Program Information
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Winter 2020: Australia ENGL
January 04, 2020 - February 06, 2020
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
02/20/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMMEM 049
03/05/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMMEM 049
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
09/10/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMMEM 122
12/03/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMMEM 122
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
Down Under, the land of Oz, the Sunburnt-Country, the Fatal Shore---Australia, ancient land and young nation, has many names, many landscapes and much to teach its visitors. Join us on a journey of discovery which will take us through time from the ancient creation stories of the Aboriginal cultures, the sufferings and triumphs of the First Fleet convicts, the colonial gold rush boom to the emergence of a state that has found its place on the world stage, as we study fictional and journalistic narratives that illuminate a vast continent.

Home-based at the Melbourne University, we will take excursions to the Great Ocean Road, Hanging Rock (the inspiration and location for Peter Weir’s 1975 film), Philip Island to see the famous Penguin Parade, and the island of Tasmania; students will also have an optional afternoon watching world-class tennis at the Australian Open.

We will use the films, literature and journalism we study to illuminate our first-hand experiences; students will also create a travel blog on which they’ll report on their own experiences. Accommodations will be in residence halls. Some meals will be included on the road and all will be provided during our university stay.

Applicants from all majors are eagerly welcomed; the classes offered in the program fulfill the second-writing requirement.

The Program Fee covers housing in Uni Melbourne residence halls, in-country program-related excursions, some meals, and international medical insurance.

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 Melbourne. 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. Those who arrive at the Melbourne airport at the appointed time will be able to take advantage of the group bus to their lodging, as well as on return. Students who opt to arrive at a different time are responsible for traveling to their lodging independently and at their expense as instructed by the faculty director.

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.
ENGL 318-070: Studies in Film: Australian Adaptations, Texts into Movies (3 credits)
From My Brilliant Career to Tracks, the course looks at how great works of Australian literature have been adapted into equally memorable movies. Emphasis on how the cinematic medium has provided new perspectives on the themes of place, and ethnic and national identity.
ENGL 409-070: Topics in Journalism: Covering Australia (3 credits)
While studying the workings and preoccupations of the Australian press--from Rupert Murdoch on down--students will create and contribute to a blog reporting on their own experiences of and findings about the country.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Second Writing
UNIV 370-014: Study Abroad - Australia ENGL (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 $2,600.00.
  • 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$2,385.00$6,404.00
Final Program Fee$3,950.00$3,950.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$6,365.00$10,384.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,600.00$2,600.00
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.
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 onMarch 29, 2019
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 02, 2019
$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.
Ben Yagoda
Faculty Director
323 Memorial Hall

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