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Our students from the United States

Students and graduates from your country share their experiences of living and studying with us.


Susanna Olson

The BA History student from North Carolina discusses her course, the city's 'gorgeous public spaces' and how moving here was 'one of the best decisions' she ever made.

Alex Calvert

Alex Calvert

The MSc Econ International Relations student from California tells how she ‘fell in love with all Cardiff has to offer as a capital city’ and how studying here has given her ‘a truly international perspective’.

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Matthew Waskiewicz

After visiting the UK for the first time as part of the Fulbright Wales Summer Institute, Matt is following up his undergraduate studies from Washington D.C. at Cardiff University.

Spencer Russ - USA

Spencer Russ

From Texas, USA, Spencer talks about his time studying his MA in Translation at Cardiff. He's now working as a professional translator.

Emma Watkins

Emma, a Fulbright Scholar from New Jersey, graduated from Princeton University in 2018 before deciding to pursue her masters here at Cardiff University.

Jesse Smith, USA Fulbright Scholar

Jesse Smith

Jesse, a Fulbright scholar from Mississippi, came to Cardiff to study a Master’s in Public Health and he’s doing some research with DECIPHer – a social science intervention evaluation centre – while he’s here.