Program Information
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Winter 2019: Australia/Thailand BUAD/FINC
January 03, 2019 - February 02, 2019
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
02/22/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMLerner 125
03/16/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMLerner 230
03/20/2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMLerner 126
04/11/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMLerner 125
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/21/2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM125 Lerner Hall
11/04/2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM125 Lerner Hall
Health Meetings - attend one of the following:
09/26/2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMStudent Health Services, conference room
10/04/2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMStudent Health Services, conference room
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

Interested in international business and finance? Join us on a journey to Thailand and Australia, both important business hubs for emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific region. The group will interact with local and U.S. companies while experiencing the culture, energy, and beauty of both countries.

Our first stop is Bangkok. Thailand is known as the land of smiles because of its friendly people and the country has emerged as an anchor for its neighboring developing economies. Bangkok is one of the most important commercial centers in South East Asia and serves as a gateway and principal destination for many visitors. The Stock Exchange of Thailand lists over 544 companies with a combined market capitalization of about $300 billion. Excursions will include visits to the Royal Palace and one of Bangkok’s famous floating markets.

Our second stop is Chiang Mai, Thailand's second largest city and the most culturally significant location in northern Thailand. In terms of quality of living and development potential, it is second to none in Southeast-Asia. The city has a distinct international atmosphere with many foreign businesses locating there over the past decade due to its excellent infrastructure with international direct flight connections to all countries in the region. Excursions will include a day of instruction at a Thai cooking school and a visit to an elephant sanctuary.

After about 2 weeks in Thailand, the group will head “Down Under” to Sydney, Australia. Sydney is Australia’s most populous city and home to the famous Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge, and the headquarters for 90 banks and the regional headquarters for 500 multinational corporations. Excursions will include a visit to the Sydney Opera House and the opportunity to experience the Sydney Bridge Climb. To prepare for your experience, you will participate in four organizational meetings before departure.

The Program Fee includes housing throughout the program provided in 3-star hotels in Thailand and apartments in Sydney. All academic/cultural excursions and visits to 17-18 companies are included, and international medical insurance is provided. Breakfast is generally included as well as 6-8 other meals during the program. Students are responsible for the remainder of their meals.

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 Bangkok. 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.

Students 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.
BUAD 393: Seminar on International Marketing Management (3 credits)
This course introduces students to understanding international marketing strategies (specifically, Asia/Pacific). Specific attention will be paid to identifying and evaluating marketing strategies, assessing the environment, and utilizing marketing research for global expansion.
Prerequisite: BUAD 301 or permission of instructor.
FINC 392: Seminar on International Financial Management (3 credits)
This course is a seminar on selected topics in international financial management. We will be concentrating on the financial management decisions companies make in Thailand and Australia. The course will combine classroom presentations and exercises with visits to local organizations.
Prerequisite: FINC311 or permission of instructor.
UNIV 370-022: Study Abroad - Australia/Thailand BUAD/FINC (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 email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

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 $2,000.00.
  • 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 CGPS 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.
  • CGPS 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$2,295.00$6,165.00
Final Program Fee$5,485.00$5,485.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$7,810.00$11,680.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,000.00$2,000.00
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.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
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, 2018
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.
Andrew Fields
Faculty Director
312 Purnell Hall
Sandra Fields
Faculty Director
Business Administration
234 Lerner Hall

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