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International travel is back! DMU Global prepares to take students overseas this year on life-changing experiences


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After two years of worldwide travel restrictions, DMU Global has just launched a wide range of international experiences for students, with applications opening from today.

The award-winning DMU Global scheme is designed to enrich students’ studies, broaden their cultural horizons and develop the key skills that are valued by employers.

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As the Pandemic brought a halt to international travel, the DMU Global team continued to connect students to the rest of the world through a range of online international experiences.

But now the team has worked with DMU staff and partners to create opportunities that will see successful applicants jet off to locations as far afield as the USA, South Korea, China, Guatemala and a range of cultural capitals around Europe.

There are over 20 opportunities in total which will take place throughout the spring and summer. Some of the earliest trips to depart in spring will include Film Studies students exploring movie fandom in LA, as we well as a DMU Local opportunity exploring public engagement and volunteering in New York. There will also be 4-week long volunteering opportunities offered during the summer in Tanzania, Guatemala and Fiji, while students can take part in a range of summer schools in Denmark, Beijing, China and Seoul, South Korea.

GLOBAL BACK - LA

There is a trip to explore movie fandom in LA

Engineering students will be able to apply to for a trip to Prague, while DMU academic staff will also be leading study trips to The Netherlands, Italy and Germany. In addition, DMUworks, the University’s careers and employability programme is offering a range of experiences to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Lisbon.

The full range of trips can be seen here.

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Students will have three weeks to apply for the opportunities, starting from today, with the application deadline being Monday 7th February 2022 at 9am.

All students who are accepted onto an overseas experience will qualify to receive a DMU Global bursary, details of which can be found here. As places are limited there’s a competitive selection process for each trip – tips for writing a strong application can be found here.

GLOBAL BACK - MUNICH

There is a study trip to the beautiful city of Munich

Leo Smith, Head of Global Mobility at DMU, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer DMU students the chance to travel abroad again! It has been a long two years without DMU Global trips, and we hope that the diverse range of destinations and opportunities means that there is something for everyone”.

With the pandemic in mind, DMU Global understands students will have plenty of questions about travelling overseas so there are a range of online information session being held over the next few weeks. The first one takes place on Friday 21 January from 2 – 3pm.  

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A summer school will be held in Seoul

What’s It Like to Travel Now? Will explain how DMU Global has adapted to ensure students are safe while travelling, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The team will also cover a range of practical topics such as finances, travel booking and health and safety.

There will be a Q&A session for students who may have any other concerns about the resumption of overseas trips.

You can sign up to this and other information sessions here
Posted on Monday 17th January 2022

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