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Winter 2018: Vietnam/Laos LEAD
January 02, 2018 - February 02, 2018 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Interest Meetings:
03/09/2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMMEM 124
03/15/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMPRN 234
04/11/2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMGore 208
04/18/2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM217 Gore
Program Notes
This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.
Program Description
Vietnam and Laos will provide great locations for a civic engagement, leadership-focused study abroad experience. In Vietnam our locations will be Hanoi and Hoi An in northern Vietnam; in Laos our location will be Luang Prabang. In the LEAD 411: Leadership Dynamics course, you will get a firsthand understanding of how culture impacts leaders and the leadership process. Questions we will address: How does culture define how people interact? Does one leadership style work in all cultures? Do American leadership theories apply abroad? In LEAD 400: Leadership for the Common Good, you will learn about direct action organizing, consensus organizing and coalition building as you develop leadership development workshops and civic engagement projects.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related events and excursions, some meals, in-country transportation and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Vietnam nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Bangkok. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review http://www.udel.edu/global/studyabroad/information/disability.html these questions with the http://www.udel.edu/DSS/ Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
LEAD 400: Leadership for the Common Good (3 credits)
Direct action organizing, coalition building, consensus organizing as strategies for mobilizing people to create positive change. Emphasis on social responsibility, sustainability, collaborations, and multi-sector interactions.
Prerequisite: LEAD100 or LEAD101
LEAD 411: Topics in Leadership Dynamics (3 credits)
Topics relating to aspects of leadership. Themes in leadership dynamics will be explored.
Prerequisite: LEAD100
UNIV 370-164: Study Abroad - Vietnam/Laos LEAD (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Requirements
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale). All students are also required to complete this Qualtrics questionnaire at least 24 hours before your interview.

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
Costs
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,500.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,228.00$5,976.00
Estimated Program Fee$3,000.00$3,000.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$5,258.00$9,006.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,500.00$1,500.00
Scholarships
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onApril 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 02, 2017
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants.
Contacts
Audrey Helfman
Faculty Director
Public Policy and Administration
186B Graham Hall
302-740-9027
ahelfman@udel.edu

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.




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