Program Information
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Winter 2025: Sydney, Australia FASH Project Based Internship
January 03, 2025 - January 30, 2025 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Sydney, Australia
Meetings
Interest Meetings:
03/06/2024 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/my/hyeshinkim
Program Notes
Once you have completed the online application, students are required to e-mail Dr. Hye-Shin Kim (hskim@udel.edu) the following:
  • Resume (Also, please attach a screenshot that your resume has been approved by the UD Career Center. Students can get their resume approved by submitting it through Handshake. For more information, see https://www.udel.edu/students/career-center/students/resume/)
  • 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 (e.g., textiles and raw materials, marketing, retail, product development, sourcing, etc.). 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.

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 to 11 weeks (2 to 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. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees and tuition.
Program Description
Sydney, Australia 25W FASH Project Based Internship Interest Meeting

Note: Program acceptance will be competitive and is restricted to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors currently enrolled in a Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies undergraduate major or minor.


Gain professional business experience in Sydney, Australia by participating in an 4-week project-based internship program. The project based internship is an unpaid training position in which students work on industry projects while gaining experience in a workplace environment. Students work in teams of 4-6 students or independently on a project for a fashion organization based in Sydney, Australia.

Drawing on their extensive network of partner organizations, Global Academic Ventures (GAV), will place students in well known multinational corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, or fashion related 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 for full days, Monday-Friday.

This internship study abroad program includes a two-day orientation program, followed by a 3.5 week unpaid project based internship. Students will earn course credits for the internship experience by enrolling in FASH320, Fashion and Apparel Internship. The faculty director will virtually connect with the students during the program to make sure the course aligns with the company project and support students as they complete the assigned projects.

A full-time, on-site GAV staff member will serve as the students’ on-site contact in Sydney and assist with any problems or questions that may arise on-site.

Students will share accommodation with other 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.

Participants are responsible for obtaining the working holiday visa required to work in Australia and should budget approximately $450 for this expense. In addition, students will be responsible for reloading the transportation pass, all breakfasts and meals not included in the program fee, and all other personal expenses.

The Program Fee includes shared housing for the duration of the program, international health insurance, transportation to/from the local airport at designated times, breakfast during program orientation, a local group excursion during orientation, a walking tour of Sydney, a welcome lunch, and farewell dinner. The program fee will also include a start-up transportation pass with AUD $40 of credit.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Australia, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Sydney. 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.
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.
FASH 320: Fashion and Apparel Internship (3 credits)
An off-campus supervised and coordinated field study program in fashion/apparel related areas.
Prerequisite: FASH 218
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
UNIV 370: Study Abroad - Sydney FASH Internship (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 3.0 (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.
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 $2,800.00.
  • 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$1,755.00$4,710.00
Estimated Program Fee$5,015.00$5,015.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$6,800.00$9,755.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,800.00$2,800.00
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.
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.
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.
Contacts
Hye-Shin Kim
Faculty Director
Fashion and Apparel Studies
212 ALW
hskim@udel.edu

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