University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Spring 2022: Florida/Bahamas HSBM - Spring Break

Program Dates March 27, 2022 - April 03, 2022 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled.

Program Overview 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.


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).


Study Cruise Management onboard the Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, while on route to the Bahamas, one of the most visited tourist spots in the world, famous for their scenic beauty and year-round tropical weather. Students will also enjoy Nassau, known for its charm and rich colonial history, with opportunities for sightseeing, and a day at Cococay, Royal Caribbeans' private Island.

This spring semester course with embedded spring break travel experience introduces the students to the exciting cruise industry and offers a unique opportunity for students to study the topic from the vantage point of passengers on the boat. You will experience first-hand various on-board functions such as hotel management, dining services, event management, cruise entertainment and shore excursions. Additionally, as we travel to locations abroad, we will learn about cultural aspects of the destinations, and explore the economic and environmental aspects of cruise tourism.

Students reside in double or triple “state rooms” with meals, entertainment, and shore activities included in the program fee, as well as round-trip shuttle between the UD campus and the ship's port in New Jersey.

Whether you are interested in learning about this fast-growing segment of the tourism industry, experiencing culinary delights, or simply exploring island culture, the spring semester Cruise Management course with the embedded spring break cruise to the Bahamas is your chance to learn about the industry while sailing on one of the newest and exciting cruise ships in the world.

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.
HOSP 390-070: Cruise Ship Management (3 credits)
UNIV 373-028: Study Abroad - Florida/Bahamas Spring Break (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning


Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Estimated Program FeeTBATBA
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)TBATBA
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$(TBD)$(TBD)

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:
Zvi Schwartz
Faculty Director
Hospitality Business Management
Raub Hall
302-831-4803
zvi@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 30, 2021



Interest Meetings:


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