Program Information
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Summer 2021: *Virtual International Internship - BUAD
June 07, 2021 - July 31, 2021 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Program Notes
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 employers 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 to participate in the internship?
  • What types of experiences do you expect to gain that are different than working for a company in the United States?
  • What particular skills are you able to bring to your work team?
  • What is your comfort level with working on a completely remote team-based project?

International Students: Please contact International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) (oiss@udel.edu) before applying in order to discuss your eligibility to participate in the Virtual International Internship Program. International students who plan on working in the U.S., even for a company that is overseas, will need to consult with an International Student Advisor on whether work authorization such as Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is required to maintain your visa status.
Program Description
Gain professional business experience by participating in an international 8-week virtual internship program. The internship is an unpaid training position that allows students to gain experience in a workplace environment. Students will work for a non-profit or a for-profit organization based in one of the following locations: Sydney, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, or Dublin Ireland.

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 meet periodically in real time with their internship supervisors to receive assignments and feedback.

This internship study abroad program features a live online orientation, followed by an eight-week unpaid internship. Students will earn three UD credits for the internship experience by enrolling in BUAD 364 (Business Administration in Practice) taught online. The class will meet 3-4 times online with the instructor prior to the start of the internship and is focused on developing additional consulting-related skills that are relevant to the projects assigned. There will also be additional regular check-ins with the faculty director during the program to align on project progress.

The program fee includes placement in a major-appropriate internship based on the student’s qualifications, experience, and interest; an online orientation in May, and ongoing academic support by the faculty member during the course of the internship experience.

The program fee does not include UD summer session tuition; see costs below. In addition, participants are responsible for maintaining reliable internet connections and for being available for periodic meetings with their supervisors. Given the time differences, these meetings for Pacific locations will likely be in the evenings (on the U.S East Coast), or in the mornings for those interning with a Dublin-based organization.

Acceptance and scholarship decisions announced March 5.
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
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
Graduate students may request to enroll in BUAD 864 (3 cr.) instead of BUAD 364.
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.
UNIV 367-074: Seminar - BUAD Virtual International 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.
Requirements
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 3.0 (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. This program is not open to non-University of Delaware students.

Preference will be given to students majoring in one of the business disciplines and/or those with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in business after graduation. If you have questions about your qualifications for this program, please contact the Faculty Director.
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 $(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 CGPS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $0.00 will be due in mid-March.
  • 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.
  • CGPS 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$950.00$950.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$45.00$45.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$2,585.00$2,879.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$(TBD)$(TBD)
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.
NOTE: Full-time international MBA and MS students (visa holders) pay a different tuition rate. International MBA tuition is $1,250 per credit, totaling $3,750. International MS Accounting tuition is $1,350 per credit, totaling $4,050.

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: 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.
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 onFebruary 28, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedTBD
$0.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-March
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 $0.00 Initial Payment.
Contacts
Suresh Sundaram
Faculty Director
Business Administration
216 Alfred Lerner Hall
302-831-6187
ssuresh@udel.edu

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