Central accepts Welsh students for “American Year”

Central students have been studying in Wales since 1976. This fall, Welsh students will come to Pella.


This fall, five students will arrive on campus from Bangor University in Wales to attend Central College for the 2012-13 academic year.

Central and Bangor University recently made an agreement to allow selected Welsh students to insert an “American Year” into their studies. The agreement is expected to last for the foreseeable future, bringing five students to Central each fall.

This is not the first time Central has welcomed students from Wales. The college regularly had groups study on campus in the 1990s.

Though all five selected students are majoring in sports science, they will be allowed to take courses in any field they please.

“I think they’ll bring excellent energy to the classroom,” said Anne Petrie, the class dean responsible for international students. “The exchange of ideas and perspectives will be an enriching experience for all of us.”

Central students can study at Bangor University through Central College Abroad, which hosts academic programs at eight sites around the world. Central students have been studying in Wales since 1976 and at Bangor University since 2006

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