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College Representatives from the U.K. Visit Centenary College

12/02/2013, 03:25 PM

Hackettstown, N.J.– Two representatives from Hartpury College in the United Kingdom visited Centenary College recently to provide first-year students with some insight regarding the benefits of spending a semester at that institution.  The discussion was conducted with three classes of Equine Studies majors.

Kirsty Lesniak, Senior Lecturer of Equine Science and International Support, and Andrew Beacham, Marketing and Partner Development Representative, covered the variety of courses that would be available to our students should they be accepted to study abroad at that institution.  Classes that are available include equine therapy and rehabilitation and equine sports in business.

“It was my intention to provide students with insight regarding the experience of living in the United Kingdom,” says Lesniak.  “I try to emphasize that it is important to grab opportunities with both hands.  Your involvement will pay dividends in the future.”

Hartpury College has a study abroad agreement with Centenary College. Since 2006, 14 Centenary students have studied at Hartpury College. 
 
“I had a great experience at Hartpury College,” says Kayla Felstedt, a Centenary student.  “It gave me a more in-depth look at the equine industry from a global perspective and helped me grow as a person.  It afforded me the opportunity to travel to different countries, train extensively with many horses and watch world famous competitions, such as the Badminton horse trials.”

About Hartpury College
Hartpury College is one of the U.K. leading land-based and sports colleges.  The campus covers over 360 hectares and is located near both Gloucester and Chaltenham.  The College is an Associate Faculty of the University of the West of England (UWE) and has been working in partnership with UWE since 1997.  Today it has more than 1,500 students working towards foundation degrees, honors degrees and postgraduate qualifications in equine, sport and animal and land studies. 

Hartpury is one of the world’s largest equine education facilities and regularly wins national university titles in rugby and football.  The college was awarded “Outstanding College” status by Ofsted for its further education courses and facilities in November 2009 and “Outstanding” for residential students in 2012.
About Centenary College
Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary College’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary College’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  The Centenary College School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.  The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.

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