Common Purpose Study Abroad Experiences: Sharjah

7th - 10th January 2018

 Join Common Purpose and travel to Sharjah to develop your ability to lead from a truly global perspective. You will play a part in tackling issues facing businesses, governments and societies worldwide.

What happens?

 You will explore a major world challenge “How Do Smart Cities Ensure They Are Inclusive?” from a local perspective. You will meet visionary leaders from global businesses, governments and international not-for-profit organisations. This will help you and your fellow participants understand the challenge and find creative ideas to solve it.

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

 Sharjah is one of the emirates of the United Arab Emirates. It is situated approximately one hour from Dubai. Sharjah is widely regarded as the cultural capital of the United Arab Emirates. Before applying it is important you familiarise yourself with the local laws and customs. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/united-arab-emirates

What is the eligibility criteria?

  You are an Undergraduate student at the University of Exeter

AND

  • You have achieved a minimum average of 55% or more in your assessments to date (if you are in your 1st year and have not received any feedback, we will measure you on the quality of your application. Therefore you are more than welcome to apply.) 
  • You meet the Widening Participation (WP) criteria outlined here
  • You are able to travel from Thursday 4th January - Friday 12th January 2018 – please note it will not be possible to stay in Sharjah after this programme. All participants must travel to UAE and return to the UK at the same time.

OR

  • You graduated in the summer of 2017 from the University of Exeter

AND

  • You are able to travel from Thursday 4th January - Friday 12th January 2018 – please note it will not be possible to stay in Sharjah after this programme. All participants must travel to UAE and return to the UK at the same time.

What funding is available?

Successful applicants will receive a scholarship which covers:

  • Programme costs
  • Return flights to Sharjah  
  • Accommodation
  • Travel from and to Sharjah International Airport
  • Insurance

How do I apply?

The application deadline is midnight on Monday 20th November 2017

 Undergraduate/Graduate WP application

 Graduate Non WP application

 If you have any questions please contact outbound@exeter.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

When students from diverse backgrounds and nationalities work and learn together, it provides a huge boost to their Cultural Intelligence, preparing them to become leaders of the future.

Shuvo Saha, Director,
Google Digital Academy