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100 Funded Field Trip Places for Lincoln International Business School Students

Lincoln International Business School students can expand their horizons and see international business in action by joining funded international trips to exciting overseas destinations.

LIBS 100 gives students the opportunity to enhance their global mindset, connect with our global community and partners, and learn from international experts through 100 funded field trip places each academic year.

Places are open to all students enrolled on a programme within Lincoln International Business School. However, each student can only receive funding for one LIBS 100 trip throughout their study, so please make sure that you apply for the ones most relevant to your areas of interest.

During the Trip

Students are expected to play an active role both before and during the trip. This means you may be required to work on projects relating to the trip prior to the travel period.

You will also be expected to evidence engagement with the following trip outcomes:

  • Enhanced understanding of business and tourism practices from an international perspective
  • Consideration of the Sustainable Development Goals and how they have been or could be adopted, drawing on examples considered during the trip
  • Experience of teamwork and interpersonal skills through collaboration and learning with international peers

 

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Application Process

An application form will need to be completed for each trip, and you can apply for several trips, although you will only be accepted onto one. Places are limited and will be awarded on the strength of each individual application, so please take your time with your application to ensure that you meet all the relevant criteria.

Important Information

LIBS 100 funding covers transfer costs between Lincoln and the trip destination, and accommodation during the trip duration. You will still be required to cover some costs during the trip, such as for food and extra activities.

As part of the trips, photos and videos will be taken of the group. These may be used for promotional purposes on the University website, social media, Open Days or similar. If you do not want to be included in promotional photographs, then please let the trip organisers know in advance.

Previous Trips

Where Can I Go?

Please see below for the trips planned for this academic year. Please note that there are some parts of the trips that are still in development, and all are subject to change, depending on the global environment. Any updates will be sent to your student email address once you have had your place confirmed.

Porvoo and Helsinki, Finland

4–8 April

Finland is consistently considered to be one of the happiest countries in the world – despite also being one of the coldest!

The capital of Helsinki has been awarded the title of ‘European Capital of Smart Tourism’ thanks to its excellence in sustainability, digital innovation, cultural and creative heritage, and accessibility. With its focus on sustainability and significant efforts to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals, Finland is a great place to visit to learn more about how we can put the Sustainable Development Goals into action. Before the trip, you will be expected to have conducted some research into sustainability practices, and during the trip you will be able to see some of these initiatives in action.

The trip is organised in collaboration with Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and will include workshops and activities with students focusing on sustainable business and tourism. Prior to the trip, you will be required to complete an analysis on your carbon footprint and research into sustainability in Lincoln.

Applications Closed

Porvoo and Helsinki, Finland Sample Itinerary

Day/DateActivity
Monday 4 April – Lincoln/Porvoo Departure for Finland
Tuesday 5 April – Porvoo

Tour of Porvoo

Sustainability Workshop
Wednesday 6 April - Porvoo

Visit to Local Businesses

Sustainable Nature Tourism Wellbeing Experience
Thursday 7 April – Helsinki

Humans and Nature Exhibition

Sightseeing
Friday 8 April – Helsinki/Lincoln

Return to Lincoln

Zwolle and Amsterdam, Netherlands

June 2022

Orange may be the colour of the Netherlands but the country also prides itself on being green!

For many years, the Netherlands has led the world in innovations and policies that strive to increase sustainability and provide companies with renewable resources and eco-friendly ways of living. With a National Environmental Policy Plan in place for more than 20 years, the Netherlands is the ideal location to visit to consider sustainable business practice and innovation. Before the trip, you will be expected to have conducted some research into sustainability initiatives/practices in the Netherlands and during the trip you will be able to see some of these initiatives in action.

The trip is organised in collaboration with Windesheim University of Applied Sciences and will include workshops and activities with students focusing on sustainable business. Prior to the trip, you will be required to work with peers in Zwolle on a collaborative online international learning project which will be expanded on further during the trip.

Applications Closed

Zwolle and Amsterdam, Netherlands Sample Itinerary

Day/DateActivity
Monday 20 June – Lincoln/Amsterdam

Departure for Netherlands

Sightseeing
Tuesday 21 June – Zwolle

Innovation and Sustainability in Business Workshop

Wednesday 22 June – Zwolle

Group Project Work

Thursday 23 June – Zwolle

Group Presentations

Friday 24 June – Amsterdam/Lincoln

Sightseeing

Return to Lincoln

Killarney, Republic of Ireland

June 2022

There’s a reason they call Ireland the ‘Emerald Isle’! Known for its rolling green hills, it’s not surprising that Ireland is prioritising sustainable travel and business practices.

The Republic of Ireland is proud of its natural resources and the innovation of its people, and is making conscious efforts to protect and enhance them through initiatives that encourage sustainability. Located on the edge of Killarney National Park, The Gleneagle Hotel has flourished from modest beginnings into one of Ireland’s most popular visitor destinations. During the trip, you will learn more about how the entrepreneurial spirit which first inspired a young Killarney family to turn their home into a business endures with sustainability and entrepreneurship at its heart.

This trip is organised in collaboration with Gleneagle Hotel and Apartments and will include activities focusing on sustainable business and entrepreneurship. During the trip you will be required to work in groups on a project relating to Decent Work and Economic Growth/Life on Land.

Applications Closed 

Killarney, Republic of Ireland Sample Itinerary

Day/DateActivity
Sunday 19 June – Lincoln/Killarney

Departure for Ireland

Monday 20 June – Killarney

Tour of Hotel and Facilities

Talk from Director of HR

Study Project Presentation

Tuesday 21 June – Killarney

Visit to Local Businesses

Killarney National Park Trip

Wednesday 22 June – Killarney/Lincoln

Return to Lincoln

Edinburgh, Scotland

3-6 July 2022

Scotland may be part of the United Kingdom, but this lush green country has a history and culture of its own. Scotland is home to an amazing variety of things to do - from pristine beaches to rolling hills, vibrant cities to crumbling castles, exciting cultural attractions and ancient heritage, Scotland has it all!  

Edinburgh is the capital city and offers a unique insight into Scottish culture and history. During this trip you will be introduced to different historical viewpoints, from the luxuries of Edinburgh Castle to the forgotten poverty-stricken town of Real Mary King’s Close. Fast forward to the bustling, popular tourist destination, and learn more about the importance of local business, as well as visiting attractions to see the sustainable practices used by local parks, enclosures, and green spaces.  

This trip is focused on tourism, sustainability, and life on land. Prior to the trip you will be required to work in groups on a project relating to Decent Work and Economic Growth/Sustainable Cities and Communities. 

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Edinburgh, Scotland Sample Itinerary

Day/DateActivity

Sunday 3 July - Lincoln/Scotland

Travel to Scotland

Modnay 4 July - Scotland

Historical Scotland Ranger Service – Guided Tour 

Edinburgh Zoo Visit 

Tuesday 5 July - Scotland

Edinburgh Castle Visit 

Real Mary King's Close – Guided Tour 

Wednesday 6 July - Scotland/Lincoln Travel to Lincoln 

Terms and Conditions

Limited number of places per trip. Places are by application only. One funded trip per student during their period of study. Students must be up-to-date with all assessments, and have an attendance record of 80% or more to be eligible to apply for a funded place*. Students must have a valid passport and visa. Advice will be offered to any international students applying.

Please note - although LIBS 100 provides students with the opportunity to undertake funded field trip places, students are required to have adequate funding for additional costs such as food and activities throughout the duration of their trip.

*If you do not meet these requirements but believe that you have a valid exemption, please contact LIBSGET@lincoln.ac.uk to discuss if you would be eligible to apply.