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Global Travel Week

Travel this summer | Discover the World, Discover Yourself

19th-23rd February 2018

Be more than a tourist. Make your 2018 summer:

CULTURAL – experience a different way of life
ADVENTUROUS – explore international destinations in a safe environment
EDUCATIONAL – work within our partner universities
MULTI-LINGUAL – immerse yourself in a new language
TASTY – discover new food
AFFORDABLE – apply for travel awards
PROUD – enhance employability and your global experience for the Lancaster Award
MEMORABLE – travel to learn and make lifelong friendships


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Global Travel Week

Lancaster University's Vice-Chancellor and Students' Union President signed a pledge in Global Experiences Week (13-17 November 2017) to promote Your Global Experience on campus and through travel. Global Travel Week (19 – 23 February 2018) is committed to the pledge and presents a portfolio of exciting summer programmes and Travel Awards to make it happen.

Places are limited for each programme. Do not miss out! Travel Awards are available on a first come first served basis.

What's On

Celebrate Your Global Experience on campus and through travel:


Photo Competition

Global Travel Week 2018 is to launch and promote all summer vacation travel programmes with Lancaster University Global Experiences.

Share your global travel photos and adventures on Instagram to win a £50 Amazon voucher.

How to enter?

Submit your entry by 5pm 2 March 2018.

You are invited to submit photos and accompanying stories of YOUR GLOBAL TRAVEL EXPERIENCE.  The themes could include excitement, challenges, surprises, inspirations and hopes, via Instagram. 

Tag:  @lu_global   @lancasteruni 

Hashtags:   #LUTravel2018   #LUGlobal   #lovelancaster

Terms and Conditions

Discover Language

As you prepare for your next trip, this Summer or beyond, why not
start learning the local language, or pick it up again?

The Department of Languages and Cultures, in conjunction with the Confucius Institute, offers a range of extracurricular courses all year round, open to all wishing to continue their language studies or start a new language, whilst developing their intercultural awareness. Courses are taught in the language of study as much as possible, so as to immerse students in real-life situations. 

Check out what's on next:

Chinese Language for Business: 28/02 – 27/06.

The Confucius Institute will be opening a 16-week course, from Wednesday 28th February to Wednesday 27th June. This Mandarin Chinese language course is designed for beginners, or those with little prior knowledge, who are interested in learning Chinese for work.

 Price: £192, registration via the Online Store.

‘Holiday survival kit’ courses: 23/04 – 25/05.

This coming Summer term, the department will open new “for holiday” courses in French, German, Italian and Spanish: these two-hour weekly courses will run over the first five weeks of the term (23rd April – 25th May). Ideal for students with little or no prior knowledge, as well as for students who have not practised for a long time, the classes will focus on everyday situations encountered when travelling abroad (such as exchanging personal information, travel, meals & accommodation, accidents & health issues).

Price: £80. Registration via the online store, opens in March. 

Discover the World, Discover Yourself

Take a two to three-week trip with your student peers to the USA, China, India, Malaysia, Paris and/or Ghana during Easter and Summer breaks.

Vacation Travel

What our students say

“It's a game changer to my university experience so far and I truly believe nothing can top this.”
(Destination: India)

“An incredibly eye-opening trip with laughs and surprises at every turn, with great friends and memories being made along the way!”
(Destination: China)

“An unforgettable experience that is perfect for those who want to broaden their view of the world.”
(Destination: Malaysia)

#LUGlobal #LUTravel2018