For some #DMUglobal opportunities, students are required to book their flights independently, whereas others will be booked by the Faculty or team arranging the trip. We recommend that all students check the opportunity advert prior to applying to check what the booking model is.
Following your acceptance for an overseas trip, you will be provided with further information about the flight booking process. For students booking flights independently, you will be provided with recommendations by your Trip Lead about the best and most affordable options. Once you have completed your flight booking we recommend you send the confirmation to your Trip Lead, whose contact details can be found on the opportunity page.
If you are unsure about the travel booking process, or need advice please contact the Global Mobility Office for support.
All #DMUglobal opportunities* include accommodation that will be booked for you by the Faculty or team arranging the trip. For short-term opportunities, accommodation is usually in a hotel, hostel or university halls of residence, and you will be required to pay for this as part of the acceptance process.
*Students studying or working overseas for a full academic year are required to source and arrange accommodation independently. Further details and support will be provided to accepted students.
Further information about the foreign currency required will be given in your trip briefing sessions, but we recommend that students prepare a budget and arrange currency prior to travelling. Our top tips include:
1. Research the best exchange rates online using comparison sites
2. Let your bank know you are travelling overseas, and find out if there are any additional charges for using your card overseas
3. Consider if a pre-paid card topped-up with money in advance will offer you the best rate and most secure payment method, as they may not have exchange fees
4. Download a currency converter and tip calculator
5. Lastly, make sure you have a backup method for payments in case of emergencies.
DMU provides travel health insurance for all students participating in overseas #DMUglobal opportunities. Students will receive a policy summary by email once they have accepted their place on the trip. It is recommended that all students source appropriate additional insurance cover for personal property (including mobile phones and tablets) and incidents that occur outside of the official dates of the #DMUglobal opportunity
Whilst you are overseas
As part of your preparation to travel overseas with #DMUglobal, we provide a Travel Guide with lots of useful information to help you prepare for your trip and tips for whilst you overseas. These will help make the most of the opportunity, stay safe and get to experience and understand the country and culture. You can check the #DMUglobal Travel Guide below for more information.
It is also important that you look after your personal safety whilst you are overseas with #DMUglobal. If you have any questions or issues whilst abroad, your Trip Lead, the Global Mobility Office and the university are here to support and advise you. In case of an emergency, the key contact details are:
Global Mobility Office
Available Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
T: +44 (0) 116 257 7613
DMU Security Office
Available 24 hours, 7 days a week
T: +44 (0) 116 257 7642
If you experience any issues whilst overseas, we recommend that you contact your Trip Lead in the first instance, who should provide you with a contact number prior to travel.
For other matters, such as lost or stolen passports, being a victim of crime or being arrested you may need to liaise with Embassy or Consulate in the country.