Program Information
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Spring 2020: Florida/Bahamas HSBM - Spring Break
March 29, 2020 - April 05, 2020 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Anthem of the Seas
Interest Meetings:
05/07/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM106 Raub Hall
09/10/2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMRaub Hall
Program Notes
Program Description
Study Cruise Management on Board the Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, while on route to the Bahamas, one of the most visited tourist spots in the world, famous for their scenic beauty and year-round tropical weather. Students will also enjoy Nassau, known for its charm and rich colonial history, with opportunities for sightseeing and a day on a private Island.

Cruising is a highly successful and rapidly growing segment of the tourism industry, generating an estimated $29 billion in revenues annually while serving about 20 million passengers worldwide. A cruise liner encompasses the fundamental hospitality and tourism aspects including transportation, lodging, food and beverage, entertainment and destination excursions. This highly professional segment is a micro cosmos for the tourism industry. It is a great platform for us to learn about various aspects of the hospitality and tourism industry, and to explore one of the most successful examples of an integrated approach to the management and delivery of the tourism experience.

This spring semester online course with embedded spring break travel experience introduces the students to the exciting cruise industry and offers a unique opportunity for students to study the topic from the vantage point of passengers on the boat. You will experience first-hand various on-board functions such as hotel management, dining services, cruise entertainment and shore excursions. Additionally, as we travel to locations abroad, we will learn about cultural aspects of the destination we visit and explore the economic and environmental aspects of cruise tourism.

Students reside in double or triple “state rooms” with meals, entertainment, and shore activities included in the program fee, as well as round-trip shuttle between the UD campus and the ship's port in New Jersey.

Whether you are interested in learning about this fast-growing segment of the tourism industry, experiencing culinary delights, or simply exploring island culture, the spring semester Cruise Management course with the embedded spring break cruise to the Bahamas is your chance to learn about the industry while sailing on one of the newest cruise ships.

The Program Fee includes the 7 night cruise, meals, activities onboard, excursions in Florida and the Bahamas, and roundtrip shuttle transportation between the UD campus and the port in Cape Liberty, New Jersey.
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
HOSP 390-070: Cruise Ship Management (3 credits)
Learn “Best Practices” of cruise ship management with a focus on the hospitality industry with this Study at Sea. Students will learn from cruise managers and staff including how the cruise industry operates and responds to the consumer. Students will participate in cruise ship talks and tours.
UNIV 373-028: Study Abroad - Florida/Bahamas Spring Break (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 and are required to complete a brief post-program assessment of these changes.Satisfies the following requirements:
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
This program requires students to enroll in HOSP 390 during spring semester 2020.
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 Spring Semester
  • 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 $(TBD).
  • 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 early December.
  • 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 Program Fee$2,750.00$2,750.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$2,750.00$2,750.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$(TBD)$(TBD)
Students will be charged standard tuition for spring semester based on their spring semester course enrollment, with payment due in early January 2020.

NO AIRFARE is required for this program.

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, 2019
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 30, 2019
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *early December
*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.
Zvi Schwartz
Faculty Director
Hospitality Business Management
Raub Hall
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