Program Information
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Summer 2021: Singapore FASH Internship
June 03, 2021 - July 31, 2021 (dates are tentative)

photo courtesy of Della Notongoro

Interest Meetings:
09/09/2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Mtg ID 924 9900 447live chat with representative of Global Academic Ventures
09/09/2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, MtgID 924 9900 447live chat with represntative of Global Academic Ventures
10/07/2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM with faculty director and representative from Global Academic Ventures
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.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by IGS).

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 employers 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
An 8-week fashion internship in one of Asia's Fashion Centers, Singapore. This internship is an unpaid training position that allows you to gain hands-on experience in a multinational workplace environment. The internship will provide you practical experience to enhance your on-campus learning. Drawing on their extensive network of partner organizations, Global Academic Ventures (GAV) will place students in some of Singapore's well known multinational corporations. The primary goal of this program is to enhance student learning through firsthand knowledge of the global apparel business environment in Asia. Through the internship course, students will be able to broaden their understanding of the international fashion business environment and apply their knowledge within a field experience setting. Instructors will provide one-on-one guidance through initial meetings on campus in Newark and via e-mail, Zoom, and Canvas while students are abroad.

Students will work at their internship site approximately 40 hours per week. Actual work hours will vary depending upon job placement. This Internship Study Abroad Program features a multi-day orientation program, followed by an 8-week unpaid internship. A local representative of GAV will serve as the students’ resident coordinator while in their respective countries and assist with any problems or questions that may arise. Preference will be given to students majoring in Fashion and Apparel Studies with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the fashion industry after graduation. However, applications from non-fashion majors with business background are welcome. If you have questions about your qualifications for this program, please contact the Faculty Director.

The study abroad internship program fee includes shared, air-conditioned housing for the duration of the program with limited internet access, airport pick-up and drop-off, welcome lunch and farewell dinner, group dinners, and international medical insurance. From their accommodation, students will be able to take public transportation at their own expense to their internship placements. The local provider staff manage on-site logistics and are available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.

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

Optional excursions 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 Singapore 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: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware 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. 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: (3 credits)

This course is an off-campus supervised and coordinated field study program in the fashion and related industries in Singapore, taught online. The primary goal of this course is to enhance student learning through gain firsthand knowledge of the Singapore global apparel business environment. 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
Estimated Program Fee$6,300.00$6,300.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$45.00$45.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$7,935.00$8,229.00
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: Applicants to this program are eligible to apply for the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies’ Mejean Family Student Experience Scholarship. For more information please contact the program's faculty director, Hye-Shin Kim.

NOTE: Full-time undergraduate students taking at least 12 credits in the fall 2020 semester may take up to an additional six credits this academic year during the winter and/or summer 2021 sessions at no additional tuition charge. The maximum number of course credits spread across the fall semester and winter and/or summer sessions covered by this provision is 18. If a student takes 12 credits in fall, they will have 6 tuition-free credits left to use in winter and/or summer. If they take 13 credits in the fall, they will have 5 tuition-free credits left to use, and so on. Students will be charged tuition in winter and/or summer for any credits exceeding 18. For full details, please visit the UD Return to Fall website.
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, 2020
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedDecember 08, 2020
$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.