Piers spent a year abroad at Colorado State University as part of his American Studies degree
I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I was welcomed with open arms by every person I met not only within the inclusive and wide-ranging induction week, but in the wider community as well. From family dinners with local residents to weekends spent in CSU’s Mountain Campus, Colorado couldn’t have made me feel more welcome. I was attracted to CSU from its proximity to the high peaks of the Rockies, but I was also drawn by variety of unique classes that I couldn’t find anywhere else.
Being able to study subjects such as the History of US National Parks, America’s Public Policy Process and Environmental Ethics gave me the chance to study topics I’m truly interested in, and helped me to come up with a topic for my final year dissertation in Swansea. I’ll always be grateful for the help I received from Swansea’s Go Global team and CSU’s Office of International Programs for making the transition from Wales to Colorado so seamless. The exchange program is a fantastic opportunity for anyone, and I can’t recommend it highly enough.