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W&M Semester- Cardiff (Assisted Enrollment)
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Fact Sheet:
 Study Abroad Advisor:
Debi DeBacco (
 Program Type:
WM Sponsored Semester
 Language of Instruction:
 Host Institution:
Cardiff University
 Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Description:

**Please note that this is the last semester the GEO will be accepting applications for the assisted enroll program at Cardiff University.  Spring 2017 is the last semester students will be able to study abroad on this program option. We encourage all students planning to study abroad on this program during the Academic Year 2017-2018 to consider studying abroad in Spring 2017 if they have the flexibility in their academic plans. Please note that the exchange option for Cardiff University will remain open.

Cardiff University is one of the most popular universities in the United Kingdom with over 30,000 students, including approximately 4,000 international students from over 100 countries. Cardiff was ranked 5th in research amongst all UK universities in 2014. W&M students take courses from the full undergraduate curriculm, including business courses.

The city of Cardiff is the capital of Wales and is located 145 miles west of London. Wales boasts over 750 miles of coastline and more than 600 castles, and is home to three of the UK’s National Parks: Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire Coast and Brecon Beacons. Cardiff's climate is characterised by mild weather. Cardiff is only a two-hour train journey to London and also has an international airport with more than 30 flights a day to many cities within Europe. While at Cardiff University, W&M students will live on campus in single rooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms.

Assisted enrollment option alows W&M students to pay tuition to Cardiff University. Out-of-state students often find assisted enrollment the best option. All W&M students pay housing, meals and fees on site in Cardiff.

Fall Semester (Late Sept—Late Dec)
Spring Semester (Late Jan—Mid-May)
Academic Year (Late Sept—Mid-May)

Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester: March 15
Spring Semester: October 1
Academic Year: March 15

After students are nominated by W&M they must submit an online application by October 31 (spring) and April 30 (Fall). Students will need to include a list of provisional course module choices, in order of preference, along with 2 reserve modules.

W&M Sophomore or Junior
3.0 GPA

Language Requirement:

Course Information:
Students may choose courses from the full university curriculum, with the exception of courses in the professional and vocational schools such as Dentistry, Pharmacy, etc.

History courses are harder to find for the Spring only, as most of them are year-long courses.

Academic Credits:
All courses except for those in history must be pre- or post-approved. History courses will be approved as HIST 299. when the student submits a syllabus to the Global Education Office at Reves.  Grades will not be posted on transcript or be included in GPA calculations. Credits will appear as transfer credits on W&M transcripts.
20 CU credits = 5 W&M credits
10 CU credits = 3 W&M credits

Program Fees:
Tuition paid to Cardiff. Visit

Housing and Meals:
Room and board paid on site in Cardiff. W&M students will be placed in a single occupancy bedroom.  Cost ranges from $2,200USD to $3,700USD per semester depenidng on the accomodation. Students apply for housing on online SIMS system once accepted.

Please note:
These costs provided are based on information from the host university and are subject to change.
Currency exchange rate as of May 31, 2016 and also subject to change.

Other costs:
A $75 application fee, $200 off-campus fee  and medical/evacuation insurance fee of $170 must be paid to the W&M  Bursar’s Office before the program start date.
Students are responsible for airfare.

The Reves Center advisor for Cardiff University programs is Debi DeBacco (  For more information on this program and the steps to apply, please review the Steps to Study Abroad on our website.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 10/03/2016 10/15/2016 TBA TBA
 NOTE: Applications are first reviewed by the Reves Center, and students nominated for the exchange program are notified. Application materials are then sent to the school abroad (and the school abroad often requests additional materials at this time). When the school abroad completes their application review, students are then notified of the final acceptance decision. This timeline varies greatly from school to school. In rare cases a student nominated by the Reves Center will not be selected by the school abroad to attend their university; the Reves Center would then explore further options for the student. 2. Any start and end dates listed are to serve as a guide for general planning, but specific dates are subject to change and may not include mandatory orientation programs or exams. Contact your host university for the most accurate dates.