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Study abroad as part of your undergraduate degree

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, wherever you go.

Take a break from lectures with a swim in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Western Australia. Cycle through the cobbled streets of Nyhavn in the Danish Capital. Dine à la française in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Watch the sunset from Victoria Peak in Hong Kong. Carve up the slopes in the Swiss Alps.

Grab the opportunity to build on your university know-how with skills gained living and studying in another country.

Degrees with a language

Choose from French, Spanish or German as part of a four-year programme and spend year three at one of our partner institutions in France, Spain, Germany or Switzerland.

Open to all students studying a degree with a European Language, this is your chance to put advanced foreign language skills into practise while learning about European business cultures and economies.

I studied abroad in the University of Valencia. It was the most amazing experience! You surprise yourself how quickly you adapt to a different way of living and speaking. I went away an unconfident girl who was terrified at the prospect of living abroad and came back a driven woman who knows what she wants from life.

Kelly Louise Tavener, BSc Business Management with a European Language (Spanish)

Study abroad in English

Our international outlook means we’ve built partnerships with universities and business schools in Europe and beyond in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Australia, the USA and Canada.

These partnerships give you the chance to spend part of your degree studying in English without the need for advanced foreign language skills.

Open to all undergraduate students, you’ll transfer onto a four-year version of your degree programme and spend year three abroad.

If you’re studying our BSc Business Management (International Management) programme, you might prefer to spend a semester abroad. On this scheme, you’d spend the spring semester of year two studying in English at a partner institution of your choice.

Daniel Davies
Daniel swimming with a whale shark off the coast of Western Australia during his semester studying abroad.

I went to Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia on my semester abroad. If you have the opportunity to study abroad as part of your degree you have to take it. It’s a no brainer! I’ve done a few road trips that I’ll never forget. A highlight was swimming with whale sharks, the largest fish in the sea, out on the Ningaloo Reef at Coral Bay.

Daniel Davies, BSc Business Management (International Management)

Summer placements

Students on trip to China
Cardiff Business School undergraduates enjoy a four-week international summer school placement with Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (ZUEL) in Wuhan, China.

If you’d prefer to study, work or volunteer abroad during the summer break, our Global Opportunities Team organise short-term placements – for a minimum of four weeks – in locations all over the world. You can:

  • Explore subjects unrelated to your degree.
  • Enhance your degree-related subject knowledge.
  • Gain work experience with global and national companies abroad.
  • Take part in volunteering projects in locations like Fiji, Japan, Cambodia and India.

A range of funding sources and bursaries are available to help cover the costs of going abroad, making international placements more accessible for our undergraduate students.

Find out more

International Exchange team
The International Exchange team.

International Exchange Team

Exchange Coordinators: Nick Reid and Gwen Jones