Student stories

Interested in taking part in our overseas opportunities? Why not read some news stories about some of the latest experiences our students have had across the globe….

DMU pharmacy student on fact-finding visit to Dubai

Thanks to the global opportunities offered by De Montfort University, Leicester (DMU), Pharmacy student Yasmin King has just returned from a fact-finding visit to Dubai with 18 fellow students. While there, they had a chance to exchange ideas with prospective pharmacy graduates from that country and attend a three-day instructional conference. As well as interacting…

Georgia’s unforgettable year studying in the USA

Georgia Fidler a third year Interior Design student, spent a year studying at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Below she shares her experience of living, studying and travelling in the United States. How did you find out about studying abroad and what made you want to do it?  Since my first open day at the university, DMU Global,…

Sian’s employability and cultural experience in Vietnam

Sian is current second year Computer Games Programme student, and in November 2022 she went to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for a weeklong DMU Global trip focused on employability and Vietnamese culture. She shared her thoughts with us about her time in South East Asia… Why did you decide to travel abroad with DMU…

Emily’s year abroad studying in the USA

Emily Haisman is a third-year student at DMU currently studying Psychology. She shared her experience of studying at Northern Kentucky University in the USA. I knew travelling and spending a year on exchange was something I wanted to do and when I was applying to DMU I wanted to make sure that was an option….

Rumbie’s exchange year in Switzerland

Final year Law student Rumbie Makonise, spent a year studying Law at the University of Lucerne in Switzerland, and shared her story with DMU Global. Switzerland is really advanced, everything is really clean, people are well organised and the public transport is good. I always knew I was going to go on exchange even before…

Joe’s experience studying in Seoul, South Korea

Joe studies English Language with TESOL at DMU, and chose to study on exchange at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Here are Joe’s reflections on his year spent in South Korea. Did you notice any differences in the teaching styles between the UK and Korea? Studying in Korea is a lot more intensive. We had…

Tilda’s work placement in Amsterdam

Tilda Eriksson, a third-year student at DMU currently studying Fashion Buying with Design, shares her reflections on her placement year abroad at Hunkemöller, a global lingerie brand with headquarters in Amsterdam. Why did you decide to travel abroad with DMU Global on an overseas placement?  I decided to travel abroad for my placement as I…

Kitty’s Canadian exchange in Calgary

Kitty Hollet is a third-year student at DMU currently studying Criminal Justice. She shared her reflections at the mid-way point of year studying at Mount Royal University in Alberta, Canada. Travelling to Canada To my surprise, I found the travel aspect of my year abroad the most difficult part of the process. Luckily, to study…

Nik’s year abroad in Strasbourg

When most people think of France, they think of wine, cheese, and picturesque villages. While these are all accurate reflections of French culture, there is so much more to discover. With its rich history, diverse landscape, and unique language, France is a great place to study abroad. Plus, the French language is one of the…

Jessie’s summer in Seoul, South Korea

Jessie Nsingo, having completed her first-year studying Music, Technology and Performance, spent 4-weeks at Yonsei International Summer School (YISS), one of the world’s premier universities in South Korea! Through the YISS program, Jessie studied in one of the most exciting cities in Asia, Seoul. Based in centre of the city, she was taught by both Yonsei’s…

Study abroad for a year through DMU Global

Students are being encouraged to apply to spend a ‘life-changing’ year overseas as part of their course at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU). The DMU Global team is welcoming applications from second year undergraduate students to study at universities in Europe, North America and Asia for a year, before returning for their final year of study. Students…

Students visit European Parliament on trip to Brussels and Ypres

Nine students from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) visited Brussels for a three-day study tour organised by East Midlands Labour MEP Rory Palmer. The students acted as facilitators in a programme arranged for 30 school pupils from Nottinghamshire. The DMU group at NATO headquarters The visit was organised in conjunction with #DMUglobal, the university’s pioneering…

History students thrive on teaching placements in sunny Spain

From bustling Barcelona to rural Igualada, two De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) students are reaping the benefits of year-long teaching placements. Kayleigh at the top of Tibidabo, the tallest mountain in the Serra de Collserola, overlooking Barcelona History BA (Hons) students Kayleigh Cardy and Cory Hancock are developing valuable workplace skills as English language teaching…

Students to learn from global health experts in Amsterdam

Students from De Montfort University, Leicester (DMU) are travelling to Amsterdam to learn how Dutch health experts tackle issues of sexual health, drug use and birth control.More than 140 students are set to fly to the Dutch capital today for a week-long trip through the university’s #DMUglobal programme, which offers students international experiences to bring…

DMU Global funds Lydia’s New Zealand research trip

A rugby historian from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has won a new scholarship to spend five weeks doing research in New Zealand.Lydia Furse is the first history PhD student to be awarded funding to advance her research through the university’s DMUglobal programme. Previously, DMUglobal has offered thousands of students trips all around the world…

DMU Global delivers dream international experience for Midwifery student Becky

Becky Telling’s dream from the age of 14 has been to help people in Peru – and De Montfort University Leicester’s (DMU) international experience programme has made it happen. The Midwifery student headed to South America with #DMUglobal, volunteering at a healthcare centre in the capital, Lima, as well as at a clinic in the…