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

Program Dates June 07, 2021 - July 31, 2021 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled.

Program Overview Once you have completed the online application, students are required to e-mail Dr. Suresh Sundaram (ssuresh@udel.edu) 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) (oiss@udel.edu) 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.

Gain professional business experience by participating in an international 8-week virtual internship program. The internship is an unpaid training position that allows students to gain experience in a workplace environment. Students will work for a non-profit or a for-profit organization based in one of the following locations: Sydney, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, or Dublin Ireland.

Drawing on their extensive network of partner organizations, our provider, Global Academic Ventures (GAV), will place students in some of the most prestigious multinational corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, government bodies, nonprofit organizations and community service organizations. Every effort will be made to place students in an internship environment that suits their interests and future career plans. Students will meet periodically in real time with their internship supervisors to receive assignments and feedback.

This internship study abroad program features a live online orientation, followed by an eight-week unpaid internship. Students will earn three UD credits for the internship experience by enrolling in BUAD 364 (Business Administration in Practice) taught online. The class will meet 3-4 times online with the instructor prior to the start of the internship and is focused on developing additional consulting-related skills that are relevant to the projects assigned. There will also be additional regular check-ins with the faculty director during the program to align on project progress.

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 for Pacific locations will likely be in the evenings (on the U.S East Coast), or in the mornings for those interning with a Dublin-based organization.

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). Graduate students may request to enroll in BUAD 864 (3 cr.) instead of BUAD 364.
BUAD 364: Business Administration in Practice (3 credits)
UNIV 367-074: Seminar - BUAD 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 http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html 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:
Suresh Sundaram
Faculty Director
Business Administration
216 Alfred Lerner Hall
302-831-6187
ssuresh@udel.edu



Deadlines:
Submit Program Application by 5pm on February 28, 2021
Recommendation also due by 5pm on February 28, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: TBD



Interest Meetings:


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