Program Information
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Summer 2020: Swiss-Italy-HOSP - micro
June 01, 2020 - June 22, 2020
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

photo courtesy of Ali Poorani

photo courtesy of Debra Wassmer
Meetings
Interest Meetings:
09/16/2019 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMRaub Hall conference room, 114 W Main Street
09/17/2019 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMRaub Hall conference room, 114 W Main Street
09/23/2019 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMRaub Hall conference room, 114 W Main Street
09/24/2019 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMRaub Hall conference room, 114 W Main Street
10/29/2019 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMTrabant 206
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
12/09/2019 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMRaub Hall conference room, 114 W Main Street
04/21/2020 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMRaub Hall conference room, 114 W Main Street
Program Notes
Program Description

Health and wellness businesses are now beyond three trillion-dollar industry globally, and one of the fastest growing markets. The health & wellness landscape is mounting as a result of consumer mindset towards being healthy in mind and body; and propagation of the employer designed health and wellness programs.

The health and wellness segments are dominated by fitness, health & wellness spas, life enhancement, beauty and anti-aging products, healthy eating & nutrition, and corporate health and wellness programs. As a result, this field offers tremendous opportunities for entrepreneurship, management, sales and marketing, consultation, and other rewarding employment.

Switzerland, historically, is known as a world leader in spa and wellness management. The program will begin at the Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality (SSTH) located in Chur; a scenic setting in the Alps, where housing and meals are provided. In Switzerland, we will visit a number of world-class spa and wellness centers, where you will be immersed in spa and wellness experience receiving treatments of your choice. The second leg of the program will be in Tuscany, Italy. Here you will continue to experience spa and wellness management while absorbing Italian culture and renowned Tuscan cuisine. Sites visited in both countries include; Zurich, Chur, Davos, Volterra, and Bolgheri.

This program benefits students from Business and Economics, Hospitality Business Management, Medical/Dental Scholars Program, Sports Management, Health and Exercise Sciences, Nursing, Marketing & Sales, and Nutrition & Dietetics. This study abroad program is developed in collaboration between the Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality (SSTH), the SIAF Campus of Volterra and the University of Delaware.

This experienced-based program consists of team projects, guest speakers from European spas, tours of spas, participation as a guest in a number of spa and wellness centers. The program fee includes all lodging and scheduled excursions, meals in Switzerland at SSTH and Volterra at SIAF. Other locations in Italy will include hotel accommodations. The closing farewell dinner will be a highlight.

This is a required course in Spa Minor. Following the completion of this study abroad, students will receive a Swiss Spa Management Certificate of Completion from the Swiss School of Tourism & Hospitality. If you're interested in entrepreneurial and business opportunities in fitness, wellness, teaching & training, sales & marketing, and learning about international culture, cuisine and the service industry, as well as want to add an international dimension to your current studies, you'll find this summer session an invigorating experience.

The Program Fee includes dormitory and hotel accommodation, academic and cultural excursions, all meals in Switzerland and Volterra, and local ground transportation and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include roundtrip airfare. The program officially begins when students arrive in Zurich and ends in Florence . For this program, a flight itinerary will be recommended; no group flight space will be reserved.Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. Students who arrive and depart on the designated group flights can take advantage of group bus transportation to/from Zurich and Florence airports. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare.

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.
NOTE: Graduate students accepted into the program will enroll in HOSP 667: Management and Leadership of Global Wellness Operations.
BUAD 317-070: Spa/Wellness Management & Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
Spa and Wellness industries are one of the fastest growing segments in the service industry offering a variety of fitness, wellness, life enhancement, and management opportunities. Globally, hotels and hospitals are adding spa/wellness programs to their offerings, as their customers are increasingly demanding complementary & alternative medicine (CAM). The geographic market of this segment transcends the national borders into international destinations.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Multicultural
Restrictions: cross-listed with HOSP 317
HOSP 317-070: Spa/Wellness Management and Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
Spa and Wellness industries are one of the fastest growing segments in the service industry offering a variety of fitness, wellness, life enhancement, and management opportunities. Globally, hotels and hospitals are adding spa/wellness programs to their offerings, as their customers are increasingly demanding complementary & alternative medicine (CAM). The geographic market of this segment transcends the national borders into international destinations.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Multicultural
Restrictions: cross-listed with BUAD 317
UNIV 370-186: Study Abroad - Swiss-Italy BUAD-HSBM - micro (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 Summer 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-December.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early June.
  • 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
Estimated Program Fee$3,900.00$3,900.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$45.00$45.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$5,535.00$8,214.00
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 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 onNovember 20, 2019
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedDecember 05, 2019
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-December
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly June
*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
Nicholas Waller
Faculty Director
Hospitality Business Management
Trabant University Center - Vita Nova
302-831-0500
nwaller@udel.edu

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