GO Student Ambassadors

Meet our Global Opportunities Student Ambassadors. They have all taken part in an Erasmus+, International Exchange or Summer Programme placement through Global Opportunities. Take a look at what they had to say about their time abroad!

Alethea Harrison

Posted on 12 January 2021 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of Journalism, Media and Culture International Exchange Placement Where did you go? University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia What motivated you to take up a Global Opportunity? I was really keen to challenge myself to become more independent so I literally picked as far from home as I could possibly be! I also
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Niamh O’Reilly

Posted on 11 January 2021 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences International Exchange Placement Where did you go? University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada What motivated you to take up a year abroad? I’ve had a desire to study abroad from a young age, enhance my CV and experience a different culture. What were your top 3 highlights from your
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Svetla Manolova

Posted on 14 December 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of Psychology International Exchange Placement Where did you go? I went to study for a semester at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. What motivated you to take up a semester abroad? For a while I had been keen on the idea of travelling but as you know when you share such an
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Joe Newman

Posted on 14 December 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of Journalism, Media and Culture International Exchange Placement Where did you go? Sydney, University of Sydney What motivated you to take up a semester abroad? The idea of being able to study whilst living in an entirely new and different city to anywhere I’ve lived in before was extremely appealing; Sydney has thousands of
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Nisha Bhanu

Posted on 14 December 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of Dentistry International Summer Volunteering Placement Where did you go? I volunteered in Cambodia with the SAFE foundation. What motivated you to take up a Global Opportunity? I love travelling and this was a great opportunity to explore another part of the world! I had some experience teaching before this and I thought this
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Martha Jennings

Posted on 14 December 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of History, Archaeology and Religion International Exchange Placement Where did you go? University of Adelaide, in Adelaide, Australia. What motivated you to take up a year abroad? I was motivated to take up a Global Opportunity because it allowed me to travel and study in places I always dreamed of going to. I wanted
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Joseph Thomson

Posted on 14 December 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences International Summer Study Placement Where did you go? I went to Washington State University, in Spokane, Washington State. What motivated you to take up a Global Opportunity? It was such a new opportunity! I had never been abroad on my own, never been on a plane before and never
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Jessica Leung

Posted on 14 December 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

Cardiff Business School International Exchange / Erasmus+ Study Placement Where did you go? The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong and Copenhagen Business School, Denmark What motivated you to take up a year abroad? Having lived in the UK my whole life and with the additional pressure of graduating soon, I felt I had
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Henrietta Connor

Posted on 11 December 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of Social Sciences International Exchange Placement Where did you go? I went to Canada and attended the University of Ottawa. What motivated you to do a year abroad? I knew before coming to university that I wanted to go on a year abroad as I love travelling and exploring new cities. I was also
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George Morgan

Posted on 11 December 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of History, Archaeology and Religion International Exchange Placement Where did you go? I went to Winnipeg, Canada to the University of Manitoba What motivated you to take up a year abroad? I was motivated to take up a global opportunity, because it was a chance to incorporate my passion for travelling within my university
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Harvey Griffiths

Posted on 9 December 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of History, Archaeology and Religion International Exchange Placement Where did you go? University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. What motivated you to take up a Global Opportunity? The chance to experience education and life in general in a completely different setting appealed to me. The challenges of studying abroad seemed the perfect place
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Ellysia Childs-Peacock

Posted on 9 December 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of History, Archaeology and Religion Erasmus+ Study Placement Where did you go? I went to Norway and studied at the University of Oslo. What motivated you to take up a Global Opportunity? My initial motivation was the fear of studying abroad. I knew if I didn’t go then I would be giving in to
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Bethany Francis

Posted on 9 December 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of History, Archaeology and Religion Summer Internship Where did you go? Qingdao, China. I worked in the legal department of an animations company. What motivated you to take up a summer programme? I was motivated to take up a Global Opportunity because I wanted to move out of my comfort zone and explore different
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Andrew Mason

