The flights and accommodation are booked, activities are arranged and bags are nearly packed for more than a thousand excited De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) students who will head to New York in January.
Hundreds of enthusiastic students gathered at The Venue@DMU yesterday to hear final details about the #DMUglobal trip to The Big Apple, one of the biggest ever overseas trips by a UK university.
The students will take part in a series of academic programmes relevant to their course and visit some of the city's biggest and best companies, institutions and landmarks.
At today's event they were given important information about travel and accommodation, details about some of the activities available to them in New York, country-specific guidance and social media information.
The trip is designed to enhance students’ global outlook, develop their employability skills and enrich their studies.
Elizabeth Adebodun, a third year Psychology student, said: “Today got me really excited. We got informed about the things we need to bring and some great information about the activities we can do over there.”
Third year student Owen Lloyd is excited about the opportunity to gain an international element to his Advertising and Marketing course.
He said: “The most exciting course-related thing for me is going to Times Square to look at all of the advertising and branding and all the billboards. That will be really beneficial for my course.
“Being in a different location to London and having an international perspective to branding will be great. We’re going to a small brewery as well to look at how small businesses use branding which will be really good and something I can use in my assignments.”
Saadia Ahmed, in the third year of her Education Studies course, is looking forward to the blend of cultural and academic activities.
She said: “I’m really excited about going to a basketball game that I’ve signed up for which I can’t wait for. This trip is also really beneficial for the course that I’m doing – when I’m a teacher I’ll be teaching students from all different backgrounds so this trip will help me to be more diverse and get to meet new people.”
Deborah Timehin, who also studies psychology, added: “It’s great to know that there are lots of free trips planned and everything is organised. Today answers all the questions our parents had so we’re sorted at this point and we know what we’ll be doing and what we need to bring.”
Posted on Thursday 30th November 2017