Program Information
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Winter 2023: Australia BUAD
January 03, 2023 - January 31, 2023 (dates are tentative)

Photo contributed by Suresh Sundaram
Meetings
Interest Meetings:
04/12/2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM329 Purnell Hall
04/14/2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM329 Purnell Hall
04/20/2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM329 Purnell Hall
05/10/2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMPRN233A
05/12/2022 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMPRN233A
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.
Program will open to applicants as soon as estimated program fee is established.

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

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 8-11 weeks (2-3 months) to process a passport.

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

Journey with us to Sydney, Australia, an important business hub for emerging Asia-Pacific businesses/markets, and learn about differences in international business practices by attending presentations by representatives of leading companies across multiple industries. You will also have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the local culture in Australia during visits led by local aboriginals to locations of great historical significance.

Sydney, located on Australia’s east coast, surrounding the world’s largest natural harbor, has an advanced market economy with a significant concentration of foreign banks and multinational corporations and is promoted as Asia Pacific’s leading financial and business hub. Sydney is also home to a world-class opera house, the world-famous Sydney Harbor Bridge and many other landmarks, such as Royal National Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens. It is also in close proximity to the Blue Mountains, which is known for dramatic steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests, and waterfalls.

We will visit leading Australian and multinational firms while experiencing the culture, energy, and beauty of this fantastic country.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related excursions, some meals and international medical insurance. Students will be housed in apartments in Sydney, including breakfast most days, along with 3-4 group dinners. Students are responsible for the remainder of their meals.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Australia, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Sydney. 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.

Students should also budget an estimated $20 to cover the cost of their ETA-Visa to enter Australia.Students who hold passports from other countries may have other visa requirements and/or additional expenses.

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.
BUAD 391: Seminar in International Management (3 credits)
The Seminar on International Management course focuses on the global realities of operating in the international business environment. Emphasis is placed on cross-cultural management strategies and knowledge of human resource management practices necessary for managing the global workforce. We will be concentrating on the cultural environment and management practices in Australia.
Prerequisite: BUAD 309
BUAD 393: Seminar on International Marketing Management (3 credits)
This course introduces students to understanding international marketing strategies (specifically, Australasia). Specific attention will be paid to identifying and evaluating marketing strategies, assessing the environment, and utilizing marketing research for global expansion.
Prerequisite: BUAD 301 or permission of instructor.
BUAD 394: Seminar on International Operations Management (3 credits)
This course introduces students to international operations strategies (specifically, Australasia). Focus will be on issues such as capacity planning, inventory management, distribution, quality process management, and scheduling.
Prerequisite: BUAD 306 or permission of instructor.
UNIV 370-117: Study Abroad - Australia BUAD (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 as acceptances may be made on a rolling basis and the program may fill before the application deadline.
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 $3,000.00.
  • 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
Estimated Tuition based on current year$2,435.00$6,534.00
Estimated Program Fee$5,750.00$5,750.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$8,215.00$12,314.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$3,000.00$3,000.00
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.
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, 2022
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 29, 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
Mary Kernan
Faculty Director
Business: Multidisciplinary Business Admin
318 Lerner Hall
302-831-1016
mck@udel.edu
PRIMARY FACULTY CONTACT FOR PROGRAM RELATED INFORMATION
Hemant Kher
Faculty Director
Business Administration
206 Alfred Lerner Hall
302-831-1784
kher@udel.edu
Suresh Sundaram
Faculty Director
Business Administration
214 Alfred Lerner Hall
302-831-6187
ssuresh@udel.edu

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