Program Information
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Winter 2020: Sydney BUAD Internship
January 09, 2020 - February 06, 2020
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

photo courtesy of Kelsey Lona
Meetings
Interest Meetings:
03/07/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMMEETING CANCELED
03/20/2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM325 Purnell Hall
04/08/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMMEETING CANCELED
04/17/2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM325 Purnell Hall
09/03/2019 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM324B Purnell Hall
09/10/2019 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM233B Purnell Hall
09/12/2019 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM324B Purnell Hall
09/17/2019 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM324B Purnell Hall
09/19/2019 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM233B Purnell Hall
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
11/05/2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM227 Purnell Hall
12/05/2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM236 Purnell Hall
Program Notes
Miss an interest meeting? Download the power point at the bottom of this page for more information.

Once you have completed the online application, students are required to e-mail Dr. Suresh Sundaram (ssuresh@udel.edu) the following:
  • Resume (please attach evidence that your resume has been reviewed by the University Career Services Center)
  • University transcript (unofficial transcript is accepted)
  • One-page cover letter to potential employees describing your skill sets and type of work placement that meets your interest. The letter must be thoroughly proof-read and error free.

After all paperwork has been received, the faculty director will contact you to schedule an interview. As part of the interview process, the faculty director will assess your preparedness with various questions including the following:
  • Why do you want the internship?
  • What multinational companies are located in Sydney?
  • What do you know about Australia's culture, politics, and history?
  • What types of experience do you expect to gain that is different from working for a company within the United States?
Program Description
Gain professional business experience in Sydney, Australia by participating in an 4-week project-based internship program. The internship is an unpaid training position that allows students to gain hands-on experience in a workplace environment. Students will work in teams of 4-6 students on a project for a non-profit or a for-profit organization based in Sydney, Australia.

Drawing on their extensive network of partner organizations, our provider, Global Academic Ventures (GAV), will place students in some of the most prestigious multinational corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, government bodies, nonprofit organizations and community service organizations. Every effort will be made to place students in an internship environment that suits their interests and future career plans. Students will work at their internship site 9-5:30 Monday-Thursday and perhaps occasionally on Friday.

This internship study abroad program features a two-day orientation program, followed by a four-week unpaid internship. Students will earn three UD credits for the internship experience by enrolling in BUAD 364, Business Administration in Practice, taught mostly online. The faculty director does NOT travel with the students. The class will additionally meet on site in Sydney with the instructor for the course to align on project progress as well as focus on developing additional consulting-related skills that are relevant to the projects assigned.

In addition to the instructor via distance learning, a full-time, on-site GAV staff member will serve as the students’ contact in each location and assist with any problems or questions that may arise.

Students will share apartments with students from UD and/or other U.S. institutions; limited internet is available. From their accommodation, students will be able to take public transportation to their internship placements. Optional excursions are available on the weekends and may be purchased for an additional fee.

The program fee includes shared housing for the duration of the program, international health insurance, transportation to/from the local airport at designated times, breakfast during program orientation, a local group excursion during orientation, a walking tour of Sydney, a welcome lunch, and farewell dinner. The program fee will also include a start-up transportation pass with AUD $40 of credit.

The program fee does not include airfare to/from Sydney, 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 given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.

In addition, participants are responsible for obtaining the working holiday visa required to work in Australia and should budget approximately $450 for this expense. Students will also be responsible for reloading the transportation pass, as well as for the cost of all breakfasts and meals not included in the program fee, and all other personal expenses.

Note: Program acceptance will be competitive and is restricted to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors currently enrolled in an Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics undergraduate major.
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 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
BUAD 364: Business Administration in Practice (3 credits)
The primary goal of this course is to highlight and enhance the educational value of the internship experience. By providing an opportunity to observe and participate in the practical application of theories, concepts and techniques taught in Business Administration classes, this course helps prepare the student for his or her chosen profession. Other important objectives include: enhancing interpersonal communication skills to successfully navigate professional relationships in a multicultural setting, developing an understanding of the location's business culture and practices, and gaining an appreciation for the unique challenges and opportunities inherent to the location's marketplace. In addition to attending several pre-departure meetings, students will be required to keep a reflective journal and submit a final project.

NOTE: This course is taught mostly via distance learning; the faculty director does not travel with the students but will spend approximately one week at the program site.
UNIV 370-012: Study Abroad - Sydney BUAD Internship (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
Requirements
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.
Costs
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-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$1,590.00$4,269.00
Final Program Fee$4,250.00$4,250.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$5,870.00$8,549.00
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 http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html 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.
Scholarships
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.
Deadlines
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, 2019
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 30, 2019
$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.
Contacts
Suresh Sundaram
Faculty Director
Business Administration
214 Lerner Hall
302-831-8167
ssuresh@udel.edu
File Downloads
interest meeting power point

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