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 Rosemary Smith

Rosemary Smith

Senior Lecturer, Director of International Experience and Exchange

Cardiff Business School

+44 (0)29 2087 6568
Q01, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Having worked as a lecturer in Japanese language and culture in Cardiff University and previously worked as an electronics buyer, I combine my language, cultural and business skills currently in the area of international management.

A main part of my activity relates to student exchange, where I have a strong interest in motivations for students to, or not to, travel abroad. 

 I was formerly Director of International Student Exchange; I established new opportunities for students to study abroad, and set up many new exchange partnerships. In that role I also held the following responsibilities: 

  • Chair of Exchange student Examining Board
  • Co-chair of returning students examining board
  • Member of Cardiff University Collaborative Provision sub-committee
  • Academic advisor for incoming and outgoing exchange students
  • Business School liaison with School of Modern Languages


  • Japanese Language Teaching
  • Study Abroad as part of the curriculum

Teaching commitments

  • Cross-cultural Management
  • International Business Environment
  • Academic Study Skills

Research interests

  • Motivations for and Benefits of studying abroad - or not
  • "Flip the Familiar"
  • Grade conversion
  • Virtual Exchange 
  • Global Citizenship

Areas of expertise