Posted on 9 December 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

Cardiff Business School Erasmus+ Study Placement Where did you go? I studied a Finance and Marketing Masters at Kedge Business School in Bordeaux France. What type of placement did you complete? Erasmus+ study placement for a year. What motivated you to take up a year abroad? When applying for a global opportunity the main reason
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Abby-Mae Wilde

Posted on 9 December 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of Social Sciences International exchange placement Where did you go? I studied at the University of Adelaide in South Australia. What type of placement did you complete? I completed an international study abroad placement for over a year. What motivated you to take up a Global Opportunity? Even before University, I have always wanted
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Tomos Morris

Posted on 15 January 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of Law and Politics Erasmus+ study placement Where did you go? I studied French Law in Toulouse, France for a year. What motivated you to take up a Global Opportunity? I wanted to experience something new and having lived in Wales my whole life I wanted to leave my comfort zone. I chose the
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Leah Pickett

Posted on 15 January 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of History, Archaeology and Religious Studies Erasmus+ study placement Where did you go? I studied at Charles University in Prague for 10 months. Why did you decide to study abroad? I had really itchy feet in my second year, as I wanted to travel and explore more of the world. So, studying abroad and
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Emily Rayner

Posted on 15 January 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of Healthcare Sciences Erasmus+ traineeship placement Where did you go? I completed a work traineeship at Gothenburg University What motivated you to take up a Global Opportunity? I have always been interested in studying and working abroad and this was my opportunity to do so. I was also motivated by Sweden being one of
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Lucy Hilton

Posted on 15 January 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of Modern Languages Erasmus+ study and traineeship placements Where did you go? I spent one semester in Austria, as a language teaching assistant through the British Council and I spent the 2nd semester studying in Italy. What were your top three highlights from your year abroad? Travelling! My year abroad allowed me to discover
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Pegah Besyarfard

Posted on 15 January 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of Law and Politics Erasmus+ study placement Where did you go? Hamburg University in Germany for a year abroad. Why did you decide to study abroad? I was interested in being able to study and live in another country for a certain period of time and a year abroad offered the perfect opportunity to
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Leah Sier

Posted on 15 January 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences International Exchange placement Where did you go? I studied in Wollongong, Australia for a year. What motivated you to take up a Global Opportunity? I had wanted to complete a study abroad placement before coming to university and is one of the reasons I chose Cardiff. I wanted the
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Vince Mojares

Posted on 15 January 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of Computer Science Summer Internship Where did you go? I spent my summer in Medellín, Colombia for 6 weeks interning through the Intern Group with the Chef Company. I was placed in the Interactive Deparment, implementing AR and VR applications. What motivated you to take up a Global Opportunity? As I’m coming up to
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Juliette Livet

Posted on 15 January 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of Engineering Summer internship Where did you go? I completed a 6 week internship in Qingdao, China through InternChina during the summer holidays. What motivated you to take up a Global Opportunity? The opportunity to have a professional and social experience abroad motivated me to take part in a Global Opportunity. I was looking
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Katie Goddard

Posted on 15 January 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of English, Communication and Philosophy Summer volunteering placement Where did you go? I volunteered with the SAFE Foundation charity in Cambodia What motivated you to take up a Global Opportunity? I have always wanted to visit South East Asia and I have always wanted to gain teaching experience. Global Opportunities enabled me to do
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Sienna Adderley

Posted on 15 January 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of Journalism, Media and Culture Summer volunteering placement Where did you go? I volunteered in Fiji with the charity, Think Pacific. I volunteered in Verevere village in Ra province before leading a project the following summer in Muanaira in the province of Tailevu. What motivated you to take up a Global Opportunity? I have
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Jeanne de Lagarcie

Posted on 15 January 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

Cardiff Business School Summer volunteering placement Where did you go? I went to Fiji with Think Pacific to volunteer for a month, helping children with English literacy and numeracy on a 1-to-1 basis and also coaching sports. What motivated you to take up a Global Opportunity? Firstly, I believed that many of my skills (such
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