University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2022: Dubai CIEG

Program Dates January 04, 2022 - February 03, 2022
This program is closed.

Program Overview 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 CGPS).

Study international construction and engineering project management in one of the most dynamic, multicultural cities in the world: Dubai. Dubai is known for rapid growth and incredible development ambition. It is home to the world’s tallest building (Burj Khalifa), the world’s largest Mall (Dubai Mall), the Palm Islands, and numerous other noteworthy developments. The country continues rapid development and students will have the opportunity to visit and explore active construction projects while studying the differences between US construction activity and international practices. Students will also study engineering project management and evaluate different philosophies for project delivery in a multicultural climate while also enjoying the sites and culture of the United Arab Emirates. Students will interact with numerous professionals from diverse cultural backgrounds. Tours will enhance the in-class learning with visits to the Burj Khalifa, Abu Dhabi and neighboring Emirates, Mosques and Churches. Students will explore wadis and experience traditional souqs, dhow cruises, Emirati and Middle Eastern culture and cuisine, and desert safaris.
Students will stay in double accommodation in local hotels within the city with convenient access to numerous sites.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related excursions and transportation, breakfast daily plus many other meals, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does not include airfare to or from Dubai, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Dubai, UAE. Students are responsible for the remainder of meals not included in the program fee. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimated 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 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
CIEG 486-070: Engineering Project Management (3 credits)
CIEG 492-070: International Construction (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Multicultural
UNIV 370-194: Study Abroad - Dubai CIEG (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$6,534.00
Final Program Fee$4,100.00$4,100.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $6,565.00$10,664.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,000.00$1,000.00

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:
Edgar Small
Faculty Director
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dupont 360D

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.