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BU Destination Programme: Summer Schools 2018

We are delighted to be launching the BU Destination Programme: Summer Schools 2018. This year two Destination Programmes will be held in Spain and Indonesia and will offer a programme of interactive lectures, workshops, and industry and cultural visits, hosted by our partner universities overseas. Please note that the advertised dates include travel.

  • Destination Spain Summer School at Universidad San Jorge (USJ) Zaragoza – from 8 - 15 April 2018
  • Destination Indonesia Summer School at BINUS Jakarta – from 1 - 9 June 2018

We are looking for students, at any level of their studies, who are keen to develop their intercultural skills and global awareness, enthusiastic to share their knowledge and experiences, and enrich the world as socially responsible global citizens.

You will be working together with your peers from the partner University to address one or more of the Global Grand Challenges related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, by researching and articulating the problem and presenting evolutionary or revolutionary ideas and solutions. Undertaking these projects will foster development of your global mind-set and enhance your employability profile. These activities are also eligible for inclusion in the Global Talent Programme. For more information about joining the Global Talent Programme visit the website.  

Further details on what is included in the package can be found below.

Programme outline

The programme for each summer school is comprised of four elements:

  • Insight into local socio-economic environment, culture and values
  • Experiential and social learning activities facilitated by local partner university students and staff
  • Business and cultural visits
  • Work towards a collaborative project related to UN Sustainable Development Goals. These are:
    • Goals 4 (Quality Education), 5 (Gender Equality), 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) for Spain
    • Goals 4 (Quality Education), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) and 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) for Indonesia.

Expected outputs

You will be working on the UN Sustainable Development Goals for your Destination Programme using a variety of research methods. The outcomes of your work will be presented through a portfolio of artefacts, demonstrating your observations, ideas and solutions. You will also be expected to collect evidence of the impact of your experience, through one of the following perspectives: geographic (e.g. focussing on chosen regions), demographic (e.g. focussing on graduates or youth) and/or sectorial (e.g. tourism, or public sector etc.). A final reflective artefact on student learning gains from the summer school will be documented and published.  

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What will the BU funding cover?

  • Return economy flights (including return coach Bournemouth / airport)
  • One piece of hold luggage
  • Visa (if applicable)
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Full tuition programme including visits
  • Local transport.

You are advised to bring your own spending money for any additional purchases you may wish to make while overseas. Please note that you may be required to pay for your own meals on travel days or if meal times fall during allocated free time. 

Please also note that accommodation is allocated on a twin share basis.

Travel information

Entry requirements – Spain

UK and EU passport holders

If your passport describes you as a British Citizen or a British Subject with Right of Abode in the United Kingdom, you don’t need a visa to enter Spain. If you have another type of British nationality, you should check entry requirements with their nearest Spanish Embassy or Consulate. Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay.

Non EEA nationals

If you are a non EEA national and you need permission to be in the UK from the UK Home Office (such as a Tier 4 or other type of visa) then you will need to apply for a visa. A short stay or travel visa will allow a visit of up to 3 months in any six month period.   

Entry requirements – Indonesia

Please note: You must have a valid passport with at least six months remaining from the date of your return departure from Indonesia to the U.K.

All nationalities

Successful applicants will require a Socio-Cultural Visa to enter Indonesia. We will support successful applicants through the visa application process. 


Please refer to the NHS guidelines regarding immunisations.
You will need to book immunisations through your local GP at your own cost.


BU will provide comprehensive travel insurance for the duration of the overseas trip.

Who is eligible to apply?

You can apply if you are a BU student undertaking a Foundation, Diploma, UG, PGT, MPhil, MRes programme, or PhD. These exclude courses in franchise, validation, shared delivery or off-campus delivery programmes. Furthermore you must not already have received Global Horizons Funding in 2017/18.

 Please note the following eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants can only apply for one Destination Programme taking place in 2017/18
  • You cannot apply if you have been successful in your application for the global Festivals of Learning (gFoL) in 2017/18. This restriction does not apply to participants in previous gFoL events, i.e. in 15/16 or 16/17.
  • You cannot apply if you have received Global Horizons Funding for activities taking place in 2017/18 (including Study Exchange programmes). This restriction does not apply to those who have received Global Horizon Funding in previous years.

Important: Your application must be fully completed and your most up to date CV attached. Incomplete applications or applications without a CV attached will not go through to the quality assessment stage.

When is the deadline for applications?

The call for applications is now open and the deadline is 10am on Monday 19 February 2018.

How do I apply?

Please complete the online application for BU Destination Programme: Summer Schools 2018 and email your CV together with any relevant examples of work or your portfolio to

It is your responsibility to ensure all the necessary information is provided correctly. Incomplete or inaccurate applications and/or missing CVs will be marked as void and removed from the process.

Please note the panel’s decision is final and we cannot provide individual feedback on applications.

When will I find out if I've been successful?

Within one week of submitting your application you will receive an email confirming the outcome of your application status.

Important information

(1) Please ensure your email address is correct. All communication will be sent to your student email address, which you have provided in your application form, so please check this!

(2)  If successful, your participation in the above programme is subject to USJ, BINUS and BU finalising the terms of the arrangements between both institutions.