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Wales (Geography)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Minimum Class Eligibility:
Non-SCSU Student: Yes Housing Options: Hostels, Hotels
Language Courses Offered: No Credit Type: Undergraduate
Program Length: Short-Term Program
Program Description:

Wales Geography


Travel to Wales and immerse yourself in Welsh culture as you earn 6 credits at St. Cloud State University!  On this amazing journey, students will visit enchanting castles, and interactive museums, walk along beautiful cliffs and beaches, climb spectacular mountains and participate in Welsh cultural activities. They will also visit important heritage sites and enjoy Wale's celebrated and vibrant towns and cities, including Wale's capital, Cardiff- home to the 74,000 capacity Millennium Stadium and The Doctor Who Experience.  While participating in this program, students will reflect on their experiences in journal entries, learning interactively with the places they visit and friendly people they encounter. Lodging will be cozy European-style hostels close to the attractions and amidst a stunning landscape of craggy mountains, rolling green fields, and a dramatic coastline. 
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Fast Facts

Academic Calendar: Summer Semester
Credits: 6 Credits
Faculty & Staff: SCSU Faculty-Led
     Dr. Gareth John
Housing: European-style Hostels
Meals: Some meals are included
Language of Instruction: English


To participate in this program, students will take the 6-credit course entitled GEOG 410 Castles, Crags, and Coastlines: Traveling in Wales. (Click for Syllabus). The credits earned in Wales will transfer back to St. Cloud State University and will count as regional  electives in the geography, travel and tourism, and social studies education programs.  In addition, the courses will substitute for BRIT 101, 201 and 250 toward the British Studies Minor.


Students will be doing a wide variety of activities and sightseeing throughout Wales. Including, but not limited to: hiking, boat trips, visiting Millennium Stadium, hiking up to the summit of Mt. Snowdon, and an evening of Welsh food, singing, Welsh language and humor during a 4-course banquet at Cardiff Castle in the heart of the city. 


SCSU students are housed in European-style hostels while in Wales.


  • Freshman status or above
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Open to all majors
  •  Students should first apply with SCSU online

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2016 02/01/2016 02/15/2016 05/16/2016 06/02/2016