Program Information
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Winter 2019: Australia SPTM/HSBM
January 03, 2019 - February 05, 2019 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
02/20/2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMRaub Hall Conference Room
02/22/2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PMRaub Hall Conference Room
02/27/2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMRaub Hall Conference Room
03/01/2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMRaub Hall Conference Room
Program Notes
Program Description
Are you Interested in studying international sport & tourism (SPTM/HOSP 318) and sport event management (SPTM/HOSP 418) in the land down under? Australia is a country known for its unique history, culture, and beautiful, iconic landmarks and exotic animals! Join me for an adventure like no other in the land down under!

The majority of our classroom work will be completed in Melbourne and Tasmania. We examine adventure and recreational sport tourism in the mountains of Tasmania. In Melbourne, we will visit local sport organizations to learn about Australian sport and how sport events are capitalized on to draw tourists to the country and city. Students will also learn about the history of the indigenous people and their beautiful influence on the country.

Academic excursions will include the Olympic sites for the 1956 Melbourne Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games as well as the 2019 Australian Open, the famous Melbourne Cricket Grounds, Sport Victoria, Philip Island Grand Prix, among others. We will also explore sport organizations unique to Australia, like the Australian Football League. Further, students will have the opportunity to meet with tourism leaders. Students will also have the opportunity to better understand the Australian culture by aboriginal led visits in addition to tours of iconic sites like Philip Island and the Great Ocean Road in Melbourne...and don't forget about the koala, kangaroos, and wallabies! We'll see the fun animals of Australia, too!

To prepare for your experience, you will participate in four organizational meetings before departure.

The Program Fee includes housing in 3-star apartments or hotels, academic and cultural excursions, visits to several sport and tourism organizations, breakfast in most locations, approx. one group dinner or lunch weekly and international medical insurance. Students will be responsible for all other meals.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Australia, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Australia. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.

Students should 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.
SPTM 318: International Sport Event & Tourism (3 credits)
International Sport & Tourism concentrates on international and global issues in sport tourism. Problems and characteristics specific to the international aspect of the sport tourism industry, like sustainable ecotourism, will be examined. By the end of the course students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the forces influencing international sport travel, will improve knowledge of world geography and international sport through the exploration of developed and underdeveloped potential tourist areas, and will comprehend the intersect of tourism and culture. Contemporary issues, as they relate to social, cultural, and economic trends are explored.
SPTM 418: Sport Event & Facility Management (3 credits)
This course, cross-listed with HOSP 318, concentrates on international and global issues in sport and tourism. Problems and characteristics specific to the international aspect of the sport tourism industry will be examined. By the end of the course, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the forces influencing international sport travel and the associated tourism to the destination. Students will also improve their own diversity self-awareness as they explore how their own identity is impacted by interacting with another culture, race, social class, sport, gender, and other key concepts related to international interfacing. Students will also examine cultural differences based on the destination’s history, lived expression, and how sport and tourism is conducted by the host location. Lastly, students will explore global systems by applying tools and knowledge of contemporary issues related to social and economic trends and how they shape a people’s culture and identity.
UNIV 370-191: Study Abroad - Australia SPTM/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 $2,000.00.
  • 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 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
Estimated Program Fee$5,050.00$5,050.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$7,375.00$11,245.00
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, 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.
Brianna Newland
Faculty Director
Sports Management
211 Raub Hall

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