University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2018: Australia HOSP

Program Dates January 04, 2018 - February 01, 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.

If you are interested in Conventions, Meeting, International Events, Culture and Cuisine, come join Hospitality Business Management in a Winter Study Abroad Program in Australia. We will fly to Sydney and stay in Manly, a resort town located across from the Sydney Harbor in the northern coastal peninsula.

Manly is just a 30-minute ferry ride from Sydney, which is located on Australia's east coast, surrounds the world's largest natural harbor, and sprawls towards the Blue Mountains to the west. It is an incredibly multicultural city, with over a quarter of its population born overseas. Sydney has an advanced market economy with strengths in finance, manufacturing, and tourism. Millions of tourists come to Sydney each year to see the city's landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor, the Royal National Park, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. It is also in close proximity to the Blue Mountains, which is known for dramatic with steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests, waterfalls and villages dotted with guesthouses, galleries and gardens.

Academics and excursions

Our program will be staying at the International College of Management Sydney (ICMS). ICMS is a community of scholars, industry professionals and students working together to produce leaders in business, events, hospitality, international business, international tourism, property and sports management. When the school is in session it houses 1200 students, which is a student population that is smaller than other Australian universities. The campus is located above the ocean shores to the North and was the home of the last active Catholic Convents in Australia. The ICMS building, with its Gothic style, holds a commanding position overlooking the azure of Sydney Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. ICMS is also close enough to the city - 17 minutes by fast ferry - for visits to art galleries, museums, the best city shops, the historic Rocks area and Sydney's famous Opera House.

We will tour the region to discover the history, culture, cuisine that had developed from an international immigrant population. This melting pot of cultures/cuisines provides a stimulating background to our studies. After 3 years of extensive renovation, the Sydney Exhibition Centre reopened in the Fall of 2016. Students will get a first hand look at the impressive array of facilities along with tours of the famous Sydney Opera House, Botanical Gardens and the Olympic Village making it an idea stage to learn about meeting, conventions and events.


Students reside in doubles in a modern dormitory setting. Breakfast and lunch daily at ICMS are included in the program fee, along with culinary excursions throughout the Sydney/ Manly region.

This is truly an experience of a lifetime for students who are interested in international hospitality. Our program will explore the intersections between culture, cuisine, and events!

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related excursions, some meals and international medical insurance.

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 Sydney. 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 this program, students will be provided a recommended itinerary and are encouraged to purchase a ticket on this itinerary; no seats are being held.

Students who are U.S. citizens 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: 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.
HOSP 215: Meeting and Conference Management (3 credits)
HOSP 328: International Cuisine and Culture (3 credits)
UNIV 370-171: Study Abroad - Australia HOSP (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$3,800.00$3,800.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $6,058.00$9,806.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,200.00$2,200.00

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.

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:
Brian Miller
Faculty Director
Hospitality Business Management
14 W. Main Street - Raub Hall
Nicholas Waller
Faculty Director
Hospitality Business Management
Trabant University Center - Vita Nova

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:
02/17/2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, CMU 120 - in the Courtyard Hotel
02/20/2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, CLB 102
02/28/2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, CLB 102
03/09/2017, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Raub Hall
03/21/2017, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Raub Hall

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