University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2018: Hawaii NTDT

Program Dates January 02, 2018 - January 31, 2018
This program is closed.

Program Overview 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.

The Hawaiian Islands are stepping-stones linking East to West. Each island has its own rich cultural heritage. You will learn all about many aspects of culture including ancient traditions of the Hawaiian ohana (family) from interactions with residents and health professionals. You will learn to speak the Hawaiian language that is taught throughout Hawaii schools. The revitalization of the Hawaiian culture is a reminder that the past clearly defines the present. Through the activities in this program you will be able to connect with both contemporary and historical cultural activities throughout the islands of Oahu, Big Island, and Maui. In addition to lectures, excursions will include tours of dietary facilities at medical centers, discussions with nutritionists and nutrition researchers, tasting and preparing local meals, museum tours, and field to table tours. Students will stay in condominium units and hotels.

The Program Fee includes accommodations, all group excursions, and ground transportation in Hawaii. Students will reside in double rooms in hotels.

The Program Fee does not include airfare to or from Hawaii, nor airport transfers within the Continental U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Hawaii. 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: 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 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
NTDT 445: Teaching Methods: Nutrition/Foods (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Global Studies Minor
NTDT 475: Transcultural Food and Cuisine (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Multicultural
UNIV 371-012: Domestic Travel Study - Hawaii NTDT (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$2,228.00$5,976.00
Final Program Fee$4,450.00$4,450.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $6,708.00$10,456.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,100.00$1,100.00

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:
Marie Kuczmarski
Faculty Director
Nutrition and Dietetics
010 Carpenter Sports Building

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

Please note that 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.

Interest Meetings:

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