Program Information
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Winter 2022: Thailand DIST - micro
January 09, 2022 - January 30, 2022 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Grand Palace
Interest Meetings:
03/08/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMThe Zoom Meeting ID: 974 3918 1337Requires authentication to join: Sign in to Zoom UD
03/09/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMThe Zoom Meeting ID: 974 3918 1337Requires authentication to join: Sign in to Zoom UD
03/24/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMThe Zoom Meeting ID: 974 3918 1337Requires authentication to join: Sign in to Zoom UD
03/25/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMThe Zoom Meeting ID: 974 3918 1337Requires authentication to join: Sign in to Zoom UD
Program Notes
If you do not have a current passport, you should be aware that COVID-19 has delayed passport processing times significantly. The U.S. State Department has announced that it now takes an average of 18 weeks (4.5 months) to process a passport.

Given the circumstances, if you want to study abroad in 2022, you need to apply for or renew your passport NOW - even if you’re not 100% sure about your study abroad plans yet. We recommend expediting both the processing time and the shipping time for your passport.

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).

If quarantine is still in effect in the fall, this program will be cancelled.
Program Description

How is the experience of disability influenced by the culture in which one lives? What factors influence the services and supports available to people with disabilities? Students in this 3-week micro-mester program will examine these questions in the context of Thailand. Students will engage with educational institutions, community services, government organizations, and advocacy groups to learn about the way people with disabilities live, learn, work, and play in Thailand.
All students will take a course (DIST 301) that considers disability from individual, family, and community perspectives with an emphasis on understanding issues of access and inclusion in everyday life. In addition to academic field visits in Bangkok and Chon Buri, students will have the opportunity to appreciate Thai culture through excursions to the Grand Palace, temples, museums, and local markets.
Students will stay in a hotel (two to a room) in the Phaya Thai district of Bangkok, a residential area with access to a variety of city amenities. Transportation for all in-country program activities will be provided via bus, taxi, or BTS Sky Train. All breakfasts and some group meals are included.

The Program Fee includes hotel accommodations, some group meals, all group excursions, and transportation in country.

The Program Fee does not include airfare to or from Thailand, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Bangkok, Thailand. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimated 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 SupportServices 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
All students must enroll in at least 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
DIST 301: Disability Studies: Disability & Diversity inThailand (3 credits)
We will learn about experiences of disability within Thai culture. Thailand offers students the opportunity to examine the influence of diverse religious, family, social service, and governmental approaches to disability that are largely different from the U.S. context while also sharing some common foci (e.g., improving inclusive education and employment outcomes for people with disabilities). We will consider disability from individual, family, and community perspectives across time with an emphasis on understanding issues of access and inclusion in everyday life.
UNIV 370-235: Study Abroad - Thailand DIST (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their domestic travel study experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
All 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 Zoom.

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.
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 $1,100.00.
  • 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
Final Tuition based on current year$1,623.00$4,356.00
Estimated Program Fee$1,650.00$1,650.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$3,303.00$6,036.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,100.00$1,100.00
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.
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 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.
Laura Eisenman
Faculty Director
213H Willard Hall Education Bldg.

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