Cardiff is the capital and largest city in Wales, as well as the tenth largest city in the United Kingdom. Its rich culture has a diverse range of influences from the Romans and Normans of antiquity to the industrial revolution and the coal industry – which transformed Cardiff from a small town into a thriving, international city. Cardiff combines all the advantages of a compact, friendly, and inexpensive location with the cultural and recreational facilities of a modern capital city. Cardiff University's campus sits within the city center alongside wide, tree-lined avenues and elegant Portland stone buildings.
This program is a great fit for CatholicU students in the School of Arts & Sciences, especially those majoring in Archaeology, History, 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 CatholicU credits) may be available. Please note that in the United Kingdom, courses are called "modules." Students can look here for more information on courses
. Just click on the discipline of interest to access the available modules. Clicking on individual courses/modules should bring up a basic syllabus. For more detailed course information, please contact the Cardiff University Study Abroad Office
Housing Accommodation & Meals
Program participants live in on-campus 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 close to the main residences area.
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