International Exchange

Getting started in Korea

Posted on 11 September 2017 by Mikolaj Mroszczak

Hi everyone, I’m Nick, I am doing Mechanical Engineering in Cardiff and I decided it is a great idea to spend half of the year in the extended range of North Korean artillery. So far, it is great, even though a nuclear trial triggered some F-17s and fully armed choppers flying over the campus at
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This is actually my current Tinder bio

Posted on 5 September 2017 by Pepper Swan

After just 10 long days of existing within the confines of the Special Administrative Region, I think I can safely say that Hong Kong seems to be the truest dichotomy of man and nature; obnoxiously large skyscrapers exploding with light nestle snugly into rolling hills of beautiful greenery, against a calming backdrop of the deep
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Québec, am y tro olaf…

Posted on 19 May 2017 by Elin Arfon

Salut, Dyma fy mlog olaf wrth imi ddod i ddiwedd fy nghyfnod fel monitrice d’anglais yn Polyvalente Saint-François, Beauceville (Québec). Fodd bynnag, mi fyddaf yn aros yma dros yr haf er mwyn teithio a pharhau i ymarfer fy Ffrangeg. Dwi’n caru Québec a dydw i ddim eisiau gadael! Felly, cyn imi eich gadael chi, dyma
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Québec: Diwrnodau Cenedlaethol

Posted on 18 May 2017 by Elin Arfon

Bonjour eto, Y thema y tro hwn : diwrnodau cenedlaethol.  Rhaid egluro rhywbeth cyn mynd ati i sôn am y thema hon. Y mae Québec yn wahanol iawn i weddill Canada. Yn gyntaf, Ffrangeg yw iaith y dalaith. Yn ail, y mae eu hanes yn wahanol i weddill Canada sy’n golygu pan geir diwrnodau cenedlaethol,
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Québec: Teithio a Chludiant

Posted on 17 May 2017 by Elin Arfon

Bonjour o Québec, C’est Elin! Blog mis Mawrth oedd hwn i fod ond rhaid imi gyfaddef, yr oedd mis Mawrth yn brysur iawn imi, a’r rheswm pennaf am hynny oedd oherwydd imi DEITHIO llawer! Felly maddeuwch imi, teitl y blog sydd wedi achosi imi fod yn hwyr yn ei ysgrifennu. Dyma’r ffyrdd yr ydym ni’n
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Québec: Bwyd a Diod

Posted on 23 January 2017 by Elin Arfon

Yn gyffredinol, tebyg iawn yw’r bwyd yn Québec i’r bwyd a gawn ni adref yng Nghymru, bwyd traddodiadol tatws a chig i fwyd tramor sushi a chyri. Ond mae yna tri pheth  sy’n angenrheidiol, hanfodol, hynod bwysig sôn amdanynt: maple syrup, Tim Hortons a poutine.   Maple Syrup Mae yna ddiwydiant enfawr maple yma yn
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Québec: Technoleg a Chyfryngau Cymdeithasol

Posted on 23 January 2017 by Elin Arfon

Felly, dyma gynnig cyntaf ar flogio…a’r teitl…technoleg a chyfryngau cymdeithasol. Gyda llaw, dwi yn Québec, Canada ar fy mlwyddyn dramor yn dysgu mewn ysgol uwchradd, ac ydy, mae hi’n oer iawn iawn yma!! Ta waeth, yn ôl at y pwnc dan sylw. Nid oes fawr ddim yn wahanol o ran technoleg a chyfryngau cymdeithasol. Mae fy
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Snow place like Vancouver

Posted on 22 December 2016 by Lorna Hayne

We’ve had snow in Vancouver!! They say it never snows here but we’ve had snow on the ground every day this week, which has made concentrating on studying for finals so much harder! I have just finished my last final, exam season has been hard (hence the silence in my blog writing), but with the
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Seattle

Posted on 16 November 2016 by Lorna Hayne

I’ve only got 2 and a half weeks of school left before finals start- where has the time gone?! In Canada, you get a day off for Remembrance Weekend, so we bussed to Seattle for the weekend- we stayed in City Hostel- which was in an amazing location. We went to Pike Place Market- which
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I’m half way!

