International Exchange

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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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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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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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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Nuevo país, nuevos amigos

Posted on 20 October 2020 by Millie Roberts

Making friends on your year abroad – whilst maintaining social distancing! One of the most nerve-wracking thoughts before your year abroad is making new friends… in a new language! For some, perhaps this isn’t a new experience, but for me, the only times I had spoken Spanish in conversation was with my lecturers on the
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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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Applying for a year abroad- my story

Posted on 22 August 2019 by Niamh O'Reilly

One of my major inspirations for studying Geology was the opportunity to travel- this dream has finally come true! This is due to some very hard work and a pinch of good luck. My A-Levels weren’t what I expected, and I ended up at Cardiff through clearing (best thing that ever happened to me) so
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My NZ studies so far

Posted on 23 March 2018 by Jade Rushby

Okay so, this is my second blog post since arriving in Auckland. It has been a while but as they say, beauty takes time! I’ve now been here around a month and a half. After starting off with a lot of exploring (since my last post I’ve visited Hobbiton, glow worm caves, a basketball game,
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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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