De Montfort Students’ Union-led #DMUglobal trip doubles in size due to demand

Mini Europe Brussels Architecture Miniature Park

By Oliver Taylor

A De Montfort Students’ Union-led #DMUglobal trip to Belgium over the summer has had to double its number of places available due to excessive demand.

The trip, taking place from June 7 to June 11, will see students explore popular tourist destinations in Brussels and Brugge, as well as learning about vaster European culture.

Mini Europe Brussels Architecture Miniature Park
A trip to Mini Europe, a miniature park in Brussels, is offered as part of the trip.

Mollie Footitt, Deputy President of the De Montfort Students’ Union, said: “I hope  that students will gain more of an understanding with regards to cultural differences and how, even after Brexit, we can still remain to keep our links with the European Union.

“We have 100 students going on the trip. Due to the sheer number of applicants, we extended the maximum number of students from 50 to 100.

“Students seem really excited to attend Parliament and the day trip to Bruges. The idea of authentic Belgian chocolate also has been quite the hit, too.”

As well as attending Parliament, the day trip to Bruges and eating Belgium chocolates, other activities on the trip will include visits to the Vrije Universiteit Brussell (VUB), Grand Place, Royal Palace of Brussels, Mont Des Arts, Place de Luxembourg and European Quarter.

Another experience offered on the trip is a visit to Mini-Europe, a miniature park in Brussels that encapsulates European culture. The park includes designs inspired by Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and more.

Mollie expressed excitement towards the possibility of this being many students’ first trip abroad: “It is a brilliant opportunity to develop an understanding of life in a different culture – from working the public transport to eating different foods!”

Applications for the trip have closed, but additional information about the trip can be found on the #DMUglobal website.