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!

Hotel vs. Hostel vs. Airbnb

Posted on 9 February 2020 by Phoebe Grinter

@cardiffunitravel Phoebe Grinter When going on holiday there are many things to consider. Hot or cold country? Relaxing or adventurous? Factor 20 or factor 50? But arguably one of the more important choices is where you’ll stay. Hotel, hostel or Airbnb? Each type of accommodation has its own unique perks depending on your personal preferences.
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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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