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Summer2017:Belgium/FranceENGL

June05,2017July06,2017(datesaretentative)

Meetings
InterestMeetings:
From56p.m.in222AlisonHall
September15,19&22
October4,5,&12
November9&10

ProgramNotes
PleasenotethatFirstSemesterFreshmenareeligibleforparticipationandencouragedtoapplytothisprogram.

ProgramDescription
We'veheardthetermglobalbusinessoftenenough,andknowhowimportantcrossculturalcommunicationis.Findoutwhatthat
meanswhenmanydifferentcountriestrytooperateasasingleunit.ExamineWrittenCommunicationsinBusinessinBrussels,
theunofficialcapitaloftheEuropeanUnion,andmeetrepresentativesfromvariousnations,aswellasAmericanexpatriates.
Learnaboutpopularcultureandhistorythroughreadingthegraphicnovelsofaregionthathasalongtraditioninthegenre.
France,Belgium,andHollandhavethemeparks,museums,andcitytoursdevotedtothegraphicnovel.Visitthesecentersand
learnaboutthepeoplewhoexaminetheseriousandthecomicinlifethroughthisnontraditional,seeminglyplayfulliterarygenre.
TheProgramFeecoversmorethanhalfofthemeals,aswellasallinternaltransportationincities,andfromBelgiumtoFrance
andtheNetherlandsaswellasinternationalmedicalinsurance.
TheProgramFeedoesNOTincludeairfareorgroundtransportationtomeetthegroupinBrussels.Theprogram

officiallybeginswhenstudentsarriveinBrussels.Studentswillreceivedetailedtravelinstructionsafteracceptance,explaining
howandwheretopurchasetheirplaneticket.SeetheCostsectionbelowforestimateairfare.Forthisprogram,studentswillbe
givenrecommendedflightitinerariesfortravelingtogether.

ProgramCourses
Studentsmustenrollinallcoursesforcreditandagrade;pass/failandauditregistrationisnotpermitted.Pleaserefertothe
UniversityCatalogtoverifyrequirementsandprerequisites
Honorscreditmaybeavailable.CheckwiththefacultydirectorandtheHonorsprogramforapproval(checkbefore
departure).
Allstudentsmustenrollinatleast6credits,aswellasthe0creditUNIVcourse.

ENGL312:WrittenCommunicationsinBusiness(3credits)
Examinestheroleofwrittencommunicationininternationalcorporatedecisionmaking.Studentswritememos,letters,
proposalsandreportsthatsimulateonthejobcommunicationtasks,andareencouragedtousematerialsfromtheirfieldsof
specialization.
Prerequisite:ENGL110orequivalentcourseorpermissionofinstructor.
Satisfiesthefollowingrequirements:SecondWriting.

ENGL365:StudiesinLiteraryGenres,TypesandMovements:TheGraphicNovel(3credits)
Thiscoursewillexaminethegraphicnovelasaliterarygenre.Wewillgobeyondourperceptionofcomicbooksas
narrativesoftheactionsofsuperheroes,orofthelivesofcartoonteensandpipesmokingsailors.Forthedurationofour
travelsinBelgium,France,andtheNetherlands,wewillexaminethegraphicnovelofthesecountrieswheretheyhavelong
beenanimportantliterarytradition.Graphicnovels,orcomicsareanimportantformofliteratureinFranceandBelgium,
whichcountrieshavealongtraditionincomicsandcomicbooks.Thiscoursewillfocusonthegraphicnovelascultural
productandpractice,andexplorethewaysinwhichmeaningsemergeinseveralcelebratedtextsofthegraphicnovelgenre.
Satisfiesthefollowingrequirements:UniversityArts/HumanitiesBreadth
ArtsandSciencesGroupA
UNIV370025:StudyAbroadBelgium/FranceENGL(0credits)pass/fail
Studentsareaskedtoreflectuponchangesintheirknowledge,skills,andattitudesthatoccurduetotheirstudyabroad
experience.
Satisfiesthefollowingrequirements:DiscoveryLearning

Costs

Howmuchdoesitcost?
UniversityofDelawareTuition/FeesforoneSummerSession
TravelStudyProgramFee:Usuallycovers:housing,allprogramrelatedexcursionsandsomemeals(checkwiththe
program'sfacultydirectorfordetails).DoesNOTcover:airfareto/fromtheprogramsiteandgroundtransportationto/from
theU.S.departureairport.Forplanningpurposesonly,weestimateroundtripairfaretobeapproximately$1,300.00.
WhenandhowdoIpay?
Ifyouareofferedacceptancetotheprogram,youwillhave3daystowithdrawwithoutfinancialpenalty.Afterthe3days
havepassed,youwillbeofficiallyacceptedtotheprogram,andIGSwillpostthefullProgramFeeandTuition/Feestoyour
UDstudentaccount.
Aninitialpaymentof$1000.00willbedueinmidDecember.
ThebalanceoftheProgramFeeandTuition/FeeswillbedueinearlyJune.
PaymentsaresubmittedthroughMyFinancesinUDSIS.
Allcharges,oncepostedtoyouraccount,areconsiderednonrefundable.
Otherimportantthingstonote:
ProgramFeesaresubjecttochangeuntilthegroup'sdeparturedate.FinalProgramFeesmayincreasedueto
unforeseenlocalcostincreases,fluctuationsinexchangerates,orchangesinthegroupsize.
IGSreservestherighttocancelaprogramatanytimeduetounderenrollment,safety/health/securityissues,
staffingissues,oranyotherrelevantreason.Ifyourprogramiscancelled,youwillreceiveafullrefundofall
ProgramFeespaid.

Scholarships

NeedandmeritbasedscholarshipsareavailabletoUDundergraduatesonacompetitivebasis.Formoredetails,pleaseseeour
scholarshipspage.

Contact:MahasvetaBarua,FacultyDirector.English.045MemorialHall.gbarua@udel.edu