Program Information
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Winter 2022: London BMEG/CPEG
January 03, 2022 - February 02, 2022 (dates are tentative)
Applications will be accepted beginning Saturday, May 08 2021.
Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Program Notes
Note: 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

Study cellular modeling and the internet of things in London, England, a city known for its long history, many museums and attractions, and interesting neighborhoods. Students will enjoy traveling the city on the "Tube" (the world's oldest subway), seeing famous museums including the Tower of London, the British Museum, the Victoria & Albert, the Science Museum, and the Greenwich naval observatory. Students will also enjoy excursions to Stonehenge, Salisbury, Bath, and Bletchley Park.

You will be introduced to modeling of biological processes inside living cells with a focus on using computation techniques as an in-silico tool for guiding experimental design with applications to cancer drug resistance, phage therapy (using viruses to target pathogenic bacteria), decision-making of human viruses at the single-cell level. Course lectures will be complemented with trips to Oxford/Cambridge/Imperial to see start-of-the-art experimental facilities. Background in cell biology will be helpful but not required for the class. Students entertaining the idea of helping fight global pandemics or cancer could begin a new career trajectory through this introductory course.

The Internet of Things course will give students the chance to build emergent complexity from interactions of simple devices. We will use off-the-shelf hardware, sensors, and processing units to create a smart classroom. The projects we build will be a launching point to explore cyber security, networks and cloud architectures.

London is home to financial markets, world-class security research, a thriving technology eco-system, and some of the best courses in computational biology.

Students will stay in double hotel rooms in downtown London. Breakfast at the hotel and lunch on excursions will be provided. Passes to the London subway (the "Tube") will be provided.

Whether you are interested in history, culture, technology, or sightseeing, the Winter Session trip to London will meet your goals and provide you with memories for a lifetime.

The Program Fee includes accommodations in a hotel with full English breakfast, group excursions, cultural events, a tube pass for zones 1-2, international medical insurance and a farewell meal.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from London and airport transfers in the United States. The program officially begins when students arrive in London. 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.

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 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
BMEG 367-070: Seminar: Introduction to Biomodeling (3 credits)
The course is an introduction of modeling methods for biological processes inside living cells with a focus on using computation techniques as an in-silico tool for guiding experimental design with applications to cancer drug resistance, phage therapy (using viruses to target pathogenic bacteria), decision-making of human viruses at the single-cell level. Course lectures will be complemented with trips to Oxford/Cambridge/Imperial to see start-of-the-art experimental facilities.
CPEG 467-070: Seminar: Internet of Things (3 credits)
This course is designed as a hands-on exploration of how to develop, design, build, and deploy systems of smart devices. Students will 1) Program several inexpensive processors (Raspberry Pi, Arduino, etc.) 2) Integrate sensors and cameras 3) Deploy several different architectures for node-to-node communication between the devices 4) Design games and applications around the capabilities 5) Secure the systems against cyber-threat
UNIV 370-199: Study Abroad - London ELEG (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
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.

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 $1,300.00.
  • 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-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.
  • 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
Estimated Tuition based on current year$2,385.00$6,404.00
Estimated Program FeeTBATBA
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)TBATBA
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,300.00$1,300.00
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 onSeptember 20, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 29, 2021
$1,000.00 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 $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Contacts
Andrew Novocin
Faculty Director
Computer Engineering
Evans Hall
andynovo@udel.edu
Abhyudai Singh
Faculty Director
Electrical Engineering
315 Evans Hall
302-831-8447
absingh@udel.edu

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