University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2019: Vietnam/Cambodia FINC

Program Dates January 04, 2019 - January 30, 2019
This program is closed.

Program Overview

Interested in emerging markets, international trade, and finance? This program in Vietnam and Cambodia in January 2018 will give you an opportunity to see how the knowledge and tools you are learning at UD translate to small and medium enterprises in Southeast Asia. We will visit Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Phnom Pehn, learning about their culture, historic significance, and business relevance in the next century.

Based in three major cities in Southeastern Asia you will interact with local entrepreneurs, financial institutions, and government officials. We will learn how local businesses find customers and develop export market, where they obtain financing, and the view in the region of the Trans Pacific Partnership. And we will learn about challenges unique to emerging market firms. We will compare challenges facing businesses in the region with challenges faced by similar-sized firms in the United States. It won’t be all business related: we will spend a significant amount of time engaged in cultural emersion activities. We will visit Ha Long Bay, take walking tours of both capitals, and see a water puppet show in Hanoi. You will also have significant free time to explore each city we visit.

All hotels will be centrally located, 3-star or higher, with students in twin share rooms. Breakfast is included at the accommodation in all locations, as is wifi. We will travel through the region via ground transportation. While we will see some of the major tourist areas in the region, but we will also spend significant time off of the beaten path. This will give us the best possible opportunity to learn about the region, culture, and local businesses from the ground level.

This is a great opportunity to explore a highly dynamic region of the world with a rich history, culture, and tremendous future. It is also your opportunity to expand your knowledge base and skill set by learning about a region significantly different than the United States.

The Program Fee includes housing, academic and cultural excursions, visits to companies and international medical insurance. Students will be housed in 3-star hotels,apartments or hostels with 1-2 group lunches or dinners. Students are responsible for the remainder of their meals.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Asia, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Vietnam. 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 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
FINC 367: Seminar on International Trade Finance (3 credits)
FINC 392-072: Seminar on International Financial Management (3 credits)
UNIV 370-170: Study Abroad - Vietnam/Cambodia 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$3,975.00$3,975.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $6,300.00$10,170.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00

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:
John Stocker
Faculty Director
319 Purnell Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on September 20, 2018
Recommendation also due by 5pm on September 20, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 26, 2018

Interest Meetings:
03/07/2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Purnell 325
03/21/2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Purnell 325
04/09/2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Purnell 238
04/18/2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Purcell 328
05/17/2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Purnell 329
09/06/2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Purnell 328

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