Program Information
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Winter 2022: Hawaii LEAD - micro
January 04, 2022 - January 24, 2022
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.
Meetings
Interest Meetings:
03/04/2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/94875424101 Password:Hawaii
03/15/2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/94875424101 Password:Hawaii
04/02/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/94875424101 Password:Hawaii
05/12/2021 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/94875424101 Password:Hawaii
05/14/2021 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/94875424101 Password:Hawaii
Program Notes
Please note that First Semester Freshmen are eligible for participation and encouraged to apply to this program..
Note: Programs may open for applications before May 8, 2021. Please check program pages regularly or follow @UDGlobal on Instagram or Twitter for updated information on applying for a 22W study abroad program.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

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 CGPS).
Program Description

What does it take to be a successful global leader in today’s and tomorrow’s interconnected world? Increasingly, the answer is the ability to creatively innovate products, services, and policies that further the common good. However, to be successful, one must also understand how the "common good" is interpreted in different cultures.

Spend three weeks in Maui, Hawaii—an Island populated by a melting pot of different ethnic groups and cultures. Maui is known for its 30 miles of world-famous beaches, the sacred Iao Valley, views of migrating humpback whales (especially during January), farm-to-table cuisine and the magnificent sunrise and sunset from Haleakala, a dormant volcano. It’s not surprising Maui has been voted "Best Island in the U.S." by Condé Nast Traveler readers for more than 20 years.

More recently, Maui is known as a mecca for innovation and creativity, bringing together artists, environmental specialists, policy-makers, farmers, landscapers, and musicians—all dedicated to using their personal and collective talents to develop and implement new solutions that preserve traditional Hawaiian values and culture and respond to the challenges of a modern global society.

We will interact with a variety of innovators, gaining insight into how different styles of organizational and personal leadership are manifested in a culture that is uniquely different from that of the U.S. “Mainland.” We will speak with native Hawaiians. We will visit several iconic cultural sites and enjoy experiences only found on Maui. We will gain hands-on experience in practicing leadership, followership, and teamwork behaviors. We will learn to expand our own abilities to think and behave creatively, and learn to develop culturally-acceptable alternative approaches that reconcile local and global cultures.

This micromester is open to all students in all majors. Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, and no matter what your major or future professional plans, you can be a better leader because of this unique experience.

Students can enroll in either LEAD 101 Global Contexts for Leadership OR in LEAD 300 Leadership, Innovation and Creativity. Students who have taken both classes may enroll in LEAD 367 Leading Creative Approaches to Local and Global Challenges.

Accommodations will be at a resort hotel on Kaanapali Beach, with 2 students per room. Rooms are air-conditioned, with a lanai (balcony) and a mini-fridge. The program fee also includes a few group meals.

The Program Fee does NOT include roundtrip airfare to/from Hawaii, nor airport transfers with in the US. After acceptance, students will receive detailed travel instructions, including the possible availability of a group flight, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.

NOTE: First Semester Freshman are eligible for participation and are encouraged to apply to this program. This micromester is open to all students in all majors.

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.
LEAD 101: Global Contexts for Leadership (3 credits)
As leaders, we strive to “do good.” But what constitutes the “common good?” Is there a universal and Global understanding? Does our definition of what is good for a group, organization, team or society shift depending on country-specific norms? What role does a particular social or cultural system play in our understanding of social and environmental ethics? How do successful global leaders engage others in determining the “common good” for both individuals and society? Through experiences, class sessions, and projects, we will come to more fully understand that leadership is not the same everywhere, nor do we have common definitions or understandings of what defines “the common good.”

This course will spend three weeks in Maui, Hawaii—an Island populated by a melting pot of different ethnic groups and cultures. In Maui, we will enjoy intimate talks with political, economic and non-profit organizational leaders who will discuss the challenges of developing innovative new programs and solutions that reconcile local cultures with an economic dependence upon global tourism that is often at odds with the preservation of Hawaiian traditional values. Through experiences, class sessions, and projects, we will come to more fully understand that leadership is not the same everywhere; that we must shift our communication, interpersonal strategies, and our leadership methods to adjust to the values and experiences of different cultural contexts and groups as leaders seek to promote the common good. By exploring ways in which specific leadership characteristics are valued differently in different cultures, we will gain hands-on experience in practicing leadership, followership, and teamwork behaviors.

University Breadth: History and Cultural Change
LEAD 300: Leadership, Creativity and Innovation (3 credits)
Maui is known as a mecca for innovation and creativity, bringing together artists, environmental specialists, policy-makers, farmers, landscapers, and musicians—all dedicated to using their personal and collective talents to develop and implement new solutions that preserve traditional Hawaiian values and culture and respond to the challenges of a modern global society.

We will interact with a variety of innovators, gaining insight into how different styles of organizational and personal leadership are manifested in a culture that is uniquely different from that of the U.S. “Mainland; and how they have used the Hawaiian culture to nurture their own creative abilities and contribute to Hawaiian society. We will speak with native Hawaiians. We will gain hands-on experience in practicing leadership, followership, and teamwork behaviors in a culture not our own. We will learn to expand our own abilities to think and behave creatively, and learn to develop culturally-acceptable alternative approaches that reconcile local and global cultures. We will use the landscapes and seascapes to develop personal tools and strategies for divergent thinking processes.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group C
LEAD 367: Leading Creative Approaches to Local and Global Challenges (3 credits)
Students enrolled in LEAD 367 will assist the program directors and act as consultants to students enrolled in LEAD 101 or LEAD 300. They will gain experience in creatively innovating products, services and policies that further the common good. They will gain expertise in recognizing and addressing challenges faced by local cultures impacted by global forces.



Prerequisite: This course option is for students who have already completed both LEAD 101 and LEAD 300 with a grade of "B" or better in both courses. Permission of the instructor is needed.
Prerequisite: completion of LEAD 101 and LEAD 300 with a grade or "B" or better in both courses.
UNIV 371-031: Domestic Travel: Hawaii LEAD 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 email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

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 Winter 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 $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 CGPS 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-May.
  • 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.
  • 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$2,435.00$4,356.00
Estimated Program Fee$3,550.00$3,550.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$45.00$45.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$6,030.00$7,951.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$900.00$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 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 onJune 01, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedJune 29, 2021
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *
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 Initial Payment.
Contacts
Marie Gleason
Study Abroad Coordinator
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716
302-831-6112
302-831-6042
mgleason@udel.edu
Karen Stein
Faculty Director
Leadership
298 C Graham Hall
302-831-4049
kstein@udel.edu

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