University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2022: Budapest UAPP - micro

Program Dates January 02, 2022 - January 19, 2022 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed.

Program Overview Please note that First Semester Freshmen are eligible for participation and encouraged to apply to this program.

Note: Please check program pages regularly or follow @UDGlobal on Instagram or Twitter for updated information on applying for a 22W study abroad program.

If you do not have a current passport, you should be aware that COVID-19 has delayed passport processing times significantly. The U.S. State Department has announced that it now takes an average of 18 weeks (4.5 months) to process a passport.

Given the circumstances, if you want to study abroad in 2022, you need to apply for or renew your passport NOW - even if you’re not 100% sure about your study abroad plans yet. We recommend expediting both the processing time and the shipping time for your passport.


Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

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.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by IGS).


To learn more about the Winter 2022: Budapest UAPP program, schedule a meeting with Dr. Tóth by visiting this page: https://tibortoth.youcanbook.me

Join us in the heart of Europe for 2.5 weeks while we learn and explore in the beautiful city of Budapest, Hungary. We will compare public policy between Hungary and U.S., focusing on a variety of common policy themes - from education to health and social issues. Learning how to compare policy across different nations will give you a deeper understanding of what drives government decision-making, on both a national and global scale. This is especially true in a country that has gone through such dramatic political change in the past 100 years - from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, through WWII and Communism, and now as a member of the EU.

While studying in the capital city of Budapest, you will have an opportunity to meet (and interview) local Hungarians, and we will share a meal and discussion with local students. We will tour historic and cultural sites, visit the Terror Museum, and learn about life behind the Iron Curtain. To enrich our understanding of health and social issues, we'll spend an afternoon at the Szechenyi baths, do a service project with a local non-profit, and learn to cook a Hungarian dish. Students will also have several free days to explore the city.

Our program will be housed in a 4-star apartment hotel in the center of downtown (four blocks from the Opera House), with easy access to the Metro, and within a 5 min. walk of our classroom. Students share double or triple rooms, and each apartment has a full kitchen. Several group lunches and dinners will be a part of the program. Students are responsible for the remainder of their meals.

The Budapest UAPP program is your opportunity to explore a fascinating region of the world with a rich history, culture, and future. Whether you are interested in public policy, political science, history, or Central and Eastern Europe in general, this program will provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related events and excursions, several group lunches, several group dinners, in-country ground transportation, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Budapest, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Budapest. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. 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: 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: 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 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
UAPP 424-070: Comparative Public Policy (3 credits)
UNIV 370-193: Study Abroad (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$1,623.00$4,356.00
Final Program Fee$2,275.00$2,275.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $3,928.00$6,661.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,250.00$1,250.00

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 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 $1,000.00 Initial Payment.


Contact Information:
Tibor Toth
Faculty Director
Biden School of Public Policy and Administration
285C Graham Hall
302-831-3320
tibi@udel.edu



Deadlines:
Submit Program Application by 5pm on September 20, 2021
Recommendation also due by 5pm on September 20, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 29, 2021



Interest Meetings:


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