A fresh round of exciting trips to link up with a variety of projects around the world has been unveiled today with the latest launch of #DMUglobal opportunities for the autumn.
The international experience programme for De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) students will include an educational visit to entrepreneurial start-ups in Silicon Valley, California, plus other trips to destinations such as France, Finland, India and Canada. The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday, June 5.
#DMUglobal gives students the chance to benefit from valuable overseas learning while they study at DMU and is designed to equip the graduates of tomorrow with the skills global employers need, including cultural awareness, resilience and adaptability.
Students will be getting involved in a range of community projects delivered during various visits organised by the Square Mile India project – a hugely successful extension of the scheme linking up with organisations and people in the immediate vicinity of the DMU campus in Leicester.
The Square Mile India trips will include drama workshops, First Aid training and link the university's BusinessWorks enterprise with slum children in Ahmedabad, as well as building new school washrooms in Indore.
Also part of the #DMUglobal itinerary between September and December are visits to study footwear design in Barcelona, architecture in Berlin, fashion and photography in Paris, plus creative industry and sports event management in Toronto. In 2016-17, more than 3,000 students will participate in #DMUglobal overseas opportunities, including more than 1,000 who went to New York in January for the university’s biggest-ever visit and more than 800 students and staff who will travel to Berlin in June.
Joining forces for the Indore washrooms project.
There are bursaries of up to £400 available to all students travelling to destinations outside Europe and £150 for those inside the continent. In addition, there is financial support offered for those most in need, and as part of DMU’s commitment to equality and diversity, there is also assistance for those with disabilities.
The dedicated #DMUglobal team is on hand to help with any queries and concerns students have about travelling overseas.
The initiative won the Times Higher Education Leadership Management Award for Outstanding International Strategy last year and #DMUglobal is the inspiration behind the university’s international strategy up to 2020, Global Instinct.
This strategy is taking the institution out into the world and ensuring that by 2020, DMU is the definition of a 21st century global university. The deadline to apply via the #DMUglobal website for this round of #DMUglobal opportunities is 9am on Monday, June 5.
Posted on Monday 8th May 2017