Students at City College Plymouth will benefit from more opportunities to study abroad following another successful application to the Government’s Turing Scheme.

For the second year in a row, the College will be able to fund trips to a number of far-flung destinations, where students will gain vital new skills while enjoying the trip of a lifetime. The past academic year has seen students jetting off to Bangkok as part of a national scheme that also enables universities and colleges to build relationships across the globe.

Thanks to the thorough application that was completed by the College’s highly successful International team, there will now be opportunities for students and staff to travel to California, Australia, Malaysia and Japan in 2022/23.

Ben Manning, the College’s Executive of Curriculum, Quality & Student Experience and owner of the Strategic Action for Curriculum, said: “As the city’s anchor provider for skills and having made a commitment to transform the lives of those who study with us, being able to offer these opportunities is a crucial part of our strategic vision.

“For more than 30 years the College has been delivering a programme that not only promotes international mobility, but also benefits the wider community, with the College able to enrich its curriculum as a result of the sharing of best practice with partners around the world.”

The College will be able to fund seven trips during the next academic year, with a focus on opportunities for students studying sport, business, and hospitality and catering. Funding will also be made available for travel and tourism students.

International Partnerships Officer, Cat Shepherd, added: “It’s brilliant news that we have again been awarded this funding – these trips have the potential to change lives.

“The trip to Bangkok this summer has been a huge success and the students have had an enriching experience learning some new skills and making memories that will last a lifetime.”

“This funding will also be used for a trip to the Netherlands, a return visit to Thailand for City College, and we’re delighted at another chance to visit Taipei. I wish I’d had such amazing opportunities like these when I was studying.”

If you would like to find out how you can join the College and benefit from studying abroad, call 01752 305300 or visit www.cityplym.ac.uk, where you can book a personalised tour of the College. Our Tutor and Tour sessions throughout July will be tailored to your requirements and can include an appointment with the College’s Information & Advice team.