University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Spring 2018: Australia/New Zealand BUAD

Program Dates February 03, 2018 - May 19, 2018
This program is closed.

Program Overview Study Down Under in Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand.

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 are known for dramatic steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests, and waterfalls.

Auckland, located on New Zealand’s North Island, is a culturally diverse city and the country’s major economic and financial center. It is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world and is home to Mount Eden, the tallest volcanic peak in the region, as well as Sky Tower which is the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere.

The semester in Sydney is managed on-site by Global Academic Ventures (GAV). GAV will arrange accommodation, housing, excursions, and other program logistics. Classes will taught by faculty from University of Delaware and/or other premier institutions in Australia and New Zealand.

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. You will also be able to choose between four locations for your internship – Sydney (Australia), Auckland (New Zealand), Hong Kong, or Singapore. The internship opportunities will vary by location and you may be placed in any one of the 4 locations based on your specified area of interest.

For the remaining credits, you can choose from the following courses:
BUAD 301: Introduction to Marketing
BUAD 306: Introduction to Service and Operations Management
BUAD 309: Management and Organization Behavior
HOSP 316: Cross Cultural Etiquette & Protocol
BUAD 384: Global Business Environment
BUAD 475: International Marketing

Each of the courses will be offered over a 2 week period with a 4 ½ hour class, 5 days a week, with classes held either in the morning or the afternoon.

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 will produce papers, write reflective journals, and complete other assignments relevant to their internship experience.

You will be enrolled in the appropriate Internship Course, based on your major:
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 Waiheke Island and Hobbiton (set for the Lord of Rings Movies) in New Zealand and Featherdale Animal Park/ Blue Mountains in Sydney, Australia. Included excursion options may be revised. Students also can take part in many other activities - a welcome reception, catch-up dinners during the semester, special lectures, films, and walking tours.

Housing: Accommodation in Sydney and Auckland is serviced apartment style, with double or triple room configuration, a small kitchen and laundry facilities. Accommodation in Singapore and Hong Kong is hotel style with laundry or dry cleaning facilities nearby. Rooms will be double or triple share depending on gender breakdown. Students in Sydney will remain in the same accommodation for both the internship and class. Facilities vary between accommodations. All have air conditioning.

The Program Fee includes lodging, class fieldtrips, 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 airport to accommodation and return to the airport in each location, 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 Auckland. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. For this program, students will be given recommended arrival windows for each location.

U.S. citizens are required to obtain a visa in order to remain in Australia for more than 90 days. Students 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 an additional $150 for visa fees. If selected for an internship in Hong Kong, the visa fees are included in the program fees. While IGS and GAV will guide students through the visa process, obtaining a visa is the sole responsibility of each student.

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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. 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, 8 week internship course, depending on their area of interest.. The minimum requirement is 12 credits with a maximum of 15 credits.
BUAD 301: Introduction to Marketing (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
BUAD 306: Introduction to Service and Operations Management (3 credits)
BUAD 309: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
BUAD 364: Business Administration in Practice (3 credits)
BUAD 384: Global Business Environment (3 credits)
BUAD 475: International Marketing (3 credits)
HOSP 316: Cross Cultural Etiquette and Protocol (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
HOSP 464-070: International Hospitality Internship (3 credits)
SPTM 367: International Sport Management Internship (3 credits)
UNIV 373-033: Study Abroad: Australia/New Zealand BUAD (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$5,935.00$15,930.00
Final Program Fee$6,400.00$6,400.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account $12,335.00$22,330.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,400.00$2,400.00

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:
Suresh Sundaram
Faculty Director
Business Administration
216 Alfred Lerner Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on September 20, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on September 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 27, 2017

Interest Meetings:
09/05/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, PRN 231
09/06/2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, PRN 232
09/07/2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, PRN 232
09/11/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, PRN 231
09/14/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, PRN 231
09/18/2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, PRN 231

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