Program Information
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Summer 2024: Brussels, Belgium BUAD micro
May 27, 2024 - July 12, 2024
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.
Meetings
Interest Meetings:
11/02/2023 8:00 PM - 9:00 PMZoom https://udel.zoom.us/my/ryansanders
11/13/2023 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMLerner 230
11/30/2023 8:00 PM - 9:00 PMZoom https://udel.zoom.us/my/ryansanders
02/06/2024 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMZoom https://udel.zoom.us/my/ryansanders
02/12/2024 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMZoom https://udel.zoom.us/my/ryansanders
02/15/2024 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMZoom https://udel.zoom.us/my/ryansanders
Program Notes
Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 9-13 weeks (3-4 months) to process a 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.

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.
Program Description
This program is focused on providing participants with coursework in international business operations and management in continental Europe. The course will be BUAD 386 which fill requirements for most business majors. Other majors may be able to crosslist this program for their major with approval of their department.

The program will be based in Brussels, Belgium, but will include an excursion to Germany.

Students will interact with businesses and government officials to understand international corporate activities. It will run in tandem with a program at the Brussels School of Governance, offering students an opportunity to collaborate with international peers whose students will collaborate with UD applicants in international business-related activities. The semester will culminate in an international internship opportunity run in partnership with the Brussels School of Governance.

Based in Brussels, students will reside in double or single hotel rooms or may choose to do homestay if enough hosts are available. Some meals are included. Cultural excursions will be done in addition to class and site visits. Many of those visits will overlap with the business aspect by looking into their operations.

This program is tailored to those interested in business management, operations management, finance, marketing, hospitality and similar majors, but having a business background is not required. Students of any major can apply as there is ample opportunity for students to develop their own unique preferences within the program.


The Program Fee will include all excursions, some meals, all program related transportation.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare, transportation to and from airport in US. Students will need to budget for meals, cell phone, and other personal expenses.

The program officially begins when students arrive in Brussels. 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: 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.
Program 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.
BUAD 386-070: International Business Management (3 credits)
This course is a required course for many business majors and it is a logical course to offer as an international experience with its focus on issues that managers face while expanding globally. The emphasis will be on topics such as:



Organization strategy and structure

Global capital markets

Foreign direct investment

Global marketing

Human resources
Prerequisite: BUAD 100 or BUAD 309
UNIV 370-070: Study Abroad Brussels, Belgium BUAD (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Requirements
All applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.000 (on a 4.000 scale). Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by Zoom.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
Costs
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Summer Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,200.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
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 CGPS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-March.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early June.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • CGPS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Estimated Tuition based on current year$1,755.00$4,710.00
Final Program Fee$7,000.00$7,000.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$8,755.00$11,710.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00
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.
Scholarships
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onFebruary 20, 2024
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedFebruary 29, 2024
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-March
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly June
*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.
Contacts
Ryan Sanders
Faculty Director
Business Administration
Purnell 11B
717-495-4956
rsanders@udel.edu

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