Program Information
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Spring 2018: Bahamas HDFS - Spring Break
March 24, 2018 - March 30, 2018 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
10/17/2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM201 Willard Hall
Program Notes
Program Description
This spring break opportunity allows students to complete requirements for the course Program Development and Evaluation (HDFS 347-070) on the Caribbean island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. Eleuthera is a 110-mile island with about 8,000 full-time residents and is located a 45-minute flight from the coast of Miami. Unlike other areas of the Bahamas where the landscape is peppered with flashy hotels, restaurants and retail catering to the cruise ship industry, Eleuthera is a much more humble setting reflective of the economic conditions in which many Bahamians and residents of the Caribbean live.

Students will work to complete a study abroad on the Island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas (English speaking) as part of a one-week intensive program evaluation effort for students enrolled in HDFS 347 section 070. The abroad component will be conducted in conjunction with the One Eleuthera Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to expanding economic, educational and nutrition opportunities for underserved residents on the island. In so doing, students will fulfill the requirements for the HDFS 347-070 course while also studying abroad and providing community service.

Students will work in teams to conduct a local program evaluation which will examine a program(s) intended goal to provide job training, expand education, or improve the nutrition environment. Students will begin this "hybrid" course at the start of the spring semester with both online and in person meetings, followed by an intensive program evaluation week on site in the Bahamas. In addition, you’ll learn about the local culture and heritage through an island excursion where you will experience an ocean hole stretching miles deep, quaint beachside settlement towns, and geological marvels like Hatchet Bay Cave a mile long formation filled with stalagmites and stalactites.

Students reside in double rooms in a dormitory-style setting with breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.

This is a unique opportunity to fulfill a course requirement while doing service learning abroad. Whether you’re interested in learning more about Caribbean life, how to conduct program evaluations, or just looking for a way to do some community service in the sun, HDFS 347-070 with an intensive study in Eleuthera, Bahamas is your chance to get your feet wet this Spring!

The Program Fee includes the accommodations, meals, in-country transportation, and excursions.

The Program Fee does NOT include 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
HDFS 347-070: Program Development and Evaluation (3 credits)
Focuses on program development, administrative procedures, and program evaluation. Basic skills required for the development, delivery and evaluation of a wide range of human service programs including preventive interventions for families and individuals.

Students will conduct a program evaluation in conjunction with the One Eleuthera Foundation Staff in order to provide the non-profit with strategic guidance about the extent to which programs are being implemented as planned, according to best practices, or with regard to program impacts.
Prerequisite: HDFS235 and HDFS334 or permission of instructor. COREQ: HDFS334 or permission of instructor.
UNIV 373-034: Study Abroad - Bahamas HDFS Spring Break (0 credits)
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
This program requires students to enroll in HDFS 347 during Spring semester 2018.
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 Spring Semester
  • 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 $650.00.
  • 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 early December.
  • 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 Program Fee$1,500.00$1,500.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$1,500.00$1,500.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$650.00$650.00
Students will be charged standard tuition for spring semester based on their spring semester course enrollment, with payment due January 4, 2018.
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 onNovember 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedDecember 06, 2017
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *early December
*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.
Allison Karpyn
Faculty Director
Human Development and Family Sciences
113 Alison Hall

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