Program Information
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Winter 2025: Vietnam/Cambodia FINC
January 05, 2025 - January 30, 2025 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Interest Meetings:
03/05/2024 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM330 Purnell Hall
03/19/2024 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM330 Purnell Hall
04/14/2024 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM330 Purnell Hall
Program Notes
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 6-8 weeks (2 months) to process a passport.

Traveling and studying abroad at this time poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad must be prepared to adapt to evolving situations 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 which are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) and world events 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 emerging markets, international trade, and finance? This program in Vietnam and Cambodia in January 2025 will give you an opportunity to see how the knowledge and tools you are learning at UD translate to small and medium enterprises in Southeast Asia. We will visit Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Phnom Pehn, learning about their culture, historic significance, and business relevance in the next century.

Based in three major cities in Southeastern Asia you will interact with local entrepreneurs, financial institutions, and government officials. We will learn how local businesses find customers and develop export market, where they obtain financing, and the view in the region of the Trans Pacific Partnership. And we will learn about challenges unique to emerging market firms. We will compare challenges facing businesses in the region with challenges faced by similar-sized firms in the United States. It won’t be all business related: we will spend a significant amount of time engaged in cultural immersion activities. We will visit Ha Long Bay, take walking tours of both capitals, and see a water puppet show in Hanoi. You will also have significant free time to explore each city we visit.

The Program Fee includes housing, academic and cultural excursions, visits to companies and international medical insurance. Students will be housed in wifi-equipped 3-star hotels, apartments or hostels with breakfasts and 1-2 group lunches or dinners. Students are responsible for the remainder of their meals. We will travel through the region via ground transportation. While we will see some of the major tourist areas in the region, we will also spend significant time off of the beaten path. This will give us the best possible opportunity to learn about the region, culture, and local businesses from the ground level.

This is a great opportunity to explore a highly dynamic region of the world with a rich history, culture, and tremendous future. It is also your opportunity to expand your knowledge base and skill set by learning about a region significantly different from the United States.

The Program Fee includes housing, academic and cultural excursions, visits to companies, some meals, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Asia, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Vietnam. 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. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.

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 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
FINC 267: Seminar on Emerging Market Venture Creation (3 credits)
This course is a seminar on selected topics in global trade and finance with a focus on trade and trade finance in Vietnam and Cambodia. The course will combine classroom presentations and exercises with visits to local organizations.
FINC 392-072: Seminar on International Financial Management (3 credits)
Seminar at an overseas location on selected topics in international financial management. Combines lectures and visits to local organizations. Research paper.
Prerequisite: FINC311 or permission of instructor.
UNIV 370-170: Study Abroad - Vietnam/Cambodia FINC (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.

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 $2,000.00.
  • 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$5,350.00$5,350.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$8,013.00$12,445.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,000.00$2,000.00
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.
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
John Stocker
Faculty Director
Finance
319 Purnell Hall
302-831-8241
stocker@udel.edu

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