Press Releases 2014-2015

UWTSD Staff Attend NAFSA Conference in Boston

22.05.2015

A University of Wales Trinity Saint David member of staff has travelled to Boston to attend one of the world’s largest International Education events of the year.

UWTSD International Officer, Kath Griffiths, attended NAFSA, an annual conference that focuses on International Education. It was the 10th time UWTSD had attended the conference. By attending NAFSA the University raises its profile of outward mobility and strengthens its connections with North America.

As part of its commitment to creating Global Citizens, UWTSD has a longstanding study abroad programme and a number of exchange programmes with numerous partner institutions.

As well as having strong links in the USA and Canada, UWTSD also has relationships with institutions in Europe through the Erasmus programme and in China through the Chinese Studies programme.

Many students apply to study at UWTSD because of the unique opportunity to study abroad whilst studying for their degree programmes, seeing the opportunity as a great way of enhancing and adding value to their student experience.

This year there has been significant rise in the number of applications from UWTSD students to study abroad, 53 students have applied to spend a semester abroad in the 2015/2016 academic year in partners in the USA, Canada and in Europe. The largest number of students will go to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and to California State University at Fullerton.

Rebecca Bright, a BA Acting student who will be going to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro noted: "It was the main reason I chose UWTSD, I wasn't aware of any other University that offered study aboard within a BA Acting course"

Darcy-Louise Marrow BA Anthrolopgy student who is going to Vancouver, Canada said: "One of the biggest reasons I chose UWTSD was that no other University offered an integrated study abroad opportunity in my chosen field."

Kath Griffiths, who leads the study abroad programmes at UWTSD said: “We are committed to creating global graduates at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. We have excellent long-standing partnerships throughout the world and I encourage all students to take up this fantastic opportunity. Not only will it give students a fantastic education opportunity, it is life changing. We also support our students throughout the whole process.”

Many of UWTSD’s Undergraduates courses have overseas opportunities, students and applicants who would like to find out more about the study abroad opportunities at UWTSD, can contact Kath Griffiths by emailing k.griffiths@uwtsd.ac.uk

More information is also on http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/international/study-abroad-and-exchange/outbound-study-abroad/

Note to Editor

  1. For more information please contact Sara Jones, PR and Communications Officer, on 07449 998 478 or via email at sara.f.jones@uwtsd.ac.uk
  2. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University
  3. The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University
  4. On 1 August, 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group, however they will keep their own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged with the Group on 1 January 2014