Applications now open for #DMUglobal Berlin in June

The waiting is over! Applications are now for De Montfort University Leicester (DMU)’s biggest-ever international visit – to Berlin in June.

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Up to 1,500 students are being given the chance to be part of our latest large-scale #DMUglobal trip which will offer a mix of academic activities, volunteering and cultural experiences in the German capital.

Bursaries of £200 will be available to all successful applicants leaving just £180 to pay. This will help cover accommodation and travel costs which will be booked by #DMUglobal.

Students will be staying for four nights in the heart of Berlin following bespoke itineraries arranged and led by DMU staff. Trips will run from Sunday, 11 June to Thursday, 15 June; Monday 12 June to Friday 16 June; and Tuesday 13 June to Saturday, 17 June.

In addition to the academic activities, students will have the chance to explore the diverse city of Berlin, visiting iconic landmarks and taking in the main cultural and historical sights.

There are more than 35 academic trips taking place on topics including creative writing, politics, history, music technology and healthcare.

DMU’s award-winning Square Mile will also be working with refugee programmes in Berlin, to bring home ideas for schemes in Leicester.
The visit to Berlin is the latest in DMU’s flagship #loveinternational campaign to promote openness and tolerance in the wake of the EU Referendum.

DMU encourages all students to embrace a global outlook and become true citizens of the world, whether that is by experiencing different cultures or considering careers overseas.

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It follows DMU’s landmark visit to New York in January, which saw 1,086 students and staff fly out to the Big Apple for an unforgettable trip.

Student feedback was so overwhelmingly positive that Prof Shellard announced plans for an even bigger trip, this time in Berlin where he spent time as a student.

Prof Shellard said: “Education is about removing barriers, not erecting them. It has been humbling to hear how so many of our students have seized the opportunities provided through #DMUglobal.

“Berlin promises to be an unforgettable learning experience, with superb academic and cultural activities.”

Dan Winney, president of De Montfort Students’ Union, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity and I’d urge all DMU students to apply.

“We know from speaking to students who went to New York how much of a difference it has made already to their studies and their career plans.

“There are many exciting opportunities here in Berlin to really enhance your learning, make new friends and have a great experience.”  

The trip is open to all undergraduate students on all courses. Priority will be given to first and second years, but all students are welcome to apply.

Posted on Monday 20 February 2017

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