DelVal renews U.K. exchange program contract

Nov 23, 2010

By Annmarie Ely

On Nov. 22, College President Dr. Joseph S. Brosnan met with College Principal Malcolm Wharton of the United Kingdom’s Hartpury College to sign a five-year exchange program contract. The contract renews DelVal’s existing program with Hartpury College.

Hartpury is located just outside of Gloucester. It serves approximately 1300 full time students and offers programs in a wide variety of subjects.

The program allows for the exchange of both students and faculty.

The exchange brings equine science students from Hartpury to DelVal. Juniors in DelVal’s equine studies and equine science programs have the opportunity to spend a semester at Hartpury.

Professor Angelo Telatin will serve as advisor for equine studies students and Professor Fred Hofsaess will serve as advisor for equine science students.

Students are responsible for air fare, spending money, visa expenses and insurance. Food and housing will be provided by the host college. Students will pay regular DelVal tuition to attend Hartpury.

Under the contract, both colleges have the opportunity to send faculty members. Faculty can teach or study anywhere from a week to a semester.

“I think the opportunity to study abroad for our students greatly enhances their education and career prospects for the future,” said Dean of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Judith Schwank, who is helping to coordinate the program. “International exposure is becoming increasingly important.”

Check out Hartpury College’s web site to see what DelVal’s Katie Derer has to say about her experience with the program.