Cardiff University Global Opportunities

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Cardiff University Global Opportunities

Studying, working or volunteering abroad as part of your university experience is a great way to broaden your academic knowledge, immerse yourself in another culture and gain skills that could be valued by employers.

We have links with over 300 institutions and can provide you with the opportunity to embark on an overseas placement in Europe and across the world.

An international experience will not only enhance your CV by demonstrating key skills such as communication, flexibility and collaborative working, but can provide you with valuable networking opportunities. Above all, it is the start of a new adventure.

You will experience other cultures and viewpoints, make new friends and share unforgettable experiences during your time abroad. You may also have the chance to embrace a new language and will experience all of this safe in the knowledge that you are enhancing your career prospects at the same time.

Find out more about what’s available:

As part of your degree

European exchange (Erasmus+)

As part of your degree, students can apply for placements across Europe through our Erasmus+ programme. Erasmus+ is a European exchange programme that enables students to study or work in a European country for 2-12 months as part of their degree programme.

Students who participate in the Erasmus+ Programme (study or work) are eligible to receive an Erasmus grant to help offset the additional costs of living and studying abroad.

International exchange

We have placements internationally across a range of recognised schemes. Our exchanges offer you the chance to spend a semester or academic year studying at one of our many exchange partners outside of Europe, as part of your degree. We have partners globally, including institutions in the USA, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and South America.

Taking part in a European or international exchange is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture and make friends from around the world. As an exchange student, you’ll get a chance to learn and develop an impressive skill set which will enhance your employability, helping you stand out in an increasingly competitive international graduate job market.