Why go overseas?

Studying, working or volunteering overseas is an unforgettable experience that can offer you a wide range of benefits. Whether you are looking to study abroad for a year and gain some independence, work in a global business to gain a competitive edge in the job market, or to simply experience a new culture, participating on a DMU Global opportunity can lead to many new opportunities.

What DMU students have to say about their experiences

“ As someone who wants to become a lecturer in Haematology, this trip was perfect. It was teaching students about certain biomedical techniques, so I gained more confidence in my teaching. Not only did the DMU students benefit from this experience but the people in Chinhoyi did even more so.”

Sian Vincent

Sian Vincent

Biomedical science trip to chinhoyi, Zimbabwe

“ This is the best thing I’ve ever done! Kenya is such an amazing country with beautiful people and beautiful scenery. It was an unbelievable experience with something in it for anyone to achieve their goals. I had the best week in Kenya, meeting amazing organisations and making new friends .”

Jaiwei Cai

Jaiwei Cai

social enterprises & Marketing trip to nairobi, kenya

“This trip was a life changing adventure; it allowed me to see a new continent, a new culture but also I met some very warm and loving people that I’m still in contact with.”

Joe Grisley

Joe Grisley

Volunteering in Bangkok, Thailand

“The trip has helped me significantly with my self-development and given me insight into what my future career may hold, not only in the UK but other parts of the world.”

Athena Kenning

Athena Kenning

DMUworks employability trip to ho chi minh city, vietnam

Benefits of international experiences

Here are just some of the benefits of taking part in overseas opportunities with DMU Global…

Personal growth

  • Learn more about yourself and escape your comfort zone
  • Build your confidence and independence
  • Make new friends from around the world

Cultural learning

  • Develop your language skills
  • Immerse yourself in a different culture
  • Enhance your intercultural awareness skills

Academic opportunities

  • Add an international dimension and new perspective to your studies
  • Gain inspiration for your dissertation or projects
  • Experience a different academic system

Career development

  • Develop new skills to gain a competitive edge
  • Grow your network of contacts
  • Learn about business and work opportunities overseas

What the stats say…

Students that have participated in DMU Global experiences reported a number of benefits and improvements in a range of skills…


felt the experiences enriched their studies


cited a better understanding of different cultures


felt more confident handling unfamiliar situations


are now interested in pursuing other international experiences