University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Summer 2021: *Virtual International Internship - FASH

Program Dates June 07, 2021 - July 31, 2021 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed.

Program Overview 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:
International Students: Please contact International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) ( before applying in order to discuss your eligibility to participate in the Virtual International Internship Program. International students who plan on working in the U.S., even for a company that is overseas, will need to consult with an International Student Advisor on whether work authorization such as Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is required to maintain your visa status.

An 8-week fashion virtual internship in one of Asia's Fashion Centers, Singapore or Hong Kong. This internship is an unpaid training position that allows you to gain hands-on experience in a multinational workplace environment. The internship will provide you practical experience to enhance your on-campus learning.

Drawing on their extensive network of partner organizations, Global Academic Ventures (GAV) will place students in some of Singapore or Hong Kong's well known multinational corporations. The primary goal of this program is to enhance student learning through firsthand knowledge of the global apparel business environment in Asia. Students will meet periodically in real time with their internship supervisors to receive assignments and feedback. Through the internship course, students will be able to broaden their understanding of the international fashion business environment and apply their knowledge within a field experience setting. Instructors will provide one-on-one guidance through initial meetings on campus in Newark and via e-mail, Zoom, and Canvas.

Preference will be given to students majoring in Fashion and Apparel Studies with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the fashion industry after graduation. However, applications from non-fashion majors with business background are welcome. If you have questions about your qualifications for this program, please contact the Faculty Director.

The program fee includes placement in a major-appropriate internship based on the student’s qualifications, experience, and interest; an online orientation in May, and ongoing academic support by the faculty member during the course of the internship experience.

The program fee does not include UD summer session tuition; see costs below. In addition, participants are responsible for maintaining reliable internet connections and for being available for periodic meetings with their supervisors. Given the time differences, these meetings fwill likely be in the evenings (on the U.S East Coast).

Acceptance and scholarship decisions announced March 5.

ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware 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. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Courses: Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
FASH 320: Fashion and Apparel Internship: (3 credits)
UNIV 367-075: Seminar - FASH Virtual International Internship (0 credits) pass/fail

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$950.00$950.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$45.00$45.00
Total to be charged to UD account $2,585.00$2,879.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$(TBD)$(TBD)

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 $0.00 Initial Payment.

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

Submit Program Application by 5pm on February 20, 2021
Recommendation also due by 5pm on February 20, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: TBD

Interest Meetings:
09/09/2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM,, Mtg ID 924 9900 447
09/09/2020, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM,, MtgID 924 9900 447
10/07/2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM,
11/23/2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, zoom:
12/01/2020, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, zoom:

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