About us

The Global Opportunity Centre provides a dedicated resource and source of expertise for all of the opportunities available at Cardiff University for students to gain an international experience.

We can support you if you are considering, or currently spending, a period of time abroad on a study or work placement, or if you are interested in taking part on short-term programme including, study, work and volunteering opportunities.

We also provide support for incoming International and European exchange students.  

Studying or working abroad as part of your degree programme is a fantastic opportunity to become immersed in a different culture, make new friends and enhance your CV. Students who have studied or worked abroad are able to demonstrate independence, flexibility and motivation. 

Students are able to apply for placements across Europe and internationally through a number of recognised schemes as part of their degree programme.

If you need to improve your language skills before going abroad, the new Languages for All programme enables all students to learn a choice of languages for free, whether you're a complete beginner or want to improve your existing skills.