Attitudes towards people from different racial backgrounds around the world can be very different from those in the UK. This is where preparing well and researching your destination before you go overseas can make a huge difference.
Resources and useful information
Before you travel
Before you travel, we recommend that you research your destination’s ethnic history and current views towards ethnic minorities to give you a better understanding of the host country. You may also want to read or watch accounts of other students or individuals who have travelled to these countries: there may be both positive and negative experiences. Lastly, make sure you attend the DMU Global pre-departure session(s), as this will give you the opportunity to build a support network with other students that you are going abroad with. In addition to this, you may also want to consider the following:
Where can I get support?
What to do if you have issues whilst overseas?
- Contact your Trip Lead or the contact person at your host organisation for in-country support.
- You can get in-person support from the nearest British embassy, high commission or consulate.
- Call or email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org (during working hours)
- Call DMU Security on 0116 2577642 or email email@example.com (available 24/7)
- Report a hate crime anonymously via the No Space For Hate Anonymous Disclosure Form
- Through No Space For Hate, you can find out more about ways to report or accessing support at DMU