University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2019: Australia/New Zealand HSBM

Program Dates January 04, 2019 - February 04, 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.

Spend Winter Session 2019 studying beverage management and International Culture and Cuisine "Down Under" at the International College of Management Sydney (ICMS). Our program will take us to summer in Sydney's Manly Beach, Australia and to New Zealand where you will learn about the regions' major wine districts and factors that have shaped both Nations' culture and cuisine.

We will explore the cultures of Australia and New Zealand to underscore the importance of diversity in tourism. After 20 days in Manly Beach, Australia, we will travel to Wellington, the thriving capital of New Zealand on the country's north island. We will then travel to the south island that will provide us an opportunity to see some of New Zealand’s widely varying and spectacular settings ("Lord of the Rings" landscape). With the diverse cultures and lifestyles, our tours of the north and south islands present an ideal setting to study the relationship between wines, cuisine, and culture. You will have the opportunity to learn about the customs and foods of Australia's Aboriginals and New Zealand's Maori.

Depending on the location and venue, you will stay in a mixture of 3-star hotels and dormitories. Many of the meals will be included in our program including all breakfasts, most lunches, and many dinners. Our study will include tasting and sampling cuisines from the Pacific Rim Region. These foods may be unfamiliar to you. We expect all participants to try the foods we will explore during our program of study.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related excursions, some meals and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Australia/New Zealand, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Sydney. 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 provided a recommended itinerary and are encouraged to purchase a ticket on this itinerary; no seats are being held.

Students who are U.S. citizens 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.
HOSP 328: International Cuisine and Culture (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Multicultural
HOSP 418: Beverage Management (3 credits)
UNIV 370-020: Study Abroad - Australia/New Zealand HSBM (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$6,200.00$6,200.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $8,525.00$12,395.00
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 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:
Brian Miller
Faculty Director
Hospitality Business Management
14 W. Main Street - Raub Hall
Nicholas Waller
Faculty Director
Hospitality Business Management
Trabant University Center - Vita Nova

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:
02/27/2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Raub Hall Conference Room
03/05/2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, GOR 103
03/13/2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, MEM 108
03/16/2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, MEM 123
04/09/2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, GOR 117

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