Program Information
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Spring 2021: *Virtual International Internship - UNIV
April 05, 2021 - May 14, 2021
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Interest Meetings:
11/02/2020 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMZoom Link: https://udel.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuceCrqzMpE9dcK37rhudJGUOHrWSONSez
11/10/2020 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMZoom Link: https://udel.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsf-CoqzkrGtbiNtcNDUjWpShozwOlsqGG
Program Notes
Once you have completed the online application, students are required to e-mail Marie Gleason (mgleason@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.
Once you have submitted the required documents, the program coordinator will contact you to schedule an interview. As part of the interview process, the program director will assess your preparedness with using 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?
Program Description
Gain professional experience by participating in an international 6-week project-based virtual internship program. The internship is an unpaid training position that allows students to gain experience in a workplace environment. Students will work in teams of 4-6 students on a project 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, 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, and work on their own and in groups on their assigned projects.

This internship study abroad program features a live online orientation program, followed by a six-week unpaid internship. Students will earn three UD credits for the internship experience by enrolling in UNIV 364 taught online. There will also be additional regular check-ins with the instructor 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 prior to the start of the internship, and ongoing academic support by the course instructor during the course of the internship experience.

The program fee does not include UD spring semster 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 December 8; the full program fee is due in mid-December. Students will be billed their regular tuition (resident or non-resident) in December based on their full spring semester enrollment, including the 3-credit internship course.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. 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
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
UNIV 364-070: Experiential Internship: Virtual International Internship (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 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.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Restrictions: May be taken a second time for additional three elective credits with a different internship and a different instructor
UNIV 373-041: Domestic Travel Study: UNIV Virtual Internship (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their international experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Requirements
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.80 (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.
Costs
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 $550.00 will be due in mid-October.
  • 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 Tuition based on current year$6,365.00$17,080.00
Final Program Fee$550.00$550.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$6,915.00$17,630.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$(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: Students will be billed their regular tuition (resident or non-resident) in December based on their full spring semester enrollment, including the 3-credit internship course.
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, 2020
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedTBD
$550.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $550.00 Initial Payment.
Contacts
Marie Gleason
Study Abroad Coordinator
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716
302-831-2852
mgleason@udel.edu
File Downloads
Interest Meeting PowerPoint Presentation

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