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Fall 2018: EXCHANGE Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality
July 30, 2018 - December 03, 2018 (dates are tentative)

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Program Notes
Note: This program requires the even exchange of students between UD and the partner institution abroad. Therefore the number of exchange spots available to outbound UD students is dependent on the number of inbound students sent to UD by the partner institution. If parity is not achieved, the exchange cannot take place.
Program Description
The Department of Hospitality Business Management, in partnership with the Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality (SSTH) offers HOSP students the opportunity to study abroad in Chur, Switzerland, while taking courses that count towards their major during the fall semester of their sophomore year. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Swiss Diploma during the graduation commencement.


General Info / Student Life

The School: SSTH was founded in 1966 and enrolls approximately 600 students representing over 50 countries. SSTH is located in the town of Passugg, approximately 10 minutes outside of Chur, Switzerland's oldest city which dates back 5,000 years. The school building itself is a refurbished spa hotel with modern classrooms and wi-fi access throughout. Facilities include kitchen and dining facilities in which students work and learn, a student game room, disco, solarium, and lounge, as well as a library. Students are also permitted to use the facilities of the local sports center at no extra charge: indoor and outdoor swimming pool, fitness area, artificial ice rink, and sauna. Over half of the student body is Swiss, while the rest come from dozens of other countries, many from Europe and Asia.

Language: SSTH has two divisions – English and German. UD students are enrolled in English Division. UD students are also required to take one introductory German language course while at SSTH.

Calendar: Fall semester runs early August through early December.

Visas and Passports: Both are required for U.S. citizens. Students entering Switzerland to study for a period shorter than 6 months no longer need to apply for a visa at the Swiss Embassy. SSTH will apply for the permit in Switzerland. Once the permission is granted, the student will be informed that the visa is ready to be stamped in their passport. Students then need to go to the embassy to pick up their personal visa. One important point to note is that the permit obtained this way cannot be extended. If a student with a passport from a country other than the USA or Canada applies for the exchange, the student needs an official International English Language Testing (IELTS) language certificate or needs to take the language test at a Swiss Embassy. This has to be done in advance. No other documents will be accepted from the immigration office.

Transportation: Chur is located approximately 75 miles from Zurich and is easily accessible via Switzerland's modern and convenient rail system. Public transportation is also available between Passugg and Chur .

Housing and Meals: Students are housed in furnished single dorm rooms on the school grounds; bathroom facilities are shared. The on-site dining facility provides all meals for students, including a full 3-course lunch during the week.
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
All students must enroll in the 0-credit course UNIV 550 (placeholder for this travel study experience) and UNIV 372 (Discovery Learning marker).
Courses: Students enroll in the following courses with the following UD equivalents:

BEVe – Beverages HOSP 218

CUTe – Cuisine Theory HOSP 201, NTDT200

CUPe – Cuisine Practice HOSP 211, HOSP, 325

FBTe – F& B Service Theory HOSP 321

FBPe – F&B Service Practice HOSP 266

GER – German I GRMN 105

In order to obtain transfer credit at UD, students must earn a minimum grade of 5.0 (on 1-6 point Swiss grading scale) in the subjects transferred to UD as HRIM or NTDT courses, and a 4.5 in the German course
Requirements
University of Delaware freshmen majoring in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management are eligible to apply. A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 is required.

Students must submit the online application by February 15 (for fall admission), as well as one letter of recommendation submitted online by a UD faculty member.

While taking classes at SSTH students are required to wear formal business attire—dark blazer, dark slacks, black shoes, light shirt, and tie for men, and dark blazer, dark slacks or skirt, blue or black shoes, light shirt or blouse for women. In the evenings and on weekends the dress code does not apply.
Costs
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Fall Semester
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 Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $0.00 will be due in early April.
  • The balance of the Tuition/Fees will be due in early August.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • 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.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Estimated Tuition based on current year$5,935.00$15,930.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$5,935.00$15,930.00
Students participating in the exchange pay their regular undergraduate full-time tuition plus fees to the University of Delaware; they do not pay for UD on-campus housing or meal plan. For information on financial aid or scholarships that normally apply to UD tuition, please contact UD's Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Students pay housing and meal costs to SSTH directly (approximately 7500 CHF for the semester). SSTH also charges students a registration fee, health insurance premium, and a deposit to cover books and possible equipment or uniform purchases (unused portion refunded at end of semester). These costs total approximately 3,000 CHF for the semester. All travel expenses to and from Switzerland are also the responsibility of the student.

NOTE: If a student terminates his/her exchange after August 18, SSTH will charge the student full tuition and room expenses for the semester, as well as a prorated amount for meals, insurance, and other deposits based on the number of days the student has spent at SSTH. If these charges are not paid before departing Switzerland, they will be charged to the student's UD account.

Students not on UD exchange pay tuition directly to SSTH while taking a leave of absence from UD. In such cases, financial aid or scholarships may not apply, and students are not eligible for IGS study abroad scholarships; students should consult with UD's Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
Scholarships
Scholarships are available for full-time UD undergraduate students accepted to UD exchange programs.
Deadlines
All application materials are due by 5:00pm on the dates listed below:
Submit Program Application by 5pm onFebruary 15, 2018
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly August
Contacts
Ali Poorani
Faculty Director
Hospitality Business Management
Raub Hall
302-831-6353
poorani@udel.edu

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




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