Communication Studies

Cliff on the Gower

Future Participants

Swansea 2014

Welcome to the Swansea 2014 Study Abroad webpage!

So who might be interested in the Study Abroad program? Any student wishing to broaden their University experience by traveling internationally! Traveling to Swansea is a unique opportunity because you can travel abroad and still visit an English-speaking country!

There will most likely never be another time in your life where you can pack up and go see the world while learning so much as the same time. Not to mention you are receiving college credits too. It is a wonderful opportunity that everyone should take advantage of. ~April Patterson - Florence, Italy

A little about Swansea

Swansea is Wales's second largest city. Swansea lies within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan. It is home to Swansea University, and during the 19th-century industrial heyday, it was the key centre of the copper industry, earning the nickname "Copperopolis."

Today, the city is home to a bustling culture full of performing arts at The Grand Theatre, a number of festivals, and still carries the Welsh Language in many of its churches and schools. Local produce includes cockles and laverbread, which are sourced from Laughor estuary. Local Gower salt marsh lamb is produced from sheep which are raised in the salt marshes of the Laughor estuary.


Welsh FlagWales is part of Britain and the United Kingdom. It's situated to the west of England and is around 170 miles long and 60 miles wide. It covers just over 8,000 square miles - that's about the same size as Massachusetts!

Random Facts


Hen Wlad fy Nhadau / Land of my fathers
Capital City Cardiff, population 345,442
Other major cities/towns Swansea, Newport, Wrexham
Official languages Welsh, English
Area 20,780 km2
Population 3,063,758 (StatsWales 2011)
Population density 147 persons per square kilometre
Patron Saint St. David
Currency Pound Sterling (£)