Program Information
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Summer 2020: Singapore FASH Internship
June 04, 2020 - August 01, 2020
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

photos courtesy of Della Notongoro

Interest Meetings:
10/21/2019 8:00 PM - 9:00 PMzoom:
Program Notes
The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

The November 20 deadline helps to ensure early internship placement and completion of all training visa documentation in a timely manner.

Once you have completed the online application, students are required to e-mail Dr. Hye-Shin Kim ( 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 (e.g., textiles and raw materials, marketing, retail, product development, sourcing, etc.). 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 to intern in Singapore?
  • Why are many multinational companies located in Singapore?
  • What do you know about Singapore’s culture, politics, and history?
  • What types of experience do you expect to gain in singapore that is different from working for a company within the United States?
Program Description
Gain professional business experience in Asia by participating in an 8-week internship experience in Singapore. Singapore is one of Asia’s central locations for international business. Singapore is major textile and apparel business sourcing hub in the Asia-Pacific region.

This internship is an unpaid training position that allows you to gain hands-on experience in a workplace environment. Drawing on their extensive network of partner organizations, Global Academic Ventures (GAV), will place students in some of Singapore's well known multinational corporations. Through this study abroad program, students will be able to broaden their understanding of the international fashion business environment and apply their knowledge within an industry setting. Newark-based faculty will provide one-on-one guidance through initial meetings on campus in Newark and via e-mail, Skype, and Canvas while students are abroad. Fully trained local staff will be provided to manage on-site logistics, assist with on-site issues, and provide information as needed. GAV will provide 24/7 student support including referring and/or accompanying students and faculty to appropriate services. Includes crises management assistance.

Students will work at their internship site approximately 40 hours per week. The study abroad features a multi-day welcome-to-Singapore orientation program, followed by an 8-week unpaid internship.

The program fee includes 58 nights of shared, air-conditioned accommodation with limited Internet access, breakfast on the first 4 mornings of the program, transportation to/from the local airport at designated times, public transportation passes for each participant including SGP20.00 credit, welcome and farewell group meals, orientation in Singapore over the first two days in the country, full day trip of city sightseeing, two catch up dinners, and international medical insurance. The Singapore staff managing on-site logistics are also available 24/7 for students to contact in the event of an emergency.

The program fee does NOT include airfare, visa, most meals, and local ground transportation after the first few days. Students are responsible for ALL flight arrangements and for arriving at the Singapore airport at the designated time.

Optional excursions from Singapore are available on the weekends and may be purchased for an additional fee.

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.

U.S. citizens should budget $175 for visa expenses. Students who are citizens of other countries may have other visa requirements. Although instructions will be provided on how to apply for a Work Holiday Pass (visa) online, applying for a visa is the student's responsibility. GAV will help make an appointment to pick up the visa 1 or 2 days after arriving in Singapore
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.
FASH 320-070: Fashion and Apparel Internship: Singapore (3 credits)

This course is an off-campus supervised and coordinated field study program in the fashion and related industries in Singapore, taugh online. The primary goal of this course is to enhance student learning through gain firsthand knowledge of the Singapore global apparel business environment in Singapore. Through this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand how business practices differ in a non-U.S. business environment

  • Understand how strategies differ when competing in different countries

  • Apply knowledge, diverse cultural frames of reference, and alternate perspectives to solve open-ended problems related to business activities

  • Practice sensitivity, adaptability, and flexibility in international settings

  • Display ability to work cooperatively and in a team with diverse people

  • Communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and in international settings.

In addition to attending pre-departure meetings, students will be required to develop a short company/culture report, develop a reflective summary paper, and submit a blog/social media document showcasing their internship experience.

Restrictions: Requires permission of instructor.
UNIV 370-210: Study Abroad - Singapore FASH Internship (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their experience abroad.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale). Any judicial violations must be described and explained in detail during the interview. Failure to disclose judicial violations is grounds for dismissal from the program.

Please see program-specific requirements in Notes section above.
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 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 $1,900.00.
  • 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$1,884.00
Final Program Fee$6,200.00$6,200.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$45.00$45.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$7,835.00$8,129.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,900.00$1,900.00
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.

NOTE: The Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies offers a special scholarship for applicants to this program, the Mejean Family Student Experience Scholarship. For more information please contact the program's faculty director, Hye-Shin Kim.
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 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.
Hye-Shin Kim
Faculty Director
Fashion and Apparel Studies
211 Allison Hall West

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