Program Information
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Spring 2025: Lerner Semester in Asia-Pacific + Internship
January 12, 2025 - May 10, 2025 (dates are tentative)

Program Notes
This program requires students to take 3-4 courses in two blocks over an 8 week period followed by a 4-week, unpaid, full-time internship for 3 credits. Students interested in the program should make an appointment with the program director to discuss the application process, preferably at least one semester before the application deadline.

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.

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

Traveling and studying abroad at this time poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad must be prepared to adapt to evolving situations 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 which 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
Sydney, located on Australia’s east coast and surrounding the world’s largest natural harbor, has an advanced market economy with a significant concentration of foreign banks and multinational corporations. This city is promoted as Asia Pacific’s leading financial 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, Bondi Beach, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. It is also near the Blue Mountains, which is known for dramatic steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests, and waterfalls.

The semester in Sydney is an Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics program, managed on-site by Global Academic Ventures (GAV). GAV, the on-site organization will arrange accommodation, housing, excursions, and other program logistics. Classes will be taught by reputed faculty from the U.S. and premier institutions in Australia.

The program will have flexibility in terms of the number of credits you can enroll in for the semester. The minimum requirement is 12 credits with a maximum of 15 credits. Of these credits, you are required to be enrolled in a mandatory 3 credit, 8-week internship for which you will be placed in an internship focused on your area of interest. The internship opportunities in Sydney will vary by location and therefore internship placements will be based on your specified area of interest. Internships may also be available in Singapore, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

For the remaining credits, you can choose from the following courses offered in two 4-week blocks, with two courses taken during each block:

ACCT 207 072: Accounting I
ACCT 208 070: Accounting II
BUAD301 077: Introduction to Marketing
BUAD306 078: Introduction to Service and Operations Management
BUAD309 079 Management and Organization Behavior
BUAD384 073: Global Business Environment
BUAD475 072: International Marketing
FINC 311070: Principles of Finance
FINC 415 070: International Finance
HOSP230 071: Executive Presentations and Problem-Solving
MISY261 071: Business Information Systems

Each of the courses will be scheduled for approximately two hours per day, five days a week, with classes held either in the morning or the afternoon.

NOTE: Some combinations of classes may not be possible due to block scheduling. The exact class schedule and offerings will depend on the courses registered for and the demand for each course.

Internships: Internships are available in a variety of fields (government, public relations, business, social service organizations, and many more) to all students enrolled in the program and will require a 36-40 hour commitment per week for 8 weeks. Placement is contingent upon the student having a 3.0 GPA and submitting required documents soon after acceptance into the program (cover letter, resume, two recommendations). Specific placements are not guaranteed. Students may be required to attend an on-site or an online interview with the prospective internship employer. Internship students will also be enrolled for the appropriate internship course, taught online by a UD faculty member. Students produce papers, write reflective journals, and complete other assignments relevant to their internship experience. The internship is unpaid, and you may need to commute up to 1 hour each way to your internship placement.

You will be enrolled in the appropriate Internship Course, based on your major:
ACCT 364 - Accounting in Practice (3 credits)
BUAD364 – Business Administration in Practice (3 credits)
HOSP464 – International Hospitality Internship (3 credits)
SPTM367 – International Sport Management Internship (3 credits)

Excursions: The program includes excursions to Cockatoo Island and other cultural immersion activities in Sydney, Australia. Included excursion options are subject to change. Students also can take part in many other activities - a welcome reception, catch-up dinners during the semester, special lectures, films, and walking tours. Students will also may undertake optional trips during the spring break week and on weekends.

Housing: Students will be housed in shared, air-conditioned accommodation that is furnished with kitchens, living room, Wi-Fi internet, and on-site laundry facilities. Accommodations will be located in relatively close proximity to the classrooms but may vary with regard to size, number of students sharing bathroom and kitchen facilities, distance from internships. Individual requests regarding apartment style and location cannot be accommodated.

The Program Fee includes lodging for the duration of the program, class field trips, included day excursions, welcome reception and multiple catch-up dinners, a farewell dinner, all program-related activities, and medical insurance, and a local transportation pass with an initial credit that may vary based on location (upon expiration/use of credit, students will need to reload at their expense). Students will need to budget for meals, cellphone, laundry, and other personal expenses. Program fee does include local transfers from Sydney airport to accommodation and return to the Sydney airport, if the student arrives within a pre-specified arrival window.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare. 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.

Visa: Your faculty director and the program provider will supply the necessary information for you to apply for your visa
  • U.S. citizens are required to obtain a visa in order to remain in Australia for more than 90 days and to work as an intern. Students interning in Australia should budget approximately $450 for Australia visa expenses (these fees are for US citizens, the fees for non-US citizens are slightly higher).
  • If you are selected for an internship in Singapore, you will need to budget approximately $150 for visa fees.
  • U.S. citizens interning in New Zealand must obtain a visa.
While students will receive guidance through the visa process, obtaining a visa is the sole responsibility of each student.

