DMU Square Mile India in Ahmedabad

Opportunity type:

Ref: 10002681


All DMU students are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The minimum number of students for this trip to go ahead will be 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the groups.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one extra-curricular trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


As part of DMU Square Mile India, current DMU students will travel alongside DMU alumni to Ahmedabad to volunteer together and make a difference. As part of the Loving Community Project, working with Manav Sadhna the group will have the chance to engage in such a life changing project and see the positive impact the Square Mile India fund has on the residents.

This opportunity will consist of a mixture of volunteering with Loving Community Projects, contributing to a conference and participating in workshops.

As part of DMU Square Mile India, students, staff, alumni and the public raise money to support over 2,000 children a year from across Ahmedabad, and fund the running costs of the Loving Community Centre.

All travellers will be expected to raise money to go towards the Square Mile India fund.

Cultural activities

During the trip alumni and students can use their free day to explore Ahmedabad, visit some of the beautiful temples and historic sites, or volunteer with Manav Sadhna.

Travel and accommodation

Flights and accommodation for this opportunity will be booked by DMU Square Mile.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Indian immigration requirements.

The #DMUglobal team will provide documents as required. You must ensure that you apply for your visa as soon as you have been formally accepted on to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Please be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Most students will need a visa to visit India, and more information can be found on the website. Contact the High Commission of India to find out how to apply for a visa. The Square Mile Team will be able to help and advise with obtaining a visa.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Saturday 1 December 2018
  • Return date: Saturday 8 December 2018
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation : £900
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, food and drink, visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £400
  • DMU Square Mile bursary: £250
  • Deadline for application: Monday 17 September 2018 9am