University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2020: Australia ENGL

Program Dates January 04, 2020 - February 06, 2020
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.

Down Under, the land of Oz, the Sunburnt-Country, the Fatal Shore---Australia, ancient land and young nation, has many names, many landscapes and much to teach its visitors. Join us on a journey of discovery which will take us through time from the ancient creation stories of the Aboriginal cultures, the sufferings and triumphs of the First Fleet convicts, the colonial gold rush boom to the emergence of a state that has found its place on the world stage, as we study fictional and journalistic narratives that illuminate a vast continent.

Home-based at the Melbourne University, we will take excursions to the Great Ocean Road, Hanging Rock (the inspiration and location for Peter Weir’s 1975 film), Philip Island to see the famous Penguin Parade, and the island of Tasmania; students will also have an optional afternoon watching world-class tennis at the Australian Open.

We will use the films, literature and journalism we study to illuminate our first-hand experiences; students will also create a travel blog on which they’ll report on their own experiences. Accommodations will be in residence halls. Some meals will be included on the road and all will be provided during our university stay.

Applicants from all majors are eagerly welcomed; the classes offered in the program fulfill the second-writing requirement.

The Program Fee covers housing in Uni Melbourne residence halls, in-country program-related excursions, some meals, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Australia, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Melbourne. 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. Those who arrive at the Melbourne airport at the appointed time will be able to take advantage of the group bus to their lodging, as well as on return. Students who opt to arrive at a different time are responsible for traveling to their lodging independently and at their expense as instructed by the faculty director.

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.
ENGL 318-070: Studies in Film: Australian Adaptations, Texts into Movies (3 credits)
ENGL 409-070: Topics in Journalism: Covering Australia (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Second Writing
UNIV 370-014: Study Abroad - Australia ENGL (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$2,385.00$6,404.00
Final Program Fee$3,950.00$3,950.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $6,365.00$10,384.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,600.00$2,600.00

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:
Ben Yagoda
Faculty Director
323 Memorial Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on March 29, 2019
Recommendation also due by 5pm on March 29, 2019
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: May 02, 2019

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:
02/20/2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, MEM 049
03/05/2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, MEM 049

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