Pagoda Projects: Cultural Mentor Programme


This opportunity is open to all DMU students. The maximum number of places for this programme is 20. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.

DMU Global is providing a £200 bursary for all successful applicants as a contribution towards the £300 programme fee.


Our partner organisation, Pagoda Projects, is offering 8-week cultural mentor programme. The course will last a total of 16-20 hours over a 8 week period and it can be completed at a time that suits you.

As part of the summer programme, you will be partnered with a ‘Cultural Mentor’, who will help you to increase their intercultural awareness. This cultural exposure will also bridge barriers and connect students and graduates from all corners of the globe.

Students will be paired with a Cultural Mentor based on common interests/areas of study to schedule one audio or video call each week. Each week participants will be provided with a theme to discuss and share experiences in relation to their home country culture. Finally, you will be required to produce a weekly Cultural Blog, sharing what you have learnt.


By the end of this course, you will have achieved the following learning objectives:

  • Have learnt about a new culture
  • Gained an international perspective on number of topics
  • Gained new skills that will help improve your cultural fluency

Programme details:

  • A full induction to the Pagoda Projects App from a member of the UK team
  • Paired with a cultural mentor from one of our amazing overseas destinations and provided the platform to discuss interesting topics selected by Pagoda
  • Opportunity to network with other students and graduates enrolled on the programme from around the world
  • Full support from the UK and international Pagoda Projects team throughout the duration of the programme
  • Access to the Pagoda Projects alumni network


If you would like to be considered for this programme, click the ‘Apply now’ button at the bottom of this page and submit your responses. You will receive a formal e-mail with your application outcome shortly after the deadline. Successful applicants will be required to submit second stage applications by Monday 3 May.

Key information

  • Application deadline: Monday 26 April 2021, 9am
  • Course start date: Monday 5 July 2021
  • Course end date: Friday 27 August 2021
  • Course duration: 20 hours

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