For additional information about the program, please check out this video.
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 12 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
Students are required to enroll in one 3-credit, 4- week internship course (ACCT 364 070, BUAD 364 070, HOSP 464 071, or SPMT 367 070), depending on their area of interest.. The minimum requirement is 12 credits with a maximum of 15 credits.

NOTE: Some combinations of classes may not be possible due to block scheduling. The exact class schedule and offerings will depend on the courses registered for and the demand for each course.
ACCT 207-072: Accounting I (3 credits)
An introduction to financial accounting. Topics: the accounting cycle, merchandise accounting, accounting procedures for cash, receivables, payables, inventories, plant and equipment, stocks and bonds.
ACCT 208-070: Accounting II (3 credits)
Introduction to managerial accounting. Topics: manufacturing accounting, cost-volume-profit analysis, job-order accounting, budgeting, standard costs and variance analysis, contribution approach to decision analysis, absorption and variable costing.
Prerequisite: ACCT 207 with a grade of at least C-
ACCT 364-070: Accounting in Practice (3 credits)
Requires at least 120 hours of an accounting-related internship with verification by the hiring company. Term paper relating the real-world duties and experiences of the internship to principles learned in traditional accounting classes also required.
BUAD 301-077: Introduction to Marketing (3 credits)
Management of the marketing functions, marketing research, product planning, distribution channels, pricing, personal selling, and advertising. Emphasis on consumer and industrial markets.
Prerequisite: Requires sophomore status.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
BUAD 306-078: Introduction to Service and Operations Management (3 credits)
Analysis of major problems faced by operations managers at different levels of management. Topics include scheduling, forecasting, process design, inventory management and quality management.
Prerequisite: Requires junior status and MATH201 or STAT200.
BUAD 309-079: Management and Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
Examines individual, group, and organizational determinants of work behavior in organizations. Theory and concepts relevant to individual differences, attitudes, motivation, teams, leadership, power, and organizational culture and change are discussed with an emphasis on applying this knowledge to the challenges of management in a variety of organizations.
Prerequisite: Requires sophomore status.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
BUAD 364-070: Business Administration in Practice (3 credits)
Requires completion of at least 120 hours of a management, marketing, operations management, or international business internship with verification by the hiring company. Term paper relating the real-world duties and experiences of the internship to principles learned in traditional business courses also required.
BUAD 384-073: Global Business Environment (3 credits)
Evaluation of the elements of the national, international, and global environments that influence the context and conduct of international business. Emphasizes aspects of the cultural, political, economic, legal-regulatory, trade, financial, and institutional environments.
Prerequisite: Requires junior status.
BUAD 475-072: International Marketing (3 credits)
Analysis of the concepts and practices relating to the marketing of products and services internationally. Focus on the uncontrollable environmental forces facing an international marketer, issues relating to the standardization of marketing strategies across countries and the unique problems of specific international markets.
Prerequisite: BUAD100 or BUAD301.
FINC 311-070: Principles of Finance (3 credits)
Introduces fundamental techniques and concepts related to the financial management of business firms. Topics include the time value of money, valuation, capital budgeting, working capital management, cost of capital, capital structure analysis, short and long term financing.
Prerequisite: ACCT 207 and MATH 201. Prerequisites for HSBM majors: ACCT 207 and MATH 201 or STAT 200
FINC 415-070: International Finance (3 credits)
Examines the international monetary environment and its impact on financial planning for the firm. Topics include exchange rates, currency restrictions, tax regulations, direct investment theory, capital budgeting, financing, risk management, and working capital management.
Prerequisite: FINC 311
Restrictions: Open to Junior and Senior Finance Majors only and MISY majors with Finance concentration.
HOSP 230-071: Executive Presentations and Problem-Solving (3 credits)
Examines various problem solving methods relating to specific issues of the hospitality industry. Explores oral, written and multi-media executive presentation techniques of problem solving results including personal presentations.
HOSP 464-071: International Hospitality Internship (3 credits)
International internship under the supervision of a University of Delaware based professor and an onsite internship coordinator. Experience working in a hospitality related internship with written reflections on the cultural and business practices of the host country.
MISY 261-071: Business Information Systems (3 credits)
Introduction to management information systems. Programming techniques for problem solving with business productivity tools and software. Emphasis on business applications.
Prerequisite: MISY160 or CISC101.
SPTM 367-070: International Sport Management Internship (3 credits)
Practical international learning experience in Sport Management. Reflect on the theoretical aspects of the industry by analyzing real world issues and identifying professional ethical obligations. Faculty feedback is intended to enhance students' skills and competencies in a targeted career orientation.
UNIV 373-022: Study Abroad: Australia + International Internship (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
Placement is contingent upon the student having a 3.0 GPA and submitting required documents soon after acceptance into the program (cover letter, resume, two recommendations).
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 Spring Semester
  • 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-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$7,300.00$19,595.00
Estimated Program Fee$10,500.00$10,500.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$17,800.00$30,095.00
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 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, 2024
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedOctober 01, 2024
$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.
Suresh Sundaram
Faculty Director
Business Administration
216 Alfred Lerner Hall

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