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Scholarships available for a Patagonian adventure

17 January 2017

Cardiff University’s School of Welsh, with funding provided by Banco Santander, is offering two scholarships worth £3,000 each for two undergraduate students to travel to Patagonia for a month of work experience during the summer of 2017.

This is the fourth year that the School has offered this opportunity.

The scholarships are open to all undergraduate students who will continue as undergraduate students during the 2017-2018 academic year. The closing date for applications is 10 February 2017.

The successful students will support the work of ‘Cynllun yr Iaith Gymraeg’ in Chubut, Patagonia. This scheme is a partnership between Welsh Government, the British Council, Cardiff University, The Wales-Argentina Society and Menter Iaith Patagonia. Mr Rhisiart Arwel, who works for Welsh for Adults, part of the School of Welsh, Cardiff University, is the scheme leader. The work experience is varied and includes activities such as support work in nurseries and primary schools as well as classes teaching Welsh to adults.

To apply for a scholarship, complete the application form (in Welsh only) and return it by email to the School office by 10 February 2017.

An information session will be held with Dr Jon Morris in Room 1.69 on Monday 30 January at 1.00pm.

Last year’s scholarships were awarded to Elin Arfon and Manon Thomas who travelled to the Welsh Settlement in Patagonia (Y Wladfa) last summer. Read about their experiences.

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