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Winter 2018: Australia HOSP
January 04, 2018 - February 01, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
02/17/2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PMCMU 120 - in the Courtyard Hotel
02/20/2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMCLB 102
02/28/2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMCLB 102
03/09/2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PMRaub Hall
03/21/2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMRaub Hall
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/09/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM048 Memorial Hall
11/13/2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM306 Gore Hall
12/08/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM306 Gore 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
If you are interested in Conventions, Meeting, International Events, Culture and Cuisine, come join Hospitality Business Management in a Winter Study Abroad Program in Australia. We will fly to Sydney and stay in Manly, a resort town located across from the Sydney Harbor in the northern coastal peninsula.

Manly is just a 30-minute ferry ride from Sydney, which is located on Australia's east coast, surrounds the world's largest natural harbor, and sprawls towards the Blue Mountains to the west. It is an incredibly multicultural city, with over a quarter of its population born overseas. Sydney has an advanced market economy with strengths in finance, manufacturing, and tourism. Millions of tourists come to Sydney each year to see the city's landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor, the Royal National Park, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. It is also in close proximity to the Blue Mountains, which is known for dramatic with steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests, waterfalls and villages dotted with guesthouses, galleries and gardens.

Academics and excursions

Our program will be staying at the International College of Management Sydney (ICMS). ICMS is a community of scholars, industry professionals and students working together to produce leaders in business, events, hospitality, international business, international tourism, property and sports management. When the school is in session it houses 1200 students, which is a student population that is smaller than other Australian universities. The campus is located above the ocean shores to the North and was the home of the last active Catholic Convents in Australia. The ICMS building, with its Gothic style, holds a commanding position overlooking the azure of Sydney Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. ICMS is also close enough to the city - 17 minutes by fast ferry - for visits to art galleries, museums, the best city shops, the historic Rocks area and Sydney's famous Opera House.

We will tour the region to discover the history, culture, cuisine that had developed from an international immigrant population. This melting pot of cultures/cuisines provides a stimulating background to our studies. After 3 years of extensive renovation, the Sydney Exhibition Centre reopened in the Fall of 2016. Students will get a first hand look at the impressive array of facilities along with tours of the famous Sydney Opera House, Botanical Gardens and the Olympic Village making it an idea stage to learn about meeting, conventions and events.


Students reside in doubles in a modern dormitory setting. Breakfast and lunch daily at ICMS are included in the program fee, along with culinary excursions throughout the Sydney/ Manly region.

This is truly an experience of a lifetime for students who are interested in international hospitality. Our program will explore the intersections between culture, cuisine, and events!

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

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Asia/Australia, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Sydney. 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 provided a recommended itinerary and are encouraged to purchase a ticket on this itinerary; no seats are being held.

Students who are U.S. citizens should also budget an estimated $20 to cover the cost of their ETA-Visa to enter Australia. Students who hold passports from other countries may have other visa requirements and/or additional expenses.
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.
HOSP 215: Meeting and Conference Management (3 credits)
Development of management strategies applicable to meeting and conference management including the methodologies unique to each property and group served by any one operation.
HOSP 328: International Cuisine and Culture (3 credits)
The study abroad course will focus on the exploration of the foods, beverages, eating practices, health & wellbeing and customs – both today and historically – associated with foods of the different cultures and/or ethnic groups that have become, or are becoming, integral parts of the American culture and how today's foods are a reflection of these many sources. In this exploration, our travels on study abroad and the cultures of immigrants to Australia, particularly those whose homeland was in the Pacific Rim. We will focus our learning on the origin and migration of different foods among varied cultural and geographic area, as well as to appreciate the role that food and beverage has played in the life of multiple cultural groups over time. The economic impact of food production and consumption and the impact of such agricultural economics on the preparation and usage of foods and beverages historically and today, will also be considered.
UNIV 370-171: Study Abroad - Australia HOSP (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
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 $2,200.00.
  • 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$2,228.00$5,976.00
Final Program Fee$3,800.00$3,800.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$6,058.00$9,806.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,200.00$2,200.00
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.
Program fee includes accommodations, most excursion costs and some meals.
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.
Brian Miller
Faculty Director
Hospitality Business Management
14 W. Main Street - Raub Hall
Nicholas Waller
Faculty Director
Hospitality Business Management
Trabant University Center - Vita Nova

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

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