they get to study here at Cardiff), students are given an unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study modules at the School of Welsh. These include: Welsh Culture and Folklore, Wales and the Welsh Language, and Modern Welsh Literature.
The School is very happy to welcome the Colgate students every year. In addition to their studies here, they are taken out on field trips to various places of interest in and around Cardiff – such as St Fagans National History Museum, the Senedd, and the National Museum and Gallery.
One of the highlights of the semester abroad programme is a weekend field trip to scenic West Wales where the group gets to visit Dylan Thomas’ Boathouse in Laugharne as well as his birthplace, the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, St. David’s Cathedral, St Non’s Chapel (reputed to be St David’s birthplace) as well as other sites along the way. The trip is led by one of the School’s Associate Lecturers in Creative Writing, T James Jones, an esteemed Welsh writer and poet who has won both Crown and Chair at the National Eisteddfod. There is more information about this in:
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