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What is it like to travel with Go Global?

What is Go Global?

Go Global is a trip of a lifetime open to Home and EU students, to an exciting destination such as Vietnam, Malaysia, China, New York, and more!


We currently have 4 destinations open for application: Dubai, Mauritius, India and Shanghai! Apply now!

Dubai Easter 18

The largest and most populated city in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is known for its incredible financial strength. Here, you will experience luxury, witness incredible architecture, and take inspiration back home with you.


Mauritius Easter 18

A paradise of beaches, lagoons and reefs, with a diverse range of natural wonders to explore, Mauritius is an unforgettably beautiful island. You will be surrounded by mountains, rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and unique wildlife.


India Easter 18

If you're looking for somewhere rich with history and culture, choose India! As well as awe-inspiring natural scenery, here you will also find your fair share of beautiful temples and palaces, and of course you won't leave without seeing the iconic Taj Mahal in person.


Shanghai Easter 18

Visit China’s central coast. Shanghai is the country's biggest city and a global financial hub. Take a walk along the famous Bund, and marvel at the Pudong district’s futuristic skyline, including Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. You can also find a number of traditional gardens, pavilions, and ponds.


What does the package include?

The Go Global package includes: Students are responsible for:
  • Travel and accommodation
  • Basic language classes
  • Talks on history and culture
  • Tours and visits to historic sites
  • Opportunities to meet and mix with local students
  • A taste of authentic cuisine
  • Time to explore on your own
  • Purchasing travel insurance
  • Obtaining any travel medications and injections
  • Making their own way to and from UK airports

More about the Programme

Go Global has been devised to be part academic study and part cultural experience allowing plenty of time to explore independently as well as meet and mix with native students.

The University launched the programme in 2013. The first Go Global project was an offer for Home and EU students to take the opportunity to attend a two-week Summer School run by one of our international partner universities.

In 2014 we offered even more students the chance to go to China. Since then the project has grown considerably and we now travel to:

  • China (various locations)
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York City
  • Malaysia and Singapore
  • Dubai
  • Mauritius

Go Global participants enjoying themselves

Your exact experience will vary depending on where you travel.

What our Students say

Anna went to Malaysia & Singapore in 2017. Listen to the experience she had in the video below:

Suzy visited Vietnam in 2017. Listen to the experience she had in the video below:

How to apply

  • Download the application form here - PDF 3.8 MB
  • The deadline to apply is 23rd February. Please complete and return your application to: or bring it in person to the International Office F100 (Luton campus) by this date.
  • Contribute £450* towards the cost of your trip (paid in full with application). You can secure your place with a non-refundable deposit of £250, but you must be able to pay the full fee within 1 week of application. *Second trip fee is £700, third trip fee is £900
  • Travel dates will be 8 days between 26th March and 11th April 2018. Exact travel dates to be confirmed.
  • You must also complete the Go Global Employability Unit

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