University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2022: Hawaii LEAD - micro

Program Dates January 04, 2022 - January 24, 2022
This program is closed.

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

Note: Programs may open for applications before May 8, 2021. Please check program pages regularly or follow @UDGlobal on Instagram or Twitter for updated information on applying for a 22W study abroad program.

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 CGPS).

What does it take to be a successful global leader in today’s and tomorrow’s interconnected world? Increasingly, the answer is the ability to creatively innovate products, services, and policies that further the common good. However, to be successful, one must also understand how the "common good" is interpreted in different cultures.

Spend three weeks in Maui, Hawaii—an Island populated by a melting pot of different ethnic groups and cultures. Maui is known for its 30 miles of world-famous beaches, the sacred Iao Valley, views of migrating humpback whales (especially during January), farm-to-table cuisine and the magnificent sunrise and sunset from Haleakala, a dormant volcano. It’s not surprising Maui has been voted "Best Island in the U.S." by Condé Nast Traveler readers for more than 20 years.

More recently, Maui is known as a mecca for innovation and creativity, bringing together artists, environmental specialists, policy-makers, farmers, landscapers, and musicians—all dedicated to using their personal and collective talents to develop and implement new solutions that preserve traditional Hawaiian values and culture and respond to the challenges of a modern global society.

We will interact with a variety of innovators, gaining insight into how different styles of organizational and personal leadership are manifested in a culture that is uniquely different from that of the U.S. “Mainland.” We will speak with native Hawaiians. We will visit several iconic cultural sites and enjoy experiences only found on Maui. We will gain hands-on experience in practicing leadership, followership, and teamwork behaviors. We will learn to expand our own abilities to think and behave creatively, and learn to develop culturally-acceptable alternative approaches that reconcile local and global cultures.

This micromester is open to all students in all majors. Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, and no matter what your major or future professional plans, you can be a better leader because of this unique experience.

Students can enroll in either LEAD 101 Global Contexts for Leadership OR in LEAD 300 Leadership, Innovation and Creativity. Students who have taken both classes may enroll in LEAD 367 Leading Creative Approaches to Local and Global Challenges.

Accommodations will be at a resort hotel on Kaanapali Beach, with 2 students per room. Rooms are air-conditioned, with a lanai (balcony) and a mini-fridge. The program fee also includes a few group meals.

The Program Fee does NOT include roundtrip airfare to/from Hawaii, nor airport transfers with in the US. After acceptance, students will receive detailed travel instructions, including the possible availability of a group flight, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.

NOTE: First Semester Freshman are eligible for participation and are encouraged to apply to this program. This micromester is open to all students in all majors.

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.
LEAD 101: Global Contexts for Leadership (3 credits)
LEAD 300: Leadership, Creativity and Innovation (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
LEAD 367: Leading Creative Approaches to Local and Global Challenges (3 credits)
UNIV 371-031: Domestic Travel: Hawaii LEAD micro (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$2,435.00$4,356.00
Final Program Fee$3,650.00$3,650.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$45.00$45.00
Total to be charged to UD account $6,130.00$8,051.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$900.00$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:
Karen Stein
Faculty Director
298 C Graham Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on June 01, 2021
Recommendation also due by 5pm on June 01, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: June 29, 2021

Interest Meetings:
03/04/2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Password:Hawaii
03/15/2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Password:Hawaii
04/02/2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Password:Hawaii
05/12/2021, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Password:Hawaii
05/14/2021, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Password:Hawaii

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