This page contains some important information and useful resources that will help you get the most out of your DMU Global experience. You are encouraged to explore these resources before you depart for your experience.
DMU provides travel insurance for all students participating in overseas DMU Global opportunities for the duration of the experience. Students will receive a policy summary by email once they have accepted their place on the trip. It is recommended that you review this carefully, and source appropriate additional insurance cover for personal property (including mobile phones and tablets) or for incidents that occur outside of the official dates of the DMU Global opportunity.
Travel and accommodation
For most opportunities, travel and accommodation will be booked by the university on your behalf (see the opportunity advert for details). Once booked, the trip lead will share details (including information about UK and in-country transfers) with the group in the pre-departure session.
For a small number of opportunities students may be required to book travel and accommodation independently. In these cases, the trip lead or DMU Global (where applicable) will support or offer booking suggestions, but you can also use a variety of flight or accommodation search engines online.
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.
If you are unsure about the travel booking process, or need advice please contact the Global Mobility Office for support.
Managing your money
As a part of planning your trip, we suggest creating a travel budget to help you manage your money. Take some time to think about the costs that could be involved beyond travel and accommodation. These could include visas, food, transportation in the country, cost of activities and any items you might be thinking about purchasing. Further information about the foreign currency required will be given in your trip briefing sessions, but some of our top tips include:
Useful links and travel apps
Whilst you are overseas
To help you prepare for your time overseas, we have created a digital Travel Guide with lots of useful information and tips. The guide can help you to make the most of your opportunity and stay safe, so click the link below to check it out!
Emergency contact details
It is important that you look after your personal safety whilst you are overseas with DMU Global. 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: