American students have been given a taste of life in Britain during a visit to the University of Wolverhampton.
The five staff and 32 students from Bradley University, Illinois, stayed at the University’s Telford Campus as part of an annual study abroad programme.
During their stay, the students attended formal lectures delivered by both School of Engineering and the Built Environment (SEBE) and Bradley staff. They also visited Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale, Wales, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Cambridge and Stonehenge.
One of the highlights of the trip was a tour of St Peters Church opposite the University’s City Campus in Wolverhampton.
Phil Harris, from the University of Wolverhampton, said: “The students and staff were amazed at the rich history right on our doorstep. Following this successful visit, it is hoped that this could become an annual event and further raise the profile of the University of Wolverhampton internationally.”
Dr Amir Al-Khafaji, Head of Faculty at Bradley University, said the students had worked hard but also had a great time exploring English heritage and culture.
The students visited from January 3 to 13 2008.
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