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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Areas of Study: Accounting, Anthropology, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Economics, Engineering, English, European Studies, Finance, French, German, History, Italian, Journalism, Literature, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medieval & Byzantine Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Theology
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Residence Hall
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Program Advisor: Robert Dowden
On-Site Language Course Required: No Credits: 15 +
Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite Academic Level: 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Description:
Cardiff U.

Cardiff University


Cardiff is the capital of Wales and its largest city. It has a distinctive character with an excellent quality of life and an international reputation. Many national cultural and sporting institutions are based in Cardiff, including the National Museum of Wales and the Principality Stadium. Cardiff Castle sits in the center of the city, bordered on one side by beautiful parkland and on the other by excellent shops, restaurants, and nightlife. Cardiff is also easily accessible and conveniently located. The Central railway station is Wales’ largest and most popular station within 2 hours reach of the heart of London and Birmingham.

Academics & Curriculum

This program is a great fit for CUA students in the School of Arts & Sciences, especially those majoring in History, Archaeology, and Religion. Students enroll in a total of 60 Cardiff credits per semester through a combination of 10- and 20-credit, English-taught courses. Some 30-credit courses (7.5 CUA credits) may be available. Please note that in the United Kingdom, courses are called "modules."  Students can look here for more information on courses.  Here you will find a list of disciplines; by clicking on your discipline of interest, you will be taken to a webpage that lists the courses available for each semester.  You can click on the individual courses/modules to see a basic syllabus.  For more detailed course information, please contact the Cardiff University Study Abroad Office at

Accommodation & Meals

Program participants live on campus in the residence halls in single rooms furnished with a bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, and storage. Internet/Wifi is included as well as access to communal areas such as a kitchen and dining room. The kitchens are usually well-equipped from previous participants, but linens and towels need to be requested in advance. For more information, check out Cardiff University's Accommodations page.

Meals are not included, except in the all-female building, Aberdare Hall. There is a large supermarket located very close to the main residences area.

Exchange Scholars

Exchange Scholar programs at The Catholic University of America provide an immersive international experience for a limited number of highly qualified students.  This exclusive opportunity enables students to study at a select group of prestigious universities worldwide.  Exchange partner schools are selected on the basis of mission, academic excellence, dedication to internationalization, and a commitment to research.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017
Rolling Admission 01/22/2018 06/15/2018
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 09/19/2018 12/15/2018
NOTE: 9/19 is the tentative arrival date. Classes begin 9/24. Students studying for fall term only will need to request alternative assessments so that they may return to D.C. prior to the winter holiday. This may involve early examinations or work to be completed remotely in January.
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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