University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2018: Antarctica BUAD - micro

Program Dates January 04, 2018 - January 19, 2018 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled.

Program Overview Please note that the course, dates, and program details changed on March 28, 2017. Read this website carefully.

Do you want to travel to a part of the world where less than .0001% of the US population will EVER go? Are you adventurous? Can you brave the mountains, seas and ice? Do you love penguins and whales?? Join us in Antarctica to study International Management and learn about the unique political, environmental, and business agreements on a frozen land mass that is experiencing unique tourism growth, and the environmental impact of the businesses and organizations operating in the region.

Our program will begin with a few days in Ushuaia, Argentina, where we will hold classes and visit several companies. We will then embark on a 10-night cruise aboard the Ocean Diamond, a small expedition ship carrying a maximum of 189 passengers. The vessel has two stabilizers and an ice-strengthened hull, making it ideal for polar expeditions. While on-board, we will hear a series of lectures and participate in leadership activities. We will draw from the background readings, knowledge of the region, and personal experiences to create a real life travel blog – and define the target market and audience. After the cruise, we will spend another few nights in Ushuaia reviewing what we have learned and finalizing the course work. When the program ends, you could return directly to the U.S., or continue your own independent travel in South America.

Whether you’re interested in organizational behavior, the unique culture of the locations, or the ability to travel to a continent where an extremely limited number of people will ever go, the winter session in Antarctica is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

The Program Fee includes housing, academic and cultural excursions, guest speakers, several business visits and international medical insurance. In Ushuaia, students reside in double or quad rooms in hotels, with breakfast provided. In Antarctica, students will live on a cruise ship in triple and quad rooms with all meals provided.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Argentina, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Ushuaia. 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 detailed program information, download a copy of the Antarctica Interest Meeting Powerpoint (see here).

After you have applied to the program, please sign-up for your interview here.

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.

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 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
BUAD 391: Seminar on International Management (3 credits)
UNIV 370-167: Study Abroad - Antarctica BUAD micromester (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$1,485.00$3,984.00
Estimated Program Fee$6,550.00$6,550.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$8,065.00$10,564.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,500.00$1,500.00

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.

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 IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*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.

Contact Information:
Katalin Takacs Haynes
Faculty Director
Business Administration
210 Lerner Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on April 20, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on April 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: May 02, 2017

Interest Meetings:
02/22/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 231 Purnell Hall
02/23/2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, 227 Purnell Hall
02/24/2017, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, 324A Purnell Hall
03/07/2017, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM, 324A Purnell Hall
03/14/2017, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM, 202 Lerner Hall
03/21/2017, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM, 202 Lerner Hall
04/04/2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, 202 Lerner Hall
04/07/2017, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM, 202 Lerner Hall
04/11/2017, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM, 202 Lerner Hall
04/11/2017, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM, 202 Lerner Hall
04/18/2017, 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM, 202 Lerner Hall
04/18/2017, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM, 202 Lerner Hall

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