Program Information
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Winter 2023: Hawaii CISC
January 02, 2023 - February 01, 2023 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
09/13/2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMSPARC Lab - 210 Smith HallMust Attend one of the 2 meetings scheduled for 9/13.
09/13/2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMSPARC Lab - 210 Smith HallMust Attend one of the 2 meetings scheduled for 9/13.
10/17/2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMSPARC Lab - 210 Smith HallMandatory
11/16/2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMSPARC Lab - 210 Smith HallMandatory
12/09/2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMSPARC Lab - 210 Smith HallOptional
Program Notes
This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.
A generous benefactor of the Department of Computer & Information Sciences is going to fund $400 grants toward the program fee for all students accepted to the 23W Hawaii CISC program. These grants will not impact CGPS need-based scholarship decisions.

Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program.

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 and tuition.

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.
Program Description

Study Computer Science in Hawaii, a chain of islands in the Pacific ocean full of spellbinding natural scenery, rich culture, and epic outdoor adventures. Engage and inspire yourself and the next generation of computational thinkers through learning, teaching and creating web-based learning games. You’ll interact with faculty, students, elementary and middle school teachers and students as you study Computer Science.

Students work in teams to design, build and deploy web-based CS learning games for University of Hawaii CS education faculty to help teach youth about CS concepts in culturally responsive ways as game users. To learn about the ultimate game users (youth), students will assist teachers in elementary schools introducing computational thinking in culturally relevant ways. All students collaboratively build their communication skills through the computer ethics course and field experiences in facilitating CS learning. This winter session program takes a variety of excursions to support the teaching experience and game development through visits to schools in Oahu and the Big Island.

Students register for CISC 355 Computers, Ethics, and Society and CISC 367 Computer Science Learning Game Development. CISC 355 satisfies a CS Major requirement or a university breadth requirement. CISC 367 satisfies a CS and INSY major (and CS minor) technical or concentration elective requirement.

Students reside in hotels while on the island of Oahu. Students will reside in hotelswhile on The Big Island.

Whether you’re interested in Computer Science, Education, volcanoes/waterfalls/beaches/giant turtles/luaus/kayaking/hiking/stargazing, the Winter Session in Hawaii is your opportunity to experience the wonder of nature, outdoor activities, and active learning.

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

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to or from Hawaii, nor airport transfers to or from the mainland airport. The program officially begins when students arrive in Hilo. 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 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
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
CISC 355-070: Computers, Ethics and Society (3 credits)
Explains relationships among information technology, society and ethics by examining issues raised by increasingly widespread use of computers. Topics include ethics for computer professionals, computer impact on factory work, office work, personal privacy and social power distribution.
Restrictions: Cannot be used as a technical elective for CISC or INSY majors or minors.
CISC 367-070: Computer Science Learning Game Development (3 credits)
Students work in teams to design, build and deploy web-based CS learning games for U of Hawaii Manoa faculty and the Hawaii Department of Education to help teach youth about CS concepts as game users. To learn about the ultimate game users (youth), students will lead sessions at local elementary and middle schools.
Prerequisite: CISC 220 Data Structures or permission of instructor.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: Counts for CISC Major technical elective or concentration course or CISC Minor
UNIV 371-025: Domestic Travel Study - Hawaii CISC (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
Requirements
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 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 $1,000.00.
  • 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$2,507.00$6,728.00
Final Program Fee$5,245.00$5,245.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$7,782.00$12,003.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,000.00$1,000.00
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.
A generous benefactor of the Department of Computer & Information Sciences is going to fund $400 grants toward the program fee for all students accepted to the 23W Hawaii CISC program. These grants will not impact CGPS need-based scholarship decisions.


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 onMay 01, 2022
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 10, 2022
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
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.
Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants.
Contacts
Lori Pollock
Faculty Director
Computer and Information Sciences
436 Smith Hall
302-831-1953
pollock@udel.edu
Katie Wassil
Faculty Director
Computer and Information Sciences
415 Smith Hall
302-831-3829
wassil@udel.edu
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Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.