Application Deadline: 05/02/24 at 9:00 am
Opportunity type: Employability trips, Extra-curricular opportunities
Departure Date: 17/06/24
Return Date: 21/06/24
£450: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation (excluding any support). Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable)
DMU Global Bursary: £350
Accommodation: Shared rooms in a hostel booked by DMU
Travel: Flights booked by DMU (students travel as a group)
General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office - firstname.lastname@example.org
Trip Lead: Andy Morris - email@example.com
How to pay
Payment details: Students will be required to pay £100 as a contribution towards the cost of travel and accommodation after being offered a place on the trip. The DMU Global bursary will be deducted directly from the overall cost of the booking.
Student contribution: To offset the carbon emissions from the flight for this trip there is a £3 Carbon Levy for this trip which has been added to the total cost. Information about how this Levy will be used can be found here.
All DMU students are eligible to participate on this opportunity but it would be particularly relevant for students interested in the idea of exploring their purpose, specifically in relation to career plans.. There are a maximum of 30 places available, with a minimum of 15 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommend to check the eligibility criteria before applying.
Please note, if you have already participated on or been accepted for a DMU Global overseas trip between September 2023 and August 2024 you are not eligible to apply for this opportunity.
Students are recommended to apply for no more than 2 overseas opportunities. Further application submissions will not be considered.
This DMU Global trip aims to provide you with a fresh, alternative, environment overseas away from your current circumstances, to venture out and play with the idea of your purpose and what it means to you, specifically in relation to your career plans.
Together we will experiment with the topic of purpose, ideating new ways to play with your time and energies. Here we will carve our quality time to reflect on your unique combination of strengths, interests, passions, values, aptitudes and skills- and how these can inform your vision for the future. By attending DMU led workshops in Berlin, this will be quality space away from the ordinary, to play your thoughts, and help you try and figure stuff out.
DMU alumni now living in Berlin will be play a crucial part this experience, inspiring and guiding you on this visit, and in settings free from scrutiny, pressure and assumption, all in the spirit of giving you a moment in time to think and work creatively.
This is not about figuring out your lifelong purpose in a matter of days… It’s about placing yourself in an exciting setting with the intention of prioritising yourself and your dreams, away from the pressures of daily life, with the guidance and support of DMU staff and DMU alumni on hand. We aim to create an environment where you can speak openly on your ideas, interests, and aspirations, no matter how much these relate to or differ from your course of study, and importantly, the pressures of what others may be placing on you currently.
Your purpose is yours to play with, discover, explore and build. Let’s head to a city, world famous for creativity, culture, vibrancy, and vision to help that process.
Is this trip for you?
Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop knowledge, skills, and competencies that enhance your studies. The objectives of this trip to Berlin are for students to:
The capital of Germany, Berlin, is a hive of culture and activity, a patchwork of old and new. This historically rich city offers an incredible political past, architecture and access to world famous sights and museums. Students will be able to fully immerse themselves in its history while enjoying its modern-day quirks, hip streets and great cuisine.
Alongside the activities that will be offered as part of the trip, students are encouraged to take time to explore Berlin, and visit places such as the iconic Reichstag building, home of the German parliament, and the Brandenburg Gate , East Side Gallery and Checkpoint Charlie which give an insight into life in the city whilst it was divided. Students are also encouraged to visit the Holocaust Memorial and the range of museums at Museum Island.