Wales Study-at-Large Information Session Set for Feb. 20

Rogers State University students can learn more about the university’s most prestigious study-at-large opportunity during a Feb. 20 information session.

RSU Professor Dr. Jim Ford will be discussing the Brad Henry International Scholars semester abroad in Wales during the event.

All students interested in applying for this program should attend the information session scheduled for 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20 in Baird Hall, Room 103.

“Studying abroad is often a life-changing experience. The opportunities provided by the Brad Henry scholarship are amazing,” said Ford, who coordinates the program for the university.

RSU will send one student to Wales for the fall 2015 or spring 2016 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 seven 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 studying in Wales must submit applications by Feb. 27, with interviews for the study abroad program conducted on Wednesday, March 4.

Applications for the program are available in Room 101 of Baird Hall and online at Center for Studies-At-Large website.

For more information, contact Dr. Ford at 918-343-7749 or [email protected].