Program Information
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Summer 2024: International BUAD Internships
June 07, 2024 - August 03, 2024
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Auckland, courtesy of Samantha Bornhardt
Program Notes
Once you have completed the online application, students are required to e-mail Dr. Suresh Sundaram ( the following:
  • Resume (please attach evidence that your resume has been reviewed by the University Career Services Center)
  • University transcript (unofficial transcript is accepted)
  • One-page cover letter to potential employees describing your skill sets and type of work placement that meets your interest. The letter must be thoroughly proof-read and error free.
After all paperwork has been received, the faculty director will contact you to schedule an interview. As part of the interview process, the faculty director will assess your preparedness with various questions including the following:
  • Why do you want the internship?
  • What multinational companies are located in your country choice?
  • What do you know about the country's culture, politics, and history?
  • What types of experience do you expect to gain that is different from working for a company within the United States?
Program Description
Gain professional business experience in the Asia-Pacific or Europe by participating in an eight-week internship experience in one of several locations (Sydney, Australia; Auckland, NZ; Singapore; Dublin, Ireland; Hong Kong; and Kuala Lumpur ) An internship is an unpaid training position that allows students to gain hands-on experience in a workplace environment. Drawing on their extensive network of partner organizations, our provider, Global Academic Ventures (GAV), will place students in some of the most prestigious multinational corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, government bodies, nonprofit organizations and community service organizations. Every effort will be made to place students in an internship environment that suits their interests and future career plans. Students will work at their internship site 9-5 Monday-Friday.

This internship study abroad program features a two-day orientation program in each location, followed by an eight-week unpaid internship. Students will earn three UD credits for the internship experience by enrolling in BUAD 364, Business Administration in Practice. Working one-on-one via electronic communication with a Newark-based UD faculty member, students design and complete academic assignments tailored to the particular tasks and demands of their internship. A full-time, on-site GAV staff member will serve as the students’ contact in each location and assist with any problems or questions that may arise.

Students will share accommodation in each location with students from UD and/or other U.S. institutions; limited internet is available. From their accommodation, students will be able to take public transportation to their internship placements. Optional excursions are available on the weekends and may be purchased for an additional fee.

The program fee includes air-conditioned shared housing for the duration of the program, international health insurance, transportation to/from the local airport at designated times, breakfast for the first four days of the program, and several dining excursions: a local group excursion during orientation, welcome lunch, farewell dinner, and several catch-up dinners with the resident director and other students in each location.
**Singapore starts June 6, 2024
***Airfare varies by location $1200- $3500.

The program fee does NOT include airfare; students are responsible for ALL flight arrangements and for arriving at their respective internship locations at designated times. In addition, participants are responsible for obtaining the working holiday visa required to work in each location and should budget for visa fees for each location (amount varies by location). Students are also responsible for covering the cost of meals, local transportation, and personal expenses.

Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket.

NOTE: Full-time international MBA and MS students (visa holders) pay a different tuition rate.
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
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.
Graduate students may request to enroll in BUAD 864 (3 cr.) instead of BUAD 364.
BUAD 364-070: Business Administration in Practice (3 credits)
The primary goal of this course is to highlight and enhance the educational value of the internship experience. By providing an opportunity to observe and participate in the practical application of theories, concepts and techniques taught in Business Administration classes, this course helps prepare the student for his or her chosen profession. Other important objectives include: enhancing interpersonal communication skills to successfully navigate professional relationships in a multicultural setting, developing an understanding of the location's business culture and practices, and gaining an appreciation for the unique challenges and opportunities inherent to the location's marketplace. In addition to attending several pre-departure meetings, students will be required to keep a reflective journal and submit a final project.
UNIV 370-073: Study Abroad - International BUAD Internships (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their experience abroad.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 3.0 (on a 4.00 scale). Any judicial violations must be described and explained in detail during the interview. Failure to disclose judicial violations is grounds for dismissal from the program. This program is not open to non-University of Delaware students.

Preference will be given to students majoring in one of the business disciplines and/or those with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in business after graduation. If you have questions about your qualifications for this program, please contact the Faculty Director.
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.
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 $3,300.00.
  • 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$1,590.00$1,980.00
Final Program Fee$6,990.00$6,990.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$8,610.00$9,000.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$3,300.00$3,300.00
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.
NOTE: Full-time international MBA and MS students (visa holders) pay a different tuition rate.

The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
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.
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.
Suresh Sundaram
Faculty Director
Business Administration
216 Alfred Lerner Hall

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