Program Information
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Winter 2023: Australia ENGL
January 04, 2023 - February 02, 2023 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Interest Meetings:
04/26/2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM109 Memorial Hall
05/02/2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/9885612662
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.
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 Cornavirus 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
Down Under, the land of Oz, the Sunburnt Country, the Fatal Shore---Australia, ancient land and young nation, has many names, many landscapes and much to teach its visitors. Join us on a journey of discovery which will take us through time from the ancient creation stories of the Aboriginal cultures, the sufferings and triumphs of the First Fleet convicts, the colonial gold rush boom to the emergence of a state that has found its place on the world stage, as we study fictional and journalistic narratives that illuminate a vast continent.

Home-based at the Melbourne University, we will take excursions to the Great Ocean Road, Hanging Rock (the inspiration for and location of Peter Weir’s 1975 film), Philip Island to see the famous Penguin Parade, and the island of Tasmania; students will also have an optional afternoon watching world-class tennis at the Australian Open.

We will use the films, literature and journalism we study to illuminate our first-hand experiences; students will also create a travel blog on which they’ll report on their own experiences. Accommodations will be in residence halls. Some meals will be included on the road and all will be provided during our university stay.

Applicants from all majors are eagerly welcomed; one of the classes offered in the program fulfills the second-writing requirement.

The Program Fee covers housing in Uni Melbourne residence halls, in-country program-related excursions, some meals, and international medical insurance.

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 Melbourne. 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. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. Those who arrive at the Melbourne airport at the appointed time will be able to take advantage of the group bus to their lodging, as well as on return. Students who opt to arrive at a different time are responsible for traveling to their lodging independently and at their expense as instructed by the faculty director.

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: Participants with disabilities should know 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. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. 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.
ENGL 318-070: Studies in Film: Australian Adaptations, Texts into Movies (3 credits)
From My Brilliant Career to Tracks, the course looks at how great works of Australian literature have been adapted into equally memorable movies. Emphasis on how the cinematic medium has provided new perspectives on the themes of place, and ethnic and national identity.
ENGL 409-070: Topics in Journalism: Covering Australia (3 credits)
While studying the workings and preoccupations of the Australian press--from Rupert Murdoch on down--students will create and contribute to a blog reporting on their own experiences of and findings about the country.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Second Writing
UNIV 370-014: Study Abroad - Australia ENGL (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 $2,600.00.
  • 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$2,435.00$6,534.00
Estimated Program Fee$4,150.00$4,150.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$6,615.00$10,714.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,600.00$2,600.00
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 onJune 15, 2022
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedJune 23, 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.
Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants.
Contacts
Ben Yagoda
Faculty Director
English
323 Memorial Hall
610-544-8231
byagoda@udel.edu

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