Students from India have widened their global horizons thanks to a trip to New York arranged by the university they are studying at in England.
Yashita Yashita in the UN Congress Hall
Yashita Yashita was one of 1,087 students and staff who travelled to New York in the first week of January to enhance their academic studies at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU).
She is a progression student from Daly College Business School in India which gave her the opportunity to complete her final year at DMU.
The 21-year-old from Madhya Pradesh in Indore came to England in September 2016 to complete her BA Honours degree in Business Studies.
Yashita and her friends caught in the New York snow
“The trip gave me international exposure, cultural exposure, an opportunity to see another corner of the world and a lifetime experience of being in a beautiful city.
“I enjoyed every bit of the trip but most of all, my dream to visit the UN was completed.
“Going on the #DMUglobal trip gave me the opportunity to make new friends on my course and that has helped a lot with my studies.
“It was a great trip, most memorable and I’m very thankful to DMU for the opportunity.
“Everyone considering coming to DMU should keep in mind this wonderful advantage that #DMUglobal gives. Such trips hold great importance academically, socially and give exposure to new people and the rest of the world.”
Bhav Garg also joined DMU from Daly College in Indore to study Business and Finance, and signed up for the New York visit.
“It was my dream trip,” he said. “It was amazing. I have never been to America before and I have always wanted to see New York.
“We visited Wall Street and had a tour of the United Nations, which was very useful for my studies.
“For the university to be able to offer these visits to students is such a good opportunity to travel, make new friends and meet new people."
Vinay Bharaj is doing a Master’s In Engineering Management at DMU. He is from the Punjab and was part of a trip in New York run by #DMUlocal, which focused on working with under-privileged communities in the city.
“We helped to prepare meals for people who had very little,” he said. “They were really happy that we went in such a great number and so supportive of what we were doing.
“We met all kinds of different people from different cultures. I cannot pick out just one memory, there were lots of great experiences.
“To be able to represent your university in New York on a visit this big was something I wanted to be part of. I would wholeheartedly recommend students to go on #DMUglobal visits. It was so good.”
As part of the #DMUglobal project, De Montfort University organises a series of trips to destinations all across Europe and around the world to offer its students international experiences to enhance their studies.
The university offers grants to the students to cover significant proportions of the costs of the trips.
Posted on Wednesday 15th February 2017