About Global Opportunities

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Programs at The Durham School inspire students to pursue engineering and management with a desire not just for technical competency, but also for a comprehensive education, an approach we term the engineer and constructor of the future. This professional focuses on innovation, possesses an entrepreneurial spirit, enjoys global and social awareness, and is a leader in the community.

The Global Opportunities Program takes the concept of globalization to a whole new level by encouraging our students to participate in international internships, study-abroad programs, international conferences, short international visits, and international exchange programs. Formal education in cultural awareness and global issues is complemented with actual experiences in a foreign land.

Study Abroad at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia

Victoria UniversityVictoria University, whose origins go back to 1916 when Footscray Technical School began, was established in 1990 and aims to be a University of opportunity for students from diverse countries, cultures, socio-economic and educational backgrounds. Within our namesake, the State of Victoria, and particularly our heartland the West of Melbourne, the university aims to be a leader in education, workforce development and knowledge exchange with business, government and the community, in ten key industry clusters including the built environment. Victoria University seeks to be internationally renowned for their distinctive curriculum emphasising work-integrated learning, community integrated learning, learning-integrated work, problem solving and cross-cultural skills.

Study Abroad at the University of Leeds in Leeds, UK

The University of LeedsThe University of Leeds was founded in 1904, but its origins go back to t­he nineteenth century with the founding of the Leeds School of Medicine in 1831 and then the Yorkshire College of Science in 1874. At the University of Leeds you will be taught by highly respected academics who are experts in their fields. You will have an array of facilities at your fingertips and access to more than 2.8 million library resources. During your time here you will meet new people and gain independence. You will have access to the award winning students’ union, which has more than 350 clubs and societies for you to choose from. The university has a truly cosmopolitan campus with an international student population of more than 5,000 drawn from 145 countries and staff of 99 different nationalities. You will find a real sense of community among the 33,000 students.

Study Abroad at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha in Castilla, Spain

Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha in Castilla, SpainFrom modest beginnings three decades ago, the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) has become a reference for higher education in the Castilian-Manchego community. With campuses in Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca and Toledo campuses in Talavera de la Reina and Almaden, the university is a modern and competitive institution with over 30,000 students, 2,300 faculty and researchers and 1,200 administrative and service professionals. The UCLM is a smart bet for those who outline their future, for those looking to improve their training throughout life and for foreign students pursuing academic enrichment, life or languages.