International Travel Awards

Add an extra dimension to your studies with our exciting International Travel Awards. All students can apply for a place on one of the trips abroad, with flights, tours and accommodation included.

Our International Travel Awards gives students the opportunity to “Go Further” and is part of our Student Experience Framework. The purpose of the Awards is to provide opportunities outside of your course to travel abroad with the University. This demonstrates the universities commitment in investing in in you, to broaden your world view and expand our global mind-set.

Being part of a trip is unique experience for everyone involved. If you’re looking to increase independence, push your boundaries and enhance your global outlook, this experience is perfect for you.  Whatever the destination the overwhelming response has been an unforgettable experience with memories to last a lifetime.

Student Tamzin Burch explains what the International Travel Awards are and where you can travel.

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For the last two years we have taken lucky groups of students to visit Iceland in January. 

This exhilarating trip took in everything from a black sand beach to a glacier walk, the Blue Lagoon, tour of Reykjavik and visit to the university.

Derby Uni Iceland 2018 Overview - 40 students, 7 nights! Why you should get involved with the International Travel Awards.

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"The most rewarding, enlightening and incredible challenge presented to me to date." - Charlotte Bell

"A magical, educationally stimulating, fun-packed experience" - Steve Gillatt

"A phenomenal opportunity to learn, adapt and socialise in magnificent surroundings with lovely people!" - Lauren Moore


In May 2018, 40 students travelled to Budapest together, experiencing a packed four days of Hungary’s capital city landmarks. They visited the Hospital in the Rock, House of Terror, Holocaust Museum, Folklore Show, the Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. Along with dinner on a river cruise, it was the experience of a lifetime.

International Travel Awards - Budapest Video

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New York & Washington, D.C.

We took an eager group of students to visit New York City and Washington in June 2018. Over six days, they explored some of America’s most important cultural landmarks, including Times Square, Liberty Island, Ellis Island, the 9/11 Memorial Museum and the United Nations. In Washington, D.C., they experienced the memorials for World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Presidents Lincoln and Jefferson, along with the White House.

International Travel Awards - New York Video

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Over 30 students explored Rome in May 2019. During the four-day trip they experienced the wonders of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. They took a coach tour to Naples and the ancient Roman city Pompeii. Taking in the stunning Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel friendships and memories were made. Everyone threw a coin into the Trevi Fountain so if tradition is true they are all sure to return to Rome.

University of Derby students in Rome travelling with the International travel award scheme

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