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Wales is a compact country brimming with beautiful scenery, from the peaks of Snowdonia to the picturesque beaches along the Welsh coast...the adventure of a lifetime is waiting…
– Meggan Lloyd Prys
Bangor program director

meet the director

Every Central College Abroad program boasts a resident director who plays a unique role in students' experience. Directors provide academic advising; teach a hands-on seminar, where students learn about the host city and then experience it first hand, and lead the cultural excursions connected to the seminar class. Central College Abroad takes pride in the personalized attention that it can provide students.

Meggan Lloyd Prys

Meggan Lloyd Prys, the resident director in Bangor, grew up in the Midwest, but you would never know it when you hear her speaking fluent Welsh with locals in North Wales. Meggan moved to Wales in 2006, married a Welshman and quickly fell in love with the culture. She learned Welsh and won the prestigious national award as Welsh Learner of the Year.

Trained as a teacher, Meggan has worked in the field of education on both sides of the Atlantic and understands the educational systems in both countries. She is ideally placed to advise and support American students as they arrive in Bangor.

Meggan is well acquainted with the language, culture and landscape of Snowdonia. With her help, students soon settle in as she helps them explore the beauty that is Wales.

Academic credentials
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education from Ohio University
  • Master of Arts in Education from University of Rio Grande, Ohio
  • Interest in Contemporary Welsh Language and Culture

You'll find Meggan...

In the Central College Abroad office in the International Education Center at Bangor University. Meggan is available to talk with students and advise them on all aspects of Welsh culture and the experience of studying abroad.