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Studying Abroad: Exchanges and Erasmus

The rewards of foreign study are numerous. They include a working knowledge of foreign languages, direct familiarity with the culture of a foreign country, greater self-confidence and new friends. However, the benefits are not limited to linguistic and cultural skills; there are also academic advantages: students are able to follow courses which are not offered at Cardiff and the sheer experience of studying in a foreign university environment is itself extremely valuable.

International Students

Students wishing to study History at Cardiff please see our International pages to find out more.

Exchange Schemes / Study Abroad for current History Undergraduate Students

Student Exchange programme (often simply referred to as 'Study Abroad') allows students to study at partner universities in North America in their second year of study. The partner universities are:

University of West Virginia
University of Washington (Seattle)
University of California Pennsylvania

The credits earned are then sent back to Cardiff where they can count towards their final degree award.


Erasmus is a scheme in which Cardiff students can study abroad with our partner institutions in Europe. It is available to all part two or higher full- time students. 

There are many countries participating in the Erasmus exchange programme. The universities you can go to depend on the links your home School has, and in the case of History, these are:

University of Nantes, France
University of Caen, France
University of Pisa, Italy
University of Basel, Switzerland
Konstanz University, Germany


More Information

For more information please see the Cardiff University Study Abroad and Erasmus exchange web pages.

School contact: Professor Judi Loach (