Program Information
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Winter 2024: Australia/Thailand BUAD/FINC
January 03, 2024 - January 30, 2024
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Interest Meetings:
04/06/2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMPurnell 238
04/11/2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMPurnell 238
04/17/2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMPurnell 229
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.
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 10-13 weeks (3-4 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

Interested in international marketing and finance? Join us on a journey to Thailand and Australia, both important business hubs in the Asia-Pacific region. The group will interact with local and U.S. companies while experiencing the culture, energy, and beauty of both countries.

Our first stop is Bangkok. Thailand is known as the land of smiles because of its friendly people and the country has emerged as an anchor for its neighboring developing economies. Bangkok is one of the most important commercial centers in South East Asia and serves as a gateway and principal destination for many visitors. The Stock Exchange of Thailand lists over 544 companies with a combined market capitalization of about $300 billion. Excursions will include visits to the Royal Palace and one of Bangkok’s famous floating markets.

Our second stop is Chiang Mai, Thailand's second largest city and the most culturally significant location in northern Thailand. In terms of quality of living and development potential, it is second to none in Southeast-Asia. The city has a distinct international atmosphere with many foreign businesses locating there over the past decade due to its excellent infrastructure with international direct flight connections to all countries in the region. Excursions will include a day of instruction at a Thai cooking school and a visit to an elephant sanctuary.

After about 2 weeks in Thailand, the group will head “Down Under” to Sydney, Australia. Sydney is Australia’s most populous city and home to the famous Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge, and the headquarters for 90 banks and the regional headquarters for 500 multinational corporations. Excursions will include a visit to the Sydney Opera House and the opportunity to experience the Sydney Bridge Climb.

To prepare for your experience, you will participate in four organizational meetings before departure.

The Program Fee includes housing throughout the program provided in 3-star hotels in Thailand and apartments in Sydney. All academic/cultural excursions and visits to 17-18 companies are included, and international medical insurance is provided. Breakfast is generally included as well as 6-8 other meals during the program. Students are responsible for the remainder of their meals.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Asia/Australia, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Bangkok. 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
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
BUAD 393-072: Seminar on International Marketing Management (3 credits)
This course is a seminar on selected topics in international marketing management. The course will combine classroom exercises and presentations and visits to local organizations. We will be concentrating on the marketing environment in Thailand and Australia.
Prerequisite: BUAD 301
Restrictions: Counts as BUAD elective for BS candidates.
FINC 392-070: Seminar on International Financial Management (3 credits)
This course is a seminar on selected topics in international financial management. The course will combine classroom presentations and exercises with visits to local organizations. We will be concentrating on the financial management decisions companies make in Thailand and Australia.
Prerequisite: FINC311
Restrictions: Used only as a professional elective for finance majors.
UNIV 370-022: Study Abroad - Australia/Thailand BUAD/FINC (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 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.
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
Final Tuition based on current year$2,633.00$7,065.00
Estimated Program Fee$5,900.00$5,900.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$8,563.00$12,995.00
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.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students https://provost.udel.edu/differential-charge/ 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 onApril 20, 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.
Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants.
Contacts
Andrew Fields
Faculty Director
Finance
306 Purnell Hall
302-831-0189
fieldsa@udel.edu
Sandra Fields
Faculty Director
Business Administration
236 Lerner Hall
302-831-4222
fieldss@udel.edu

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