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Go Global

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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!


Go Global is now open for applications to 5 exciting destinations! Apply now!


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.



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.



Enjoy the bustling capital Hanoi in contrast to the simplistically beautiful Sapa. You'll also take in the indescribable sights of Ha Long Bay.



This is your opportunity to visit two amazing destinations in one! Experience a unique fusion of cultures. Shop to your heart's content in Kuala Lumpur and  marvel at postmodernity at its best, starting with the world renowned Marina Bay.

Malaysia & Singapore

New York

A city which needs no introduction! We're giving you the opportunity to see what is widely recognised as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world. You'll discover why NYC has such a strong international influence, while sighting landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Times square and much, much more.

New York

What does the package include?

The Go Global package includes: Students are responsible for:
  • Travel and accommodation
  • Visa (if required for travel)
  • 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 have now travelled 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:

Suzy visited Vietnam in 2017:

Harpreet and Sara went to Shanghai with Go Global in 2018:

How to apply

  • Download the application form here - PDF 1.8 MB
  • The deadline to apply is 26th April. 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. *If you have travelled on Go Global before, your second trip fee will be £700, or third trip fee will be £900
  • Travel dates will be 8 days between 17th June and 30th June 2019. Exact travel dates to be confirmed.
  • You must also complete the Go Global Employability Unit

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For enquiries, email:
Bedfordshire University

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