University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2022: Hawaii BUAD/FINC

Program Dates January 03, 2022 - January 27, 2022
This program is closed.

Program Overview This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.

Note: 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 IGS).

Interested in international marketing and finance? Join us as we contemplate conducting business with the important United States trading partners in the Asia-Pacific region. This includes Australia, China, Japan, and South Korea, and increasingly the ten member states of ASEAN. With 650 million People, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has the 3rd Largest Population in the world and a GDP of $2.8 Trillion.

You will have an incredible learning experience on this program. While learning about smaller and leading U.S. multinational firms, you will interact with company executives, and discover the vibrant and very different culture of these fantastic Asian-Pacific countries. In addition to company visits, we will visit historic sites and attend cultural performances.

The program begins in Honolulu, where there are currently 40 consulate offices from countries around the world. Hawaii’s largest trading partner is Korea, followed by Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and China. However, other opportunities abound. Since the U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement took effect, U.S. exports to Vietnam have increased dramatically. Hawaiian companies are capitalizing on this fast-growing market. Key opportunity areas for Hawaiian companies include environmental technology, high-tech and biotech and a wide range of professional services

After Honolulu, the program will continue to the island of Hawaii (Big Island). The roots of Hawaiian culture stretch south to older areas of Polynesia and beyond to the islands of the Western Pacific and the edges of Asia. The first settlers to Hawai`i brought with them the more ancient Polynesian traditions and lifestyles. As a distinct Hawaiian culture took shape, it grew in response to Oahu's forests and coral reefs, Maui's high summit and Hawai`i Island's ever-changing volcanic lands.

To prepare for your experience, you will participate in four organizational meetings before departure.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related excursions, some meals and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Hawaii, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Honolulu. 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 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
BUAD 393-072: Seminar on International Marketing Management (3 credits)
FINC 392-070: Seminar on International Financial Management (3 credits)
UNIV 371-029: Domestic Travel: Hawaii BUAD/FINC (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$5,400.00$5,400.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $7,865.00$11,964.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,300.00$1,300.00

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:
Andrew Fields
Faculty Director
312 Purnell Hall
Sandra Fields
Faculty Director
Business Administration
312 Purnell Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on June 15, 2021
Recommendation also due by 5pm on June 15, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: June 29, 2021

Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.

Interest Meetings:
05/20/2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Zoom Meeting ID 930 5670 9092

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