Posted on 20 October 2016 by Lorna Hayne

It’s week 7 here out of a 12-week term, it’s scary how fast time here is flying by and I’m beginning to panic that I won’t get everything I want to do done before I leave! Cramming my weeks full of school work so that the weekends are free, so I can make the most
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A Seat with a View

Posted on 19 October 2016 by Anna Ingram

Hi everyone, so I just thought I would do a short post about my favourite places that I like to visit here in Hong Kong, when I am maybe missing home or I just want some peace. As a big lover of impressive skylines, I probably couldn’t be living anywhere better. The first place I
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A quick summary of 7 weeks in Hong Kong

Posted on 8 October 2016 by Anna Ingram

Hi everyone, my name is Anna and I’m a second year Psychology student currently on a one-semester exchange at the University of Hong Kong. I love to travel and see new places, so when the Psych department at Cardiff said this exchange was available, I was sure I wanted to go for it, and I got a
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Starting classes at UBC

Posted on 27 September 2016 by Lorna Hayne

I’ve just finished my second week of classes here at UBC and to say it’s been pretty intense. The timetable here works very differently to the UK- instead of doing 6 modules over the course of a year they do a minimum of 3, normally 5 for a full time student per semester. As an
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Week One at UBC

Posted on 10 September 2016 by Lorna Hayne

So I’ve been in Vancouver for a week now and I’m still sane and functioning which I have to say has been a shock to most of my friends and family and especially to myself. Admittedly I may still be in the honey moon stage with this amazing city and university  (the pictures really don’t
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Sara Rahmen standing on a cliff near the ocean.

No thinking, no boundaries, all heart.

Posted on 29 February 2016 by Sara Rahman

In the the last year I travelled to 11 countries, and 8 of those were in Asia. I visited Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Asia, it’s a crazy place I tell you. Each country I visited in Asia brought something new to the table, every culture was so different and
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Some advice.

Posted on 21 February 2016 by Sara Rahman

After 4 months of studying abroad, 5 and a half weeks of backpacking, and 4 weeks of settling back into Welsh living, I’m back in Cardiff to tell you about my experience away. I still remember it like it was yesterday, walking through the different coloured zones in City University Academic 1 building, everything seemed
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Withdrawal Symptoms

Posted on 20 September 2015 by Naomi Machin

Two months home and these withdrawal symptoms have not faded… I need to go back. It seems like only yesterday I was typing away for my previous blogs on departing for Australia and settling into my temporary home, and now I’m looking back wondering where time has gone. For all of you future Globetrotters, get
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We’re not in Kowloon anymore..

Posted on 19 September 2015 by Sara Rahman

So it has been over 3 weeks since I landed in Hong Kong and I’m not even sure where I should begin? My arrival to Hong Kong was pretty surreal as the airport is located on Hong Kong Island and City University Hong Kong is located in Kowloon. The whole bus journey from the island
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Paris before Hong Kong

Posted on 18 August 2015 by Sara Rahman

My name is Sara Rahman and I am a student going into my third year of University. Within my third year of university I will be studying Philosophy at City University Hong Kong. I officially leave for Hong Kong in under one week and if I’m honest the last few weeks have been really stressful.
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Solo flyer

Posted on 11 August 2015 by Amber Luong

When I inform people that I am going to New Zealand for a semester, they’re initial reaction is almost always, “that’s so far!” It is far indeed, as if you think about it, New Zealand is the furthest part of the world that one can go from the United Kingdom. At first, thinking about the
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Settling in!

Posted on 8 March 2015 by Naomi Machin

So, it has taken me a few weeks to post my second blog – the WiFi here isn’t too great :-(!! However, I finally am able to record my experience at Macquarie University, Sydney more! First and foremost, I absolutely love it here in Sydney! The weather, the city, the university, and most importantly the people
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Preparation!

Posted on 30 January 2015 by Naomi Machin

So, 16 days until departure; I cannot believe how quick time has gone. It seems like only yesterday I was applying to study abroad for my second term at Cardiff University, despite it being at least 9 months ago! Since then so much has happened, I have received my acceptance letter to study at Macquarie
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