Monday, 30 September, is the deadline for applying for the UNCW-Swansea study-abroad program, IF you want to complete a two-week internship in Swansea.
If you do not want to do an internship, and are fine with being placed in the cultural immersion course, you do have a few more days’ breathing space: The deadline for those who do not want an internship is 15 October.
The internship and the cultural immersion course are the two options you have for the two-week period before classroom work begins at Swansea University for the spring term. Called the pre-sessional experience, the two weeks are intensive, educational and enjoyable. You don’t have anything to concentrate on other than your internship or the cultural immersion program.
I hope I will see you in Swansea. I am starting to think in terms of what I will want to bring with me for the six months. I’m quizzing professors who have been to Swansea as the program’s resident director before me, to find out answers to questions I have.
It’s going to be a magnificent six months for all of us! Please join the party…contact me at weberd at uncw dot edu, to get the ball rolling.
A couple of UNCW students doing freestyle movement on the beach near Swansea University … Spring 2013. Also Spring 2013, a quartet of UNCW students hanging out at the beach on Swansea Bay. In the classic red British phone box is Roxy, a star of this past spring’s UNCW-Swansea. Another UNCW-Swansea Spring ‘13 star is Kate, who photographed these scenes, and is seen at the far right in the group photo.
So … all you English majors out there … all you creative writing students … Swansea, Wales, is where poet Dylan Thomas grew up.
Dylan wrote that “a good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone’s knowledge of himself and the world around him.”
If you are a poet, would like to be a poet, consort with known poets, or just want inspiration of the poetic sort, COME TO SWANSEA as a participant in the UNCW-Swansea Study-Abroad program! January to June 2014. Contact me (David Weber) via this website for more information.
… is a pub in Swansea, on Wind Street, which is one of the entertainment districts in Swansea. The street (pronounced to rhyme with “find,” not “sinned”) is filled with pubs and eateries and gets packed on weekends.
Here is the link to some basic info related to Rhossili Bay and its beach. (I mentioned this link a moment ago in a text post here.)
British coast guard outpost overlooking Rhossili Bay. To this fellow’s right is the beach TripAdvisor.com named “Most Beautiful Beach in the World,” 2012. I will post pics of it in upcoming Tumblr posts…but in the mean time, you could google-image it — <Rhossili Bay> should be sufficient.
And good ol’ Wikipedia can get you started as well…go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhossili and check out the external links.