University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Summer 2020: Singapore FASH Internship

Program Dates June 04, 2020 - August 01, 2020
This program has been cancelled.

Program Overview The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

The November 20 deadline helps to ensure early internship placement and completion of all training visa documentation in a timely manner.

Once you have completed the online application, students are required to e-mail Dr. Hye-Shin Kim ( the following:
After all paperwork has been received, the faculty director will contact you to schedule an interview. As part of the interview process, the faculty director will assess your preparedness with various questions including the following:

Gain professional business experience in Asia by participating in an 8-week internship experience in Singapore. Singapore is one of Asia’s central locations for international business. Singapore is major textile and apparel business sourcing hub in the Asia-Pacific region.

This internship is an unpaid training position that allows you to gain hands-on experience in a workplace environment. Drawing on their extensive network of partner organizations, Global Academic Ventures (GAV), will place students in some of Singapore's well known multinational corporations. Through this study abroad program, students will be able to broaden their understanding of the international fashion business environment and apply their knowledge within an industry setting. Newark-based faculty will provide one-on-one guidance through initial meetings on campus in Newark and via e-mail, Skype, and Canvas while students are abroad. Fully trained local staff will be provided to manage on-site logistics, assist with on-site issues, and provide information as needed. GAV will provide 24/7 student support including referring and/or accompanying students and faculty to appropriate services. Includes crises management assistance.

Students will work at their internship site approximately 40 hours per week. The study abroad features a multi-day welcome-to-Singapore orientation program, followed by an 8-week unpaid internship.

The program fee includes 58 nights of shared, air-conditioned accommodation with limited Internet access, breakfast on the first 4 mornings of the program, transportation to/from the local airport at designated times, public transportation passes for each participant including SGP20.00 credit, welcome and farewell group meals, orientation in Singapore over the first two days in the country, full day trip of city sightseeing, two catch up dinners, and international medical insurance. The Singapore staff managing on-site logistics are also available 24/7 for students to contact in the event of an emergency.

The program fee does NOT include airfare, visa, most meals, and local ground transportation after the first few days. Students are responsible for ALL flight arrangements and for arriving at the Singapore airport at the designated time.

Optional excursions from Singapore are available on the weekends and may be purchased for an additional fee.

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.

U.S. citizens should budget $175 for visa expenses. Students who are citizens of other countries may have other visa requirements. Although instructions will be provided on how to apply for a Work Holiday Pass (visa) online, applying for a visa is the student's responsibility. GAV will help make an appointment to pick up the visa 1 or 2 days after arriving in Singapore

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 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
FASH 320-070: Fashion and Apparel Internship: Singapore (3 credits)
UNIV 370-210: Study Abroad - Singapore FASH Internship (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$1,590.00$1,884.00
Final Program Fee$6,200.00$6,200.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$45.00$45.00
Total to be charged to UD account $7,835.00$8,129.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,900.00$1,900.00

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:
Hye-Shin Kim
Faculty Director
Fashion and Apparel Studies
211 Allison Hall West

Submit Program Application by 5pm on November 20, 2019
Recommendation also due by 5pm on November 20, 2019
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: December 05, 2019

Interest Meetings:
10/21/2019, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM, zoom:

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