University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Summer 2018: Chicago BUAD Internship

Program Dates June 01, 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. Suresh Sundaram ( 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 by participating in an eight-week internship experience in Chicago. An internship is an unpaid training position that allows students to gain hands-on experience in a workplace environment. Drawing on their extensive network of partner organizations, our provider, Global Academic Ventures, will place students in small and medium-sized businesses, government bodies, nonprofit organizations and community service organizations. Every effort will be made to place students in an internship environment that suits their interests and future career plans. Students will work at their internship site Monday-Friday. Hours may vary according to placement.

This internship program features a two-day orientation program in each location, followed by an eight-week unpaid internship. Students will earn three UD credits for the internship experience by enrolling in BUAD 364, Business Administration in Practice. Working one-on-one with a Newark-based UD faculty member, students design and complete academic assignments tailored to the particular tasks and demands of their internship. A full-time, on-site GAV staff member will serve as the students’ contact in each location and assist with any problems or questions that may arise.

Students will share accommodation in each location with students from UD and/or other U.S. institutions; limited internet is available. From their accommodation, students will be able to take public transportation to their internship placements. Optional excursions are available on the weekends and may be purchased for an additional fee.

The program fee includes shared housing for the duration of the program, 1 week travel pass, welcome dinner, farewell dinner, and two catch-up dinners with the resident director and other students in each location.

The program fee does NOT include airfare; students are responsible for ALL flight arrangements and for arriving in Chicago at the internship location at designated time. In addition, students are responsible for covering the cost of meals, local transportation, and personal expenses.

Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket.

“Full-time international MBA and MS students (visa holders) pay a different tuition rate. International MBA tuition is $1,250 per credit, totaling $3,750. International MS Accounting tuition is $1,350 per credit, totaling $4,050”.

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 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course. Students enroll in one internship course, depending on their level.  Undergraduates take BUAD 364, and graduate students take BUAD 864.
BUAD 364: Business Administration in Practice (3 credits)
UNIV 371-019: Study Abroad - Chicago BUAD Internship (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$1,485.00$1,755.00
Final Program Fee$5,600.00$5,600.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $7,115.00$7,385.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$(TBD)$(TBD)

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 November 20, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on November 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: December 06, 2017

Interest Meetings:
10/04/2017, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM, Purnell Hall 328
10/05/2017, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM, Purnell Hall 328
11/08/2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Purnell Hall, Room 238
11/16/2017, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM, Purnell Hall, Room 328

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