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Winter 2018: Boulder/San Francisco ENTR - micro
January 07, 2018 - January 27, 2018 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Program Notes
Program Description

Study entrepreneurship and what it takes to build, scale, and cultivate a self-sustaining startup ecosystem in select major tech startup hubs and cities (Wilmington, Philadelphia, NYC) culminating in trips to Boulder, Colorado, and the San Francisco Bay Area, which are both known for their second-to-none startup culture and some of the most successful companies in the world. Students will enjoy exploring the economic and social culture of each startup hub visited in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of what makes companies and individuals gravitate to these tremendously successful business communities.

During this adventure-filled micromester, you’ll be boiling down your thoughts and impressions into summaries which will then be submitted for publication in Media, a major online tech news media outlet. During each startup hub excursion, you’ll interact with professionals including startup founders, CEOs, high-level employees and venture capitalists (some of whom are even University of Delaware alumni) as you study entrepreneurship and learn about what makes each community unique and radiant in its own way. In addition, you’ll learn about each city’s startup culture through visits to local startup company headquarters, leading co-working spaces and well-known startup accelerators.

Whether you’re interested in entrepreneurship, venture capitalism, joining an accelerator, economic development of startup communities, or the history of how some of the world’s most exciting startup hubs established their footing, this program is your chance to learn about what it takes to build, scale and cultivate a self-sustaining startup ecosystem and the companies and people who call them home.

The Program Fee covers housing, cultural and academic excursions and international medical insurance. Students will reside in double rooms in hotels at all locations.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare nor airport transfers. The program officially begins when students arrive in Wilmington, DE. 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, plane tickets have been reserved for the group, and students are strongly encouraged to purchase as part of the group reservation.

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 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
ENTR 367: Seminar: Startup Communities (3 credits)
Students will engage in a tour and study of several major startup ecosystems, culminating in trips to Boulder, Colorado and the San Francisco Bay Area. Goals and learning outcomes include gaining an understanding of why the success of each community is vital to economic development in its respective city. Visits to each startup ecosystem will include a series of one-on-one and roundtable discussions with some of its leaders and influencers (both public and private), founders and investors. For each startup ecosystem visited, students will be expected to create and maintain an online travel blog where they will upload their reflections and analyses. A select few entries will be featured for publication in Technically Media's online news site. Technically Media will be showcasing this micromester as a special feature on their online news site, and will otherwise follow the students' journeys and learnings throughout.
UNIV 371-017: Domestic Travel Study - Boulder/San Francisco ENTR - micro (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 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 $1,200.00.
  • 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$1,485.00$3,984.00
Estimated Program Fee$4,450.00$4,450.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$5,965.00$8,464.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00
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 onSeptember 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 27, 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.
Mona Parikh
Faculty Director
132 E. Delaware Ave. Suite 100, Newark

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

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