Travel with LUSU Overseas

“Once in a lifetime… one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done.”

Each September we offer you the chance to join one of our three-week cultural exchange trips to India, Malaysia, or China or our two-week trip to Ghana.

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India: Spend 10 days in Southern India learning about Indian culture and heritage through a series of lectures and tours. Then move to Delhi in Northern India, for the opportunity to network with businesses, get involved in community projects, meet academics and government officials, and sightseeing.

This trip will take place from 27 August to 17 September.  Read the LUSU Overseas India Fact Sheet for more information about the activities that you will do during that time.

China: Travel to China to stay with Beijing Jiaotong University and witness first-hand the contrast between tradition and modernity though a range of activities from traditional tea tastings to watching Kungfu and acrobatic shows. You will have the opportunity to learn the language, sample Chinese higher education and volunteer with local student groups.

This trip will take place from 20 August to 12 September. BJTU have shared this Trip Summary with us which contains further details about what you’ll do during the trip.

Malaysia: Spend three weeks with our partner institution Sunway University in stylish Kuala Lumpur. Meet major businesses, get involved in community projects, work with academics and enjoy a home-stay with a Malaysian family.

This trip will take place from 28 August to 18 September. Download the LUSU Overseas Malaysia Fact Sheet to learn more.

Ghana: Visit the Lancaster University Ghana campus in Accra. You’ll spend two weeks exploring this dynamic city, learning about the contemporary and historical issues affecting the region and discussing international issues with academics.

This trip will take place from 28 August to 12 September. Read the LUSU Overseas Ghana Fact Sheet to find out more.

What do I get for my money?

The £750 fee to travel to China, India or Malaysia or the £625 fee to travel to Ghana covers your accommodation, scheduled activities and the majority of your meals. Not included are flights (this varies depending on destination), injections and medication, spending money, visas and travel to and from UK airports.

You can apply for financial assistance to help cover the fee. Grants of up to £750 are available depending on your circumstances. The majority of students who travel with LUSU are supported by some form of travel grant. Speak to a member of LUSU’s International team to find out more.

How do I Sign Up?

Applications for the 2016 trips are now closed. If you would like to discuss the options for future trips with a member of the LUSU Overseas team, please email

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