Program Information
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Winter 2023: Hawaii KAAP
January 03, 2023 - January 29, 2023
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
04/20/2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMHealth Sciences Complex 229 at STAR
04/25/2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMHealth Sciences Complex 113 at STAR
05/05/2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMGore Hall 114
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/19/2022 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM113 HSC (near the STAR atrium)
12/07/2022 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM228 HSC at STAR
Program Notes
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
Aloha! This study abroad program through the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology focuses on two areas of interest for our students: Health care ethics and the relationship among gender, physical activity, and Sport. Where better to learn about gender and sport than Hawaii, the place where federal legislation for Title IX originated! Study these topics in Hawaii, a state known for its pristine natural beauty, physically active culture, and friendly inhabitants.

With time split between the islands of Kauai and Ha'waii (also known as the Big Island), you will compare/contrast ethical, cultural, and moral beliefs between native Hawaiians and contemporary US cultures. In addition, you will explore gender differences in sport and physical activity, comparing historical, physiological, psychological and other aspects in Hawaii and the broader context of the United States. We have included a variety of cultural excursions relevant to both courses.

Whether you’re interested in our unique coursework that combines lectures with experiential, field based learning or enjoy the challenge of physical activity in an amazing climate, the Winter Session in Hawaii is your chance to experience Kinesiology and Applied Physiology in a whole new way.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related events and excursions, some meals, in-country transportation and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Hawaii, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Hawaii. 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.
HLTH 241-070: Ethical Aspects of Healthcare (3 credits)
Study of basic ethical thought and principles and their application to selected contemporary issues in healthcare. Studying healthcare ethics while traveling abroad affords our class the opportunity to: 1) learn about cultural and moral beliefs and clinical decision making in Hawaii, 2) compare/contrast ethical beliefs between native Hawaiians (and pacific islanders) and contemporary US cultures, 3) learn from guest speakers about the Hawaiian healthcare system, the Hawaii State Ethics Commission, the St. Francis International Center for Healthcare Ethics, and the City and County of Honolulu Ethics Commission.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
KAAP 440-070: Topics in Exercise Science: Gender, Sport, and Physical Activity (3 credits)
This course is designed to give students from a variety of backgrounds an introduction to physical activity, exercise, and sport using the lens of gender. We will use both lectures, tours, and experiential learning to cover different topics related physical activity and sport. Topics will range from history, public policy (e.g., Title IX), physiological differences to different gendered approaches to sport in Hawaii. This course will incorporate elements of Hawaiian culture into the study of gender, physical activity, exercise and sport. Hawaii has a robust outdoor activity culture, which provides many opportunities to both learn about and participate in physical activity. By actually participating in physical activities while also reading about these topics, students will have a wide variety of active learning experiences.
Restrictions: Open to seniors or with permission of instructor. May be repeated for nine credits when topics vary.
UNIV 371-026: Domestic Travel - Hawaii KAAP (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
Preference will be given to KAAP majors.
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.
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-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$2,507.00$6,728.00
Final Program Fee$5,200.00$5,200.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$7,737.00$11,958.00
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 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, 2022
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 29, 2022
$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.
Nancy Getchell
Faculty Director
Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
157 Rust Ice Arena
Todd Royer
Faculty Director
Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
201 STAR Health Sciences Complex

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