The Madog Center for Welsh Studies offers students the opportunity to “foster understanding and appreciation for Welsh heritage and contemporary Welsh culture” through a variety of activities throughout the year. Our focus is an established student exchange program with University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, in Carmarthen, South Wales, where students who qualify can study abroad for the fall semester of their sophomore or junior year and earn credits towards their degree. Students take classes in their major area. Fine Arts classes are taught at Swansea campus. Tuition is paid through the University of Rio Grande and room & board and activity fees are paid at Trinity. Language is not a barrier in Wales; it is a bilingual country, but all classes are in the medium of English.

The Madog Faculty Fellowship Program offers a stipend to one full-time faculty member each year to original research in the area of Welsh or Welsh-American culture or history.

The Center also schedules other musical events and lectures on and off campus throughout the year. Contact the Madog Center for Welsh Studies, located on the first floor of the Elizabeth Davis House, 740-245-7186, or email welsh@rio.edu. More information is on the website at www.rio.edu/madog or on Facebook.