Up to 1,000 final year students will travel to the Big Apple with #DMUglobal


Start spreading the news! #DMUglobal’s flagship mass trip to New York City is now open for applications.


De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) will be taking up to 1,000 final year undergraduate students to the Big Apple for a week they will never forget.

Students will spend five nights in the Big Apple taking part in a range of academic and cultural activities, plus a unique opportunity to visit the United Nations Headquarters and participate in a University-wide conference.

The trip to New York will take place between January 3 and 10, with students staying in the heart of Manhattan and having to pay just £350. Students will leave in two groups, one on 3 January and the other on 4 January.

All final year students are eligible to apply and accepted applications will qualify for a special bursary that will be deducted from the overall estimated £932 cost of the trip. The #DMUglobal team will book travel, accommodation and airport transfers.

Academics across all four faculties have designed specialist itineraries – with activities linked to programmes of study to enrich the learning experience. Some of the exciting itineraries include:

  • Design students will see first-hand how the cultural diversity has influenced this vibrant, diverse and dynamic city on Design in New York
  • Business students are invited to visit a world renowned car brand dealership in the heart of Midtown, NYC
  • An opportunity to engage with experts from Forensic Biology department of the Office of the New York Chief Medical Examiner
  • Examining how traditional applications of computing technology can also be applied to art, culture and society


Owen Lloyd, who graduated with a BA in Advertising and Marketing Communications, said: “This trip was the perfect way to end my three years at DMU and I think more should be done to ensure that every student goes on a #DMUglobal trip at some point.

“Looking at marketing in an international environment taught me so much more than I could ever learn about international advertising from a lecture slide.”

In line with DMU’s commitment to supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), participants will attend a conference at the UN Headquarters, with a specific focus on SDG 16 to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

The SDGs address global challenges such as hunger, health, education, climate change and social justice, aiming to ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

During this year’s Summer Graduations Maher Nasser, Director of the UN’s Department of Public Information Outreach Division, announced that DMU had been chosen by the United Nations Academic Impact group as a ‘designated hub’ for SDG number 16 – the first university to be chosen as such.

Lucia Metzger, an International Relations student at DMU, spoke at the UN HQ in New York in June.


She said: “Going on an international trip with DMU is such a great opportunity. Everyone should go with #DMUglobal if they have the chance. You are not just seeing New York but getting involved in activities relevant to your studies. I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to speak at the UN. What an experience!”

With limited places available for this latest mass trip to New York, a very high number of student applications are expected and there will be a competitive selection process. 

Applications close Monday 15 October 2018 9am.

For any questions, students can email dmuglobal@dmu.ac.uk or speak to a member of team by visiting Portland Building, room 0.37.

Posted on Tuesday 2nd October 2018

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