Program Information
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Summer 2024: Micronesia ENSC Internship
June 06, 2024 - July 02, 2024
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
04/11/2024 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMRobinson 202
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 8-11 weeks (2-3 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
The internship program will take place on the island group of Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia. Students will join a field research expedition to locate and document underwater sites associated with U.S. service members missing in action (MIA) from World War II. The internship will introduce students to an array of disciplinary fields including History, Underwater Robotics, Underwater Archeology, Computer Science, Marine Science, Geospatial Science, Forensics and Social Science. You will work directly with experts, with near daily excursions to field sites and learn skills in field science, boat operations, underwater vehicle operation, survey, programming, historical research, underwater and terrestrial archeology, writing, and enhance your skills if you are a SCUBA diver. Excursions will be on both water (70%) and land (30%), working along the research team as well as conducting independent projects. Cultural excursions will include trips to World War II related sites and visits to remote villages. Students will reside in double rooms in a hotel and will eat meals available in the local restaurant which includes both western, Asian and local cuisine. A farewell dinner at the end of the internship will celebrate the student’s accomplishments with the research team. The Micronesia internship this summer is your opportunity to be exposed to an expert research team, in a beautiful remote location, for a meaningful purpose. It will change your life!

The Program Fee includes housing, meals, transportation on and around the islands, internship excursions, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare or transportation to/from airports in the U.S.

The program officially begins when students arrive in Micronesia. 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. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.
The work being conducted during this internship on both land and water will be strenuous at times. It is advised that participants be able to lift 60 lbs, be able to participate in moderate hikes, and be proficient swimmers.

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 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
ENSC 464-070: Environmental Internship (6 credits)
Internship experience that integrates environmental science and/or studies learning goals in an experiential environment. To satisfy the Field Experience requirement, the internship MUST include data collection, analysis and interpretation and weekly reports/logs that include student reflection on the internship experience. Internship must be approved by the environmental science and studies program and include oversight by a faculty member.
UNIV 370-069: Study Abroad - Micronesia ENSC (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
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 $2,500.00.
  • 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$2,633.00$7,065.00
Estimated Program Fee$3,450.00$3,450.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$6,083.00$10,515.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,500.00$2,500.00
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.
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.

$5000.00 will be available for two Pell Grant eligible students.
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 onMarch 10, 2024
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedTBD
$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.
Mark Moline
Faculty Director

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