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Winter 2018: Hawaii NTDT
January 02, 2018 - January 31, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
11/05/2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM209 Smith Hall
11/10/2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM209 Smith Hall
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
The Hawaiian Islands are stepping-stones linking East to West. Each island has its own rich cultural heritage. You will learn all about many aspects of culture including ancient traditions of the Hawaiian ohana (family) from interactions with residents and health professionals. You will learn to speak the Hawaiian language that is taught throughout Hawaii schools. The revitalization of the Hawaiian culture is a reminder that the past clearly defines the present. Through the activities in this program you will be able to connect with both contemporary and historical cultural activities throughout the islands of Oahu, Big Island, and Maui. In addition to lectures, excursions will include tours of dietary facilities at medical centers, discussions with nutritionists and nutrition researchers, tasting and preparing local meals, museum tours, and field to table tours. Students will stay in condominium units and hotels.

The Program Fee includes accommodations, all group excursions, and ground transportation in Hawaii. Students will reside in double rooms in hotels.

The Program Fee does not include airfare to or from Hawaii, nor airport transfers within the Continental U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Hawaii. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimated 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 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 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
NTDT 445: Teaching Methods: Nutrition/Foods (3 credits)
Course is designed to teach students how to select the most appropriate teaching strategy for a specified target audience and develop and implement a culturally sensitive presentation. Design graphics/visual aids that are creative, interesting, & culturally appropriate. Includes developing needs assessment; writing instructional objectives; selecting appropriate methods, materials and resources for audiences varying in age, literacy and ethnicity; planning, implementing and evaluating education programs related to food and nutrition.
Prerequisite: NTDT 200
Satisfies the following requirements:
Global Studies Minor
NTDT 475: Transcultural Food and Cuisine (3 credits)
Students will develop a broad understanding and appreciation of Hawaiian culture, including the foods, language, art, Polynesian family system, kahuna la’au lapa’au (Hawaiian herbal medicine), and legends/myths of Hawaii. Discover foods native to Hawaii, learn about food ideology systems and about the Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Filipino, and Southwest Asia influences on food habits. Review of transcultural food habits, habits, beliefs, customs and taboos. Visits to major food industries and health organizations, and interaction with indigenous populations.
Prerequisite: NTDT 200
Satisfies the following requirements:
UNIV 371-012: Domestic Travel Study - Hawaii NTDT (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their domestic travel study experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Applicants must attend at least one interest meeting.

Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

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.
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 $1,100.00.
  • 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
Final Program Fee$4,450.00$4,450.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$6,708.00$10,456.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,100.00$1,100.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
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.
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.
Marie Kuczmarski
Faculty Director
Nutrition and Dietetics
010 Carpenter Sports Building

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

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