Application Deadline: 21/03/22 at 9:00 am
Opportunity type: Extra-curricular opportunities, Other
Departure Date: 13/06/22
Return Date: 17/06/22
£599: the estimated cost for programme fee, travel, UK-transfers and accommodation (excluding DMU Global bursary). Students will also be required to pay for: in country-transfers, visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable)
DMU Global Bursary: £500
Accommodation: Hostel/hotel accommodation will be booked by DMU
Travel: Flights will be booked by DMU
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All DMU first year undergraduate students are eligible to participate on this opportunity. There is an exchange agreement in place with the University of Deusto so students from the following programmes are specifically encouraged to apply: Product Design, International Relations, Engineering, Journalism, Media and Communication, and Psychology, any programme with Spanish.
There is a maximum of 15 spaces available with a minimum of 10 students required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying. Students should articulate their interest in student exchange and how this experience may be beneficial to considering a year abroad. Refer to the Application Process webpage for guidance on how to submit a strong application.
The purpose of this trip is to increase awareness of student exchange amongst first-year DMU students who are eligible to apply for this exciting opportunity in their second year of study. Led by the Global Mobility Office in association with our partner institution, the University of Deusto, students will get a taste of what the study abroad experience actually looks like.
There will be an introduction to the University itself, and students will be able to visit both the Bilbao and San Sebastian campuses, discovering how similar and/or different this is to a typical UK university campus. You will learn about multicultural Spain with a particular focus on Bilbao and the Basque Country, a lesser-known region of Spain, delivered by the University’s International Centre of Spanish. This will serve as an example of a typical module that students may take whilst on exchange. Finally, there will also be opportunities to immerse into the local culture and history, two features which are key to a meaningful student exchange experience.
Students will have the opportunity to learn about Basque culture and history through various means. There will be a chance to sample the well-known local gastronomy through pintxos (tapas) tasting, unique to this part of Spain. An expert-guided tour of Bilbao and the old town area of San Sebastian will allow students to appreciate the history, development and regeneration of the Basque country. There will also be a visit to the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, a museum of contemporary art perhaps better known for being an iconic example of modern architecture.