University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2019: Australia/Thailand BUAD/FINC

Program Dates January 03, 2019 - February 02, 2019
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.

Interested in international business and finance? Join us on a journey to Thailand and Australia, both important business hubs for emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific region. The group will interact with local and U.S. companies while experiencing the culture, energy, and beauty of both countries.

Our first stop is Bangkok. Thailand is known as the land of smiles because of its friendly people and the country has emerged as an anchor for its neighboring developing economies. Bangkok is one of the most important commercial centers in South East Asia and serves as a gateway and principal destination for many visitors. The Stock Exchange of Thailand lists over 544 companies with a combined market capitalization of about $300 billion. Excursions will include visits to the Royal Palace and one of Bangkok’s famous floating markets.

Our second stop is Chiang Mai, Thailand's second largest city and the most culturally significant location in northern Thailand. In terms of quality of living and development potential, it is second to none in Southeast-Asia. The city has a distinct international atmosphere with many foreign businesses locating there over the past decade due to its excellent infrastructure with international direct flight connections to all countries in the region. Excursions will include a day of instruction at a Thai cooking school and a visit to an elephant sanctuary.

After about 2 weeks in Thailand, the group will head “Down Under” to Sydney, Australia. Sydney is Australia’s most populous city and home to the famous Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge, and the headquarters for 90 banks and the regional headquarters for 500 multinational corporations. Excursions will include a visit to the Sydney Opera House and the opportunity to experience the Sydney Bridge Climb. To prepare for your experience, you will participate in four organizational meetings before departure.

The Program Fee includes housing throughout the program provided in 3-star hotels in Thailand and apartments in Sydney. All academic/cultural excursions and visits to 17-18 companies are included, and international medical insurance is provided. Breakfast is generally included as well as 6-8 other meals during the program. Students are responsible for the remainder of their meals.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Asia/Australia, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Bangkok. 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 393: Seminar on International Marketing Management (3 credits)
FINC 392: Seminar on International Financial Management (3 credits)
UNIV 370-022: Study Abroad - Australia/Thailand BUAD/FINC (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
Final Program Fee$5,485.00$5,485.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $7,810.00$11,680.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,000.00$2,000.00

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:
Andrew Fields
Faculty Director
312 Purnell Hall
Sandra Fields
Faculty Director
Business Administration
234 Lerner Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on April 20, 2018
Recommendation also due by 5pm on April 20, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: May 02, 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:
02/22/2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Lerner 125
03/16/2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Lerner 230
03/20/2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Lerner 126
04/11/2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Lerner 125

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