The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is our highest priority. With the spread of the Coronavirus globally, the risks posed to health, and advice from the likes of Public Health England and the World Health Organisation, DMU has taken the decision to cancel all DMU Global overseas trips until further notice.
Whilst these are extremely challenging times, our team have been working hard with academic and professional services staff so that we can offer you a range of exciting international experiences on-campus and online for the 2020-2021 academic year. Below we have included some FAQs which we hope can provide some clarity. You can also find regularly updated guidance about COVID-19 on the DMU website.
Can I still study abroad for the 2020-2021 academic year?
You can find further information on our student exchange FAQ page here.
If overseas travel isn’t possible, what other opportunities will DMU Global be offering?
We will offer a range of meaningful international experiences on-campus that do not require overseas travel. These opportunities will open for student applications from Monday 14 September 2020 and will be listed here. These include the chance to learn one of 5 languages, including Spanish, French, German, Japanese and Arabic or Mandarin with DMU’s Confucius Institute.
There is also the chance for students to complete a formal TEFL qualification, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to be able to teach English as a foreign language overseas. In addition, following the successful pilot of our Intercultural Awareness Certificate we will be offering this again next year, and this gives students the chance enhance their intercultural awareness and knowledge of global issues through participation in a range of different experiential learning activities throughout the year.
We are currently exploring the possibilities for all of the aforementioned opportunities to be offered online, if face-to-face interaction is not possible. Moreover, where student interest exceeds current capacity we will look to increase the number of places available.
When will overseas DMU Global overseas trips return?
Whilst overseas travel is not possible at the moment, the situation is evolving, and as things change this decision will be reviewed. Subject to approval by the University and providing travel is permitted, we hope to offer a small number of extra-curricular opportunities in the summer of 2021. We have include provisional dates on our application process page.