From the 22nd of February to the 2nd of March, fifteen students of the Bath Spa University traveled from the United Arab Emirates to the United Kingdom. The 9 days educational trip consisted of visiting the city of Bath, Bath Spa University, and a tour of the city of London. The students were interviewed about their experience in the UK and they had nothing but great things to say.
Prior to their arrival to the UK, the final year students expressed great excitement and anticipation while preparing. Some of them had even started preparing months before the trip! They were looking forward to the cold weather and the experience the UK was going to bring; and needless to say, they were not disappointed!
For the five days allocated for the educational trip, three days were spent in the city of Bath and exploring the main campus of Bath Spa University. One day was spent exploring the city of London via a bus tour. Finally, the fifth day was left for the students to explore London on their own before leaving for their trip back to the UAE later in the day.
Throughout the UK trip, the students testified to having profound experiences within themselves. There are some who talk about having their horizons broadened; some who learned more about themselves in a time of reflection; after interacting with different cultures, others experienced a realization of how vast the world really was; and there are some who formed unexpected friendships along the way.
Suffice it to say that the UK trip had a profound impact to the final year students of the Business and Management course. When asked if they would like to return to the UK after their experience, the majority of them wished to revisit the country with their friends and family to share the experience with.