University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2019: Dubai CIEG

Program Dates January 04, 2019 - February 02, 2019
This program is closed.

Program Overview Study international construction and engineering project management in one of the most dynamic, multicultural cities in the world: Dubai. Dubai is known for rapid growth and incredible development ambition. It is home to the world’s tallest building (Burj Khalifa), the world’s largest Mall (Dubai Mall), the Palm Islands, and numerous other noteworthy developments. The country continues rapid development and students will have the opportunity to visit and explore active construction projects while studying the differences between US construction activity and international practices. Students will also study engineering project management and evaluate different philosophies for project delivery in a multicultural climate while also enjoying the sites and culture of the United Arab Emirates. Students will interact with numerous professionals from diverse cultural backgrounds. Tours will enhance the in-class learning with visits to the Burj Khalifa, Abu Dhabi and neighboring Emirates, Mosques and Churches. Students will explore wadis and experience traditional souqs, dhow cruises, Emirati and Middle Eastern culture and cuisine, and desert safaris. Students will stay in double accommodation in local hotels within the city with convenient access to numerous sites. Breakfast is included daily and lunch/dinner are available depending on the daily schedule.

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

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Dubai, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Dubai. 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.

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. All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
CIEG 486-070: Engineering Project Management (3 credits)
CIEG 492-070: International Construction (3 credits)
UNIV 370-194: Study Abroad - Dubai CIEG (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$3,600.00$3,600.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $5,925.00$9,795.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,500.00$1,500.00

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:
Edgar Small
Faculty Director
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dupont 360D

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

Interest Meetings:
03/06/2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Gore 315
03/19/2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Gore 223
04/10/2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Dupont 350
04/11/2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Dupont 350
04/12/2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Dupont 350

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