First Minister welcomes Colgate University students

11 March 2016

Colgate students with the First Minister
Colgate students with the First Minister

American students enjoy an afternoon at the Senedd

First Minister Carwyn Jones AM, welcomed 15 students from Colgate University, Madison County, New York, to the Senedd.

The students are currently in Wales as part of a Study Abroad Scheme. In addition to their own degree subjects, students are given a unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study modules at the School of Welsh which focus on the language and culture of Wales.

As part of the Wales and the Welsh Language module, the students were afforded the opportunity to tour the Senedd. They also had the unique opportunity to meet and ask questions of the First Minister and Llyr Gruffudd AM, Shadow Minister for Sustainable Communities, Energy and Food. The students posed a number of questions concerning Welsh history, the Senedd and its role in Government as well as Welsh political life more generally.

Joel Sommers, Colgate University’s Co-ordinator, said: “It was an honour to be able to meet the First Minister and Llyr Gruffudd AM at the Senedd, the heart of Welsh political life. Speaking with them and having a tour of the building has given me and my students a deeper understanding of Wales and its politics, society and culture.”