De Montfort University student reflects on fantastic trip to New York City

By Chantelle Roberts

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Twenty-year-old, third year student from Brigstock, working at reception in De Montfort University

A grateful student has praised organisers of the #DMUglobal trip to New York for giving him an experience he normally could not have afforded.

#DMUglobal, an international experience programme for De Montfort University students, took 1,000 third year students to the Big Apple at the start of January 2017.

Jack Porter, a 20-year-old third year student studying English Literature at De Montfort University, says his trip to New York lasted for five days.

Informed through the #DMUglobal email system, Jack discovered the opportunity to be sent to New York with his peers.

DMU offered to pay a hefty £800 off students’ travel and hospitality costs, giving many students the chance of a lifetime to travel to another part of the world.

Whilst the third year exclusive trip gave students a chance to explore New York in their free time, each group went on tailor-made activities specific to the course they are studying while at university.

Through the English course, Jack and fellow students visited the Tenement museum, the public library and the United Nations Headquarters.

A grateful Jack said: “Funding by DMU was a big help, they organised buses to and from the airport and I feel I have been given the chance to go somewhere I wouldn’t have normally been able to afford.”

Jack who also works for the Students’ Union, explained the next trip organised by #DMUglobal will be to Paris and he recommended any students interested should check out the information via mydmu.ac.uk.

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