University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2019: Auckland/Melbourne BUAD

Program Dates January 03, 2019 - January 29, 2019 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled.

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.

To be considered for acceptance to the Australia/New Zealand BUAD program, applicants must complete these steps:
Failure to complete these steps may result in your disqualification from the program.

Interested in international management/operations management and learning about these topics “Down Under”? Journey with us to Auckland, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia, important business hubs for emerging Asia-Pacific businesses/markets. You will learn about differences in international business practices by attending presentations from representatives of leading companies across multiple industries. You will also have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the local culture in Australia and New Zealand during visits led by local Aboriginals and Maoris to locations of great historical significance.

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.

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Melbourne rates highly in education, entertainment, health care, research and development, tourism and sport, making it the world's most livable city—for the fifth year in a row in 2015, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. It is a leading financial center in the Asia-Pacific region, and ranks among the top 30 cities in the world in the Global Financial Centres Index. It is recognized as a UNESCO City of Literature and a major center for street art, music and theatre. It is home to many of Australia's largest and oldest cultural institutions such as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne Cricket Ground, the National Gallery of Victoria, the State Library of Victoria and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building. The Port of Melbourne is Australia's busiest seaport for containerized and general cargo.

We will visit leading Australian, New Zealand, and multinational firms while experiencing the culture, energy, and beauty of these fantastic countries.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related excursions, some meals and international medical insurance. Students will be housed in apartments in Melbourne and Auckland, including breakfast most days, along with 3-4 group dinners. Students are responsible for the remainder of their meals.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from NZ/Australia, nor airport transfers within the U.S. 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. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare.

Students 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.
BUAD 391: Seminar on International Management (3 credits)
BUAD 394: Seminar on International Operations Management (3 credits)
UNIV 370-019: Study Abroad - Auckland/Melbourne 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$2,295.00$6,165.00
Estimated Program Fee$5,225.00$5,225.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$7,550.00$11,420.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,900.00$2,900.00

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 http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html 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:
Mary Kernan
Faculty Director
Business Administration
318 Alfred Lerner Hall
302-831-1016
mck@udel.edu
Hemant Kher
Faculty Director
Business Administration
206 Alfred Lerner Hall
302-831-1784
kher@udel.edu



Deadlines:
Submit Program Application by 5pm on April 20, 2018
Recommendation also due by 5pm on April 20, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: May 02, 2018

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:
02/26/2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, PRN 229
04/09/2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, PRN 229


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