From Berlin to Beijing, #DMUglobal launches latest overseas trips for students


De Montfort University Leicester’s (DMU) pioneering #DMUglobal scheme has launched the latest opportunities for students to study and volunteer overseas with trips designed to expand their cultural horizons and boost employability.

The diverse mix of academic-led trips, summer schools and volunteering projects means there are almost 50 different experiences students can take part in between April and August 2019.

Academic-led trips will be heading to destinations such as Canada, France, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya and Trinidad.

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Volunteers last year on a #DMUglobal trip to Berlin

While volunteering opportunities will see students spend a summer helping transform the lives of others, working with projects in Berlin, Cambodia and Mexico.

The award-winning #DMUglobal scheme is part of the university's dedication to providing an unrivalled student experience and excellent employment opportunities. More than 10,000 students have taken part in a #DMUglobal experience since the scheme was launched just over three years ago.

The latest trips are announced as #DMUglobal received an honourable mention in the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. This was received in the field of Student Mobility and ‘given in recognition of innovative programs and services that strengthen student mobility in both directions and strategically increase participation while preparing students to enter the global workforce’.

Students from the Leicester Media School have the chance to take part in Documentary Film Production in Bali, where they will investigate Sustainable Development Goals and what these mean to the islanders and the tourist trade.

Fashion Buying students have the opportunity to hear first-hand how prestigious brands operate in Hong Kong.

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HLS students were on a #DMUglobal trip to Hong Kong last year

They will visit fashion giants Clover International - where DMU graduates and placement students are currently employed - Royal Spirit and Ralph Lauren.

Postgraduate Accounting and Finance students will explore the financial district of New York, learning about the institutions based there while gaining an understanding of how the most recent financial crisis unfolded.


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Through engaging with Malaysian universities, second year Psychology students have the opportunity to explore the influence of culture on personality in Malaysia.

First year students will be able to take part in faculty-wide trips including Arts, Design and Humanities in Copenhagen, Business and Law in Paris, and Health and Life Sciences in Amsterdam. 


BAL students have the chance to head to Paris

Fine Art student Amber Jesson took part in a #DMUglobal volunteering opportunity last summer.

She said: “Applying for this experience was probably the best decision I've ever made. My experience was truly amazing. Not only have I met the loveliest people and made friends all over the world, I have been able to help change lives, even if it’s in the smallest way possible. That's something that I'll forever be proud of.”

Students can also spend their summer abroad by participating in summer schools at one of DMU’s partner universities in Seoul, Istanbul and Beijing.

They can choose from a range of subjects to learn while also experiencing a new culture. This year’s summer schools include Delightful Istanbul Summer School, Korea University International Summer Campus and University of Science and Technology Beijing Summer School.

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Students could be joining a summer school in Istanbul

All eligible students who are accepted onto an overseas #DMUglobal experience will qualify for a bursary, and should check the website for full details of the application process, as well as tips for writing a strong submission. 

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 18 February 2019. For more information visit:

For any questions, students can email or speak to a member of the #DMUglobal team by visiting Portland Building, room 0.37.

Posted on Monday 21st January 2019

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