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Summer 2018: Hong Kong FASH Internship
May 31, 2018 - July 28, 2018 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Interest Meetings:
09/05/2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PMALS 310
10/04/2017 4:40 PM - 5:30 PM310 ALW (Alison Hall West)
Program Notes
The November 20 deadline helps to ensure early internship placement and completion of all training visa documentation in a timely manner.

Once you have completed the online application, students are required to e-mail Dr. Hye-Shin Kim (hskim@udel.edu) the following:
  • Resume (please attach evidence that your resume has been reviewed by the University Career Services Center)
  • University transcript (unofficial transcript is accepted)
  • One-page cover letter to potential employees describing your skill sets and type of work placement that meets your interest (e.g., textiles and raw materials, marketing, retail, product development, sourcing, etc.). The letter must be thoroughly proof-read and error free.

After all paperwork has been received, the faculty director will contact you to schedule an interview. As part of the interview process, the faculty director will assess your preparedness with various questions including the following:
  • Why do you want to intern in Hong Kong?
  • Why are many multinational companies located in Hong Kong?
  • What do you know about Hong Kong’s culture, politics, and history?
  • What types of experience do you expect to gain in Hong Kong that is different from working for a company within the United States?
Program Description
Gain professional business experience in Asia's Fashion Center by participating in an 8-week internship experience in exciting Hong Kong! This internship is an unpaid training position that allows you to gain hands-on experience in a workplace environment. The internship will provide you practical experience to enhance your on-campus learning. Drawing on their extensive network of partner organizations, Global Academic Ventures (GAV), will place students in some of Hong Kong's well known multinational corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, government bodies, nonprofit organizations and community service organizations. This course is an off-campus supervised and coordinated field study program in the fashion and related industries in Hong Kong. The primary goal of this course is to enhance student learning through firsthand knowledge of the global apparel business environment in Hong Kong. Through this course, students will be able to broaden their understanding of the international fashion business environment and apply their knowledge within a field experience setting. Instructors will provide one-on-one guidance through initial meetings on campus in Newark and via e-mail, Skype, and Sakai while students are abroad.

Students will work at their internship site approximately 40 hours per week. Actual work hours will vary depending upon job placement. This Internship Study Abroad Program features a multi-day welcome-to-Hong Kong orientation program, followed by a 8-week unpaid internship. A local representative of GAV will serve as the students' contact while in Hong Kong and assist with any problems or questions that may arise. Preference will be given to students majoring in Fashion and Apparel Studies with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the fashion industry after graduation. However, applications from non-fashion majors with business background are welcome. If you have questions about your qualifications for this program, please contact a Faculty Director.

The Program Fee includes the cost and processing for a training visa, shared hotel-style accommodation (with a mini-fridge and microwave), public transport passes with limited credit to get you started, group transfer between the airport and accommodation in Hong Kong (for both arrival and departure when doing so within the designated timeframe), and orientation activities in Hong Kong including information about navigating the city and getting to and from your internship site via public transport. The Program Fee also includes a welcome dinner, a farewell dinner, 2 'catch up' dinners during the internship period and international medical insurance. Note that students will be responsible for all other meals. The HK staff managing on-site logistics are also available 24/7 for students to contact in the event of an emergency.

Optional excursions from Hong Kong are available on the weekends and may be purchased for an additional fee.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare or ground transportation to meet the group in Hong Kong or transport to and from internships. The program officially begins when students arrive in Hong Kong on Thursday, May 31, 2018. 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. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.
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 these questions with the 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 1 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
FASH 320: Fashion and Apparel Internship: Hong Kong (1 credit)

This course is an off-campus supervised and coordinated field study program in the fashion and related industries in Hong Kong The primary goal of this course is to enhance student learning through gain firsthand knowledge of the Hong Kong global apparel business environment in Hong Kong. Through this course, students will be able to:




  • Understand how business practices differ in a non-U.S. business environment

  • Understand how strategies differ when competing in different countries

  • Apply knowledge, diverse cultural frames of reference, and alternate perspectives to solve open-ended problems related to business activities

  • Practice sensitivity, adaptability, and flexibility in international settings

  • Display ability to work cooperatively and in a team with diverse people

  • Communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and in international settings.



In addition to attending pre-departure meetings, students will be required to keep a reflective journal, develop an in-depth company/culture report, develop a reflective summary paper, and develop a Powerpoint presentation showcasing their internship experience.

Restrictions: Requires permission of instructor.
UNIV 374-011: Study Abroad - Hong Kong FASH Internship (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their experience abroad.
Note that participation in this program does NOT fulfill UD’s Discovery Learning Experience for undergraduates which requires that students earn a minimum of three credits as part of a non-traditional academic experience.
Requirements
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale). Any judicial violations must be described and explained in detail during the interview. Failure to disclose judicial violations is grounds for dismissal from the program.
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 Summer 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 $1,800.00.
  • 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-December.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early June.
  • 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$495.00$1,328.00
Estimated Program Fee$6,200.00$6,200.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$6,725.00$7,558.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,800.00$1,800.00
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 onNovember 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedDecember 05, 2017
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-December
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly June
*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.
Contacts
Hye-Shin Kim
Faculty Director
Fashion and Apparel Studies
211 Allison Hall West
302-831-8714
hskim@udel.edu

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




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