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Wales (Geography)
Program Terms: Summer
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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Minimum Class Eligibility:
1-Freshman
Non-SCSU Student: Yes Housing Options: Hostels, Hotels
Credit Type: Undergraduate Program Length: Short-Term Program
Program Description:

Wales Geography
 

Overview

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. 


Fast Facts
 

Academic Calendar: Summer Semester
Credits: 6 Credits
Faculty & Staff: SCSU faculty-led short-term program
Housing: European-style Hostels
Language of Instruction: English
Population of Wales: 3 Million


Courses

To participate in this program, students will take the 6-credit course entitled GEOG 410: Castles, Crags, and Coastlines. 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.

Attractions

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. 

Housing

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

Admission

Students must be Freshman or above and have a GPA of 2.0. Students should first enroll online with SCSU. All majors welcome

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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