Program Information
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Winter 2024: Paris BUAD - micro
January 04, 2024 - January 29, 2024
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
03/08/2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMZoom
03/16/2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMLerner 126
03/24/2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMZoom
04/04/2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMPurnell 228
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
11/14/2023 6:30 AM - 7:30 AMZoom Abroad PDO
Program Notes

Note: Please check program pages regularly or follow @UDGlobal on Instagram or Twitter for updated information on applying for a 24W study abroad program.

Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program for information about COVID-19 related travel requirements and policies for UD study abroad.

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.

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.
Program Description
This program is focused on providing participants with experience in international business in continental Europe. We will run a mock trade mission where students interact with businesses and government officials who are engaged in international trade. It is run in tandem with the University Sorbonne Nouvelle whose students from the International Project Management program will engage with UD applicants in international business related activities in Paris and in an exchange trip to the United States in the fall semester before the January minimester.

Based in Paris, students will reside in double or single hotel rooms with some meals included. Cultural excursions with students from the Sorbonne Nouvelle and on our own will be done in addition to class and site visits to enhance the immersive experience. Many of those visits will also overlap with the business aspect by looking into the operations of companies that operate in France and the US.

This program is tailored to those interested in business management, marketing, hospitality, political science, and similar majors but will provide an experience in a historically important city and its surrounding region. There is ample opportunity for students to develop their own unique preferences within the program.

Because of the exchange concept with the Sorbonne Nouvelle, taking BUAD 425 Current Issues in Global Business in the Fall Semester is highly encouraged. This course will set the groundwork for the trip and improve your experience. It will focus on management and strategy in global business. Its specific focus is where participants will benefit. The course will revolve around the students learning about the challenges of expanding internationally: these will include trade policy, regulatory challenges, cultural differences/preferences, identifying partners/investors, and other dynamics that add to the challenges of identifying a market need and developing an effective business plan. You will be encouraged to build your January trade mission experience around the work with the Sorbonne Nouvelle students and your assignments from this class.

This program will also be complimentary course to BUAD 384 Global Business Environment and 386 International Business Management and is designed to enhance a student's knowledge of the materials in those classes by providing direct experience with the types of businesses or organizations that are studied in both classes.

The emphasis will be on topics such as:

Political and economic environments facing business
Governmental Influence on Trade, competition, etc.
Marketing Globally
Tourism and hospitality
Export and import
International strategic choices and consequences,
Cultural competencies and constraints

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 round trip airfare to Paris nor airport transfers in the U.S. This program officially begins when students arrive in Paris. 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 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
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
BUAD 391-070: Seminar on International Business Management (3 credits)
Seminar on selected topics in international management. Combines lectures and visits to local organizations. Research paper typically required. This course provides students the opportunity to engage with business leaders and different cultures to see the impact that they have on international business and vice versa.
Prerequisite: BUAD 309
UNIV 370-234: Study Abroad - Paris 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
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 $1,200.00.
  • 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$1,755.00$4,710.00
Final Program Fee$4,400.00$4,400.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$6,155.00$9,110.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00
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.
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 onAugust 29, 2023
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 03, 2023
$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.
Ryan Sanders
Faculty Director
Business Administration
Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

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