Program Information
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Winter 2019: Australia/New Zealand HSBM
January 04, 2019 - February 04, 2019
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
02/27/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMRaub Hall Conference Room
03/05/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMGOR 103
03/13/2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMMEM 108
03/16/2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PMMEM 123
04/09/2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMGOR 117
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
05/15/2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PMSHL 105
09/24/2018 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM102 McDowell Hall
10/30/2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM216 McDowell Hall
12/07/2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM102 McDowell 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
Spend Winter Session 2019 studying beverage management and International Culture and Cuisine "Down Under" at the International College of Management Sydney (ICMS). Our program will take us to summer in Sydney's Manly Beach, Australia and to New Zealand where you will learn about the regions' major wine districts and factors that have shaped both Nations' culture and cuisine.

We will explore the cultures of Australia and New Zealand to underscore the importance of diversity in tourism. After 20 days in Manly Beach, Australia, we will travel to Wellington, the thriving capital of New Zealand on the country's north island. We will then travel to the south island that will provide us an opportunity to see some of New Zealand’s widely varying and spectacular settings ("Lord of the Rings" landscape). With the diverse cultures and lifestyles, our tours of the north and south islands present an ideal setting to study the relationship between wines, cuisine, and culture. You will have the opportunity to learn about the customs and foods of Australia's Aboriginals and New Zealand's Maori.

Depending on the location and venue, you will stay in a mixture of 3-star hotels and dormitories. Many of the meals will be included in our program including all breakfasts, most lunches, and many dinners. Our study will include tasting and sampling cuisines from the Pacific Rim Region. These foods may be unfamiliar to you. We expect all participants to try the foods we will explore during our program of study.

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

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Australia/New Zealand, 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 328: International Cuisine and Culture (3 credits)
Culture and cuisine are inextricably linked. Food and drink play prominent roles in literature, religion, art and everyday life. Furthermore, regional cuisine is a major tourism draw. This 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 and New Zealand, 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.
Satisfies the following requirements:
HOSP 418: Beverage Management (3 credits)
Beverages are a large profit and cost center for hospitality operations and requires proper management attention. Alcoholic beverages are a complex product category with legal and social issues that require special attention from management. The wide range of products, their high costs, and legal concerns associated with serving alcohol call for unique procurement, inventory and issuing systems. This course examines these issues along with an in-depth study of wine, beer, distilled spirits and non-alcoholic beverages. Program Participants will be required to obtain the Delaware Alcohol Seller and Server Certification prior to departing for Australia. Certification can be obtained online.
UNIV 370-020: Study Abroad - Australia/New Zealand HSBM (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 $2,900.00.
  • 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$2,295.00$6,165.00
Final Program Fee$6,200.00$6,200.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$8,525.00$12,395.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,900.00$2,900.00
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, 2018
$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.