University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Spring 2018: Florida/Bahamas HOSP - Spring Break

Program Dates March 24, 2018 - March 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.

Study Cruise Management on board the Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, while on route to the Bahamas, one of the most visited tourist spots in the world, famous for their scenic beauty and year-round tropical weather. Students will also enjoy Nassau, known for its charm and rich colonial history, with opportunities for sports activities, sightseeing, and a day on a private Island.

This integrated course introduces the students to the exciting Cruise industry, and it offers a unique opportunity for students to study the topic from the vantage point of passengers on the boat. You will experience first-hand, various on-board functions such as Hotel Management, Dining Services, Cruise Entertainment, SPA and Shore Excursions. Additionally, as we travel to locations abroad, we will learn about cultural aspects of the destination we visit, and explore the economic and environmental aspects of cruise tourism.
Students reside in double or triple “state rooms” with meals, entertainment and shore activities provided.

Whether you are interested in learning about this fast growing segment of the tourism industry, peering behind the scenes of an enormous organizational and technical operation, or simply experiencing culinary delights, the spring semester Cruise Management course with the Spring break cruise to the Bahamas is your chance to learn about the industry while sailing on one of the newest and most exciting cruise ships in the world.

The program departs from Cape Liberty, NJ on Sunday, March 24; and returns to Cape Liberty, NJ on Sunday, March 31, 2018.

The Program Fee includes the 7 night cruise, meals, activities onboard, excursions in Florida and the Bahamas, and roundtrip shuttle transportation between the UD campus and the port in Cape LIberty, New Jersey

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.
HOSP 390-070: Cruise Ship Management (3 credits)
UNIV 373-028: Study Abroad - Florida/Bahamas Spring Break (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Program Fee$2,500.00$2,500.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$2,500.00$2,500.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$(TBD)$(TBD)

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:
Zvi Schwartz
Faculty Director
Hospitality Business Management
Raub Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on October 20, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on October 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 27, 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:
03/01/2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Raub Hall
03/09/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Raub Hall
09/08/2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Raub Hall
09/14/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Raub Hall

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