An exchange program is an exceptional opportunity to enhance one's college experience and become fully immersed in another culture at another university campus. Students will live and study side-by-side with local students from the host country and other international students there, giving students a true taste of what the student life in that country is all about. Academically, students will be challenged by learning a new language – if they choose – or exploring an array of unique course offerings that count as transfer credit toward their LMU degree.
Founded in 1883, Cardiff University is a world-class teaching and research institution and a member of the prestigious Russel Group of the top 20 research-led UK campuses. It is based in the very center of Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Cardiff University has a long and proud history of welcoming students from the United States. There are currently over 80 international students studying at the university and a further 60 that participate in the Study Abroad program for a semester. More information about studying at Cardiff University can be found at their official study abroad page.
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Situated along the picturesque coast of South Wales, Cardiff is one of the UK's most vibrant and dynamic cities, with the atmosphere you would expect of a modern European metropolis. Located 150 miles west of London, it is a friendly and safe city that is compact and easy to walk around. With 20% of its population made up of students, Cardiff boasts a lively atmosphere year-round.
Wales itself is a country with a unique culture, one of Europe's oldest languages, an ancient heritage, and some of the most breathtaking scenery in Britain.
We highly recommend checking out Kristin's video blog, which chronicles a former abroad student's daily life as she acclimates to Cardiff as a place to study and a place to live.
Students can take a combination of courses offered at Cardiff University. In Cardiff, a course is referred to as a "module." For an overview of Cardiff's academic system, click here.
View the online module catalog to see the type of courses that are offered at Cardiff University.
Each 10-hour module is normally equivalent to a 3-unit course at LMU.
HOUSING AND MEALS
The University guarantees single occupancy accommodation for all Study Abroad students within one of their Halls of Residence. The housing option provides students a secure, well-located, sociable and conducive study environment.
The advantages of housing at Cardiff University include:
You will have your own study bedroom
Cardiff University does not have shared rooms or dormitories. Each room has a bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, and storage. You won’t need to buy additional furniture. You will also have access to a shared kitchen/dining room. This area includes a cooker, refrigerator, sink, table, and chairs. University accommodation is generally self-catered (meal plans are not offered). A shared kitchen is fun, as it provides a great opportunity to mix and cook with other students. There is also lots of cheap dining out around campus, in addition to cafés located in every major University building.
An immersive experience
Many UK universities house all study abroad students together. At Cardiff University you will be integrated with UK, European and international students.
Close to campus
Residences are located around the campus area, within walking distance to the University and local shops.
Safe and supportive
Each University residence has a network of staff, including student wardens and security staff that can provide 24-hour assistance. Only students, guests of students, and staff are allowed on University residences sites.
All University Halls of Residenceare connected to the University’s network and high-speed internet. This makes it easy to work and stay in touch with friends and family back home.
For more details about housing, please check out Cardiff's Study Abroad Accommodations page here.