Study Tour India Request

Study Tour India Request

Study Tour Fall 2012 to UAE and India

Fall 2012 Study Tour to UAE/India
Online Course Dates: October 17, 2012 - January 4, 2013
Trip Dates: November 30 - December 11, 2012
Management Study Tour (3 credit hours)

You are invited to join Dr. Sri Beldona as he explores one of the fastest growing economies of the world India. The mere mention of India today conjures up the notion of everything outsourced. But this country in the past decade has moved way beyond the "call center concept". Today, the country has a booming manufacturing industry, an exploding education industry (did you know that in the next two years the top 50 Universities from the world are likely to set up shop in India?) and of course the evergreen software and hardware industry.

Our journey to India will take us through Dubai (United Arab Emirates) where we will take a two-day break to understand how this economy that almost went bust in 2009 is making a rapid comeback from diversifying its interest beyond oil. We will visit some of the top consulting firms that are actively engaged in this process. Of course, no visit to Dubai would be complete without soaking in the flavors of the Spice Suk, Gold Suk (market) and the Burj Khalifa the tallest building in the world. No matter how you look at these buildings, Dubai is also an architect's dream come true.

From Dubai we travel to New Delhi (India's capital) and spend the next 6 days understanding what is driving the economy these days after the recent slump in GDP. We explore the domains of outsourcing, manufacturing, management consulting, and a few policy making bodies.

Along with the business visits we will visit some of the top cultural visits in New Delhi such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, Humayan's Tomb, India Gate, etc. Of course, your journey would be incomplete without the visit to TAJ MAHAL considered one of the seven wonders of the world.


Course Requirements:

  1. Mandatory Pre-Trip Orientation Session (September 16, 2012 - Sunday at 5:30 p.m. - Anselm Hall, Room 224)
  2. Pre-trip readings, internet-based assignments (online course opens October 17, 2012)
  3. Trip participation
  4. Post-trip internet-based assignments (online course closes January 4, 2013)

All students will be required to submit liability release and health forms prior to the trip departure.


Pricing and Travel/Tuition Refund Deadlines:

$4,470 per person* (double occupancy) for travel plus regular GSM tuition and fees 3 credit hour course
Early Bird Discount: Register by July 31, 2012 and receive a $150 discount on travel costs.

NOTE: All special arrangements must be made and paid for by August 31, 2012 or you will be rebooked according to the basic travel package outlined above.

*A minimum of 15 students is required for this course; less than 15 registered students may result in cancellation of the course. Travel package includes airfare, travel insurance, double-occupancy room, ground transportation, daily breakfasts, business and cultural visits and a UD polo shirt. Single rooms are available for an additional charge of $793 per person. Participants are not permitted to negotiate their own travel or lodging nor use frequent flyer miles for this trip. Pricing is based on flight departure and return from DFW Airport. Students may depart from and/or return to a different city for an additional charge. If you would like to reserve a single room or originate from or return to an airport other than DFW Airport, you must contact Erin Angelico at (972) 265-5726 or before August 31, 2012 (all special arrangements, including room upgrades and travel changes, must be finalized and paid prior to August 31, 2012 or you will be rebooked according to the standard travel package outlined above).



Registration Deadline: August 31, 2012
Registration for this study tour is now closed. 

Students will be registered in the order their Study Tour registration request forms have been received and will receive a confirmation of registration once registration has been completed. If after completing the current term courses you are not in good academic standing, you will not be permitted to participate in the Study Tour and will be dropped from the course.

NOTE: A minimum of 15 students is required for this course; less than 15 registered students mayl result in cancellation of the course.


Tuition Refund Policy:

Through October 16, 2012                100% refund on tuition only
After October 16, 2012 No refund on tuition


Travel Cancellation Policy:

Up to August 18, 2012 Full refund on travel costs
August 19 to September 18, 2012    $750.00 penalty on travel costs per person
September 19 to October 15, 2012   $1,200.00 penalty on travel costs per person   
After October 16, 2012   No refund on travel costs


Passports and Visa Requirements:

If you do not have a passport or your passport has expired or will expire within the next 6 months, it is your responsibility to obtain a valid passport as soon as possible. Visit for information on obtaining or renewing a U.S. passport.



For course content-related questions, email Dr. Sri Beldona. For all other questions, please contact your advisor.