Program Information
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Winter 2019: Vietnam/Cambodia FINC
January 04, 2019 - January 30, 2019
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
03/07/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMPurnell 325
03/21/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMPurnell 325
04/09/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMPurnell 238
04/18/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMPurcell 328
05/17/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMPurnell 329
09/06/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMPurnell 328
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
09/25/2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMPurnell 328
10/23/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM328 Purnell
Health Meetings - attend one of the following:
10/16/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMStudent Health Services, conference room
10/24/2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMStudent Health Services, conference room
Program Notes
Program Description

Interested in emerging markets, international trade, and finance? This program in Vietnam and Cambodia in January 2018 will give you an opportunity to see how the knowledge and tools you are learning at UD translate to small and medium enterprises in Southeast Asia. We will visit Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Phnom Pehn, learning about their culture, historic significance, and business relevance in the next century.

Based in three major cities in Southeastern Asia you will interact with local entrepreneurs, financial institutions, and government officials. We will learn how local businesses find customers and develop export market, where they obtain financing, and the view in the region of the Trans Pacific Partnership. And we will learn about challenges unique to emerging market firms. We will compare challenges facing businesses in the region with challenges faced by similar-sized firms in the United States. It won’t be all business related: we will spend a significant amount of time engaged in cultural emersion activities. We will visit Ha Long Bay, take walking tours of both capitals, and see a water puppet show in Hanoi. You will also have significant free time to explore each city we visit.

All hotels will be centrally located, 3-star or higher, with students in twin share rooms. Breakfast is included at the accommodation in all locations, as is wifi. We will travel through the region via ground transportation. While we will see some of the major tourist areas in the region, but we will also spend significant time off of the beaten path. This will give us the best possible opportunity to learn about the region, culture, and local businesses from the ground level.

This is a great opportunity to explore a highly dynamic region of the world with a rich history, culture, and tremendous future. It is also your opportunity to expand your knowledge base and skill set by learning about a region significantly different than the United States.

The Program Fee includes housing, academic and cultural excursions, visits to companies and international medical insurance. Students will be housed in 3-star hotels,apartments or hostels with 1-2 group lunches or dinners. Students are responsible for the remainder of their meals.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Asia, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Vietnam. 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 given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.

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.
FINC 367: Seminar on International Trade Finance (3 credits)
This course is a seminar on selected topics in global trade and finance with a focus on trade and trade finance in Vietnam and Cambodia. The course will combine classroom presentations and exercises with visits to local organizations.
Restrictions: FINC311 or permission of instructor.
FINC 392-072: Seminar on International Financial Management (3 credits)
Seminar at an overseas location on selected topics in international financial management. Combines lectures and visits to local organizations. Research paper.
Prerequisite: FINC311 or permission of instructor.
UNIV 370-170: Study Abroad - Vietnam/Cambodia 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 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 $1,200.00.
  • 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-October.
  • 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$3,975.00$3,975.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$6,300.00$10,170.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00
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.
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 onSeptember 20, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 26, 2018
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
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.
John Stocker
Faculty Director
319 Purnell Hall

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