Program Information
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Winter 2013: Italy MSEG/PHIL
January 02, 2013 - February 01, 2013
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Photo courtesy of Ismat Shah
Interest Meetings:
04/23/2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM117 Gore
04/26/2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM117 Gore
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/17/2012 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM308 GORE
12/06/2012 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM308 GORE
Program Notes
Program Description
A unique combination of courses is being offered at a unique location. University of Genoa in Genoa, Italy, one of the largest universities in Italy with 40,000 students, will be our host institute. Genoa, perched on the cusp of northern Mediterranean, is rich in history, culture, science and philosophical traditions, and is an ideal location for this study abroad program. Courses offered are MSEG 302 (Materials Science for Engineers), MSEG 443 (Ethics in Nanoscience), PHIL 448 (Environmental Ethics). With Genoa as the base, we will explore Italy through industrial and exploratory tours to Florence, Venice, and Milan.
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.
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits and UNIV 370 plus one of the other courses offered.
MSEG 302: Materials Science for Engineers (3 credits)
Crystal binding and structure; energetics and structure of lattice defects; elasticