Program Information
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Winter 2025: Australia/Fiji BUAD
January 03, 2025 - January 30, 2025 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Photo contributed by Suresh Sundaram
Meetings
Interest Meetings:
03/06/2024 5:00 PM - 5:45 PMPurnell Hall 232
03/12/2024 4:00 PM - 4:45 PMPurnell Hall 238
03/18/2024 5:00 PM - 5:45 PMPurnell Hall 238
04/09/2024 4:00 PM - 4:45 PMPurnell Hall 238
04/16/2024 5:00 PM - 5:45 PMPurnell Hall 233B
Program Notes
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.
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 8-10 weeks (2-3 months) to process a 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.
Program Description

Interested in taking International Marketing and International Management courses in Fiji and Australia? Then, you have come to the right page! Both countries are business hubs for emerging Asia-Pacific businesses/markets, and significant markets in their own right.

In addition to learning content in a hybrid model (online asynchronous learning combined with in-person classes on location), we will visit approximately 12-15 companies. During these visits, you will have the opportunity to learn about differences in international business practices by attending presentations by representatives of leading companies across multiple industries. Additionally, you will also have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the local culture in Australia and Fiji during visits led by local aboriginals and indigenous Fijians to locations of great historical significance.
We will visit two cities in Australia: Cairns and Sydney.

  • Cairns is a city in Queensland, Australia, on the tropical north east coast of Far North Queensland. Cairns is a major tourist destination, with access to two UNESCO world heritage sites; the Daintree Rainforest as part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland, and the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
  • Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia. The city is built on hills surrounding Port Jackson which is commonly known as Sydney Harbor, where the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Harbor Bridge feature prominently. Sydney is also home to several beaches including the famous Bondi Beach and Manly Beach.

In Fiji, our base will be Nadi. Nadi is the third largest metropolis area in Fiji and is located on the western side of the main island of Viti Levu. Nadi is a center for Hinduism and has the largest Hindu temple in the Southern hemisphere. The economy is driven by tourism, transportation, and real estate sectors.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related excursions, some meals and international medical insurance. Students will be housed in apartment-style accommodations in all three locations. Some group lunches and/or dinners are included. Students are responsible for the remainder of their meals.

The Program Fee does NOT include flights. Airfare to /from Fiji /Australia are the students responsibilty. Other costs not included: ETA Visa, airport transfers within the U.S. 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. The program officially begins when students arrive in Fiji.

ETA-Visa: Students should budget an estimated $20 to cover the cost of their ETA-Visa to enter Australia. Students who hold passports from other countries may have other visa requirements and/or additional expenses.


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.

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.
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 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
BUAD 391: Seminar on International Management (3 credits)
The course focuses on the global realities of operating in the international business environment. Emphasis is placed on cross-cultural management strategies and knowledge of human resource management practices necessary for managing the global workforce.
Prerequisite: BUAD 309
BUAD 393: Seminar in International Marketing Management (3 credits)
This course introduces students to understanding international marketing strategies (specifically Australasia). Specific attention will be paid to identifying and evaluating marketing strategies, assessing the environment, and utilizing marketing research for global expansion.
Prerequisite: BUAD 301 or permission of instructor.
UNIV 370-117: Study Abroad - Australia/NZ 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
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 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. Early application is encouraged as acceptances may be made on a rolling basis and the program may fill before the application deadline.
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 Winter 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 $3,000.00.
  • 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-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • 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$2,633.00$7,065.00
Estimated Program Fee$6,300.00$6,300.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$8,933.00$13,365.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$3,000.00$3,000.00
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 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 onApril 20, 2024
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 03, 2024
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*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.
Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants.
Contacts
Mary Kernan
Faculty Director
Business: Multidisciplinary Business Admin
318 Lerner Hall
302-831-1016
mck@udel.edu
PRIMARY FACULTY CONTACT FOR PROGRAM RELATED INFORMATION
Suresh Sundaram
Faculty Director
Business Administration
214 Alfred Lerner Hall
302-983-0686
ssuresh@udel.edu
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Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.