University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Summer 2018: Hong Kong FASH Internship

Program Dates May 31, 2018 - July 28, 2018
This program is closed.

Program Overview The November 20 deadline helps to ensure early internship placement and completion of all training visa documentation in a timely manner.

Once you have completed the online application, students are required to e-mail Dr. Hye-Shin Kim ( the following:
After all paperwork has been received, the faculty director will contact you to schedule an interview. As part of the interview process, the faculty director will assess your preparedness with various questions including the following:

Gain professional business experience in Asia's Fashion Center by participating in an 8-week internship experience in exciting Hong Kong! This internship is an unpaid training position that allows you to gain hands-on experience in a workplace environment. The internship will provide you practical experience to enhance your on-campus learning. Drawing on their extensive network of partner organizations, Global Academic Ventures (GAV), will place students in some of Hong Kong's well known multinational corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, government bodies, nonprofit organizations and community service organizations. This course is an off-campus supervised and coordinated field study program in the fashion and related industries in Hong Kong. The primary goal of this course is to enhance student learning through firsthand knowledge of the global apparel business environment in Hong Kong. Through this course, students will be able to broaden their understanding of the international fashion business environment and apply their knowledge within a field experience setting. Instructors will provide one-on-one guidance through initial meetings on campus in Newark and via e-mail, Skype, and Sakai while students are abroad.

Students will work at their internship site approximately 40 hours per week. Actual work hours will vary depending upon job placement. This Internship Study Abroad Program features a multi-day welcome-to-Hong Kong orientation program, followed by a 8-week unpaid internship. A local representative of GAV will serve as the students' contact while in Hong Kong and assist with any problems or questions that may arise. Preference will be given to students majoring in Fashion and Apparel Studies with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the fashion industry after graduation. However, applications from non-fashion majors with business background are welcome. If you have questions about your qualifications for this program, please contact a Faculty Director.

The Program Fee includes the cost and processing for a training visa, shared hotel-style accommodation (with a mini-fridge and microwave), public transport passes with limited credit to get you started, group transfer between the airport and accommodation in Hong Kong (for both arrival and departure when doing so within the designated timeframe), and orientation activities in Hong Kong including information about navigating the city and getting to and from your internship site via public transport. The Program Fee also includes a welcome dinner, a farewell dinner, 2 'catch up' dinners during the internship period and international medical insurance. Note that students will be responsible for all other meals. The HK staff managing on-site logistics are also available 24/7 for students to contact in the event of an emergency.

Optional excursions from Hong Kong are available on the weekends and may be purchased for an additional fee.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare or ground transportation to meet the group in Hong Kong or transport to and from internships. The program officially begins when students arrive in Hong Kong on Thursday, May 31, 2018. 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 given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.

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 1 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
FASH 320: Fashion and Apparel Internship: Hong Kong (1 credit)
UNIV 374-011: Study Abroad - Hong Kong FASH Internship (0 credits) pass/fail

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$495.00$1,328.00
Final Program Fee$6,125.00$6,125.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $6,650.00$7,483.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,800.00$1,800.00

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:
Hye-Shin Kim
Faculty Director
Fashion and Apparel Studies
211 Allison Hall West

Submit Program Application by 5pm on November 20, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on November 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: December 05, 2017

Interest Meetings:
09/05/2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, ALS 310
10/04/2017, 4:40 PM - 5:30 PM, 310 ALW (Alison Hall West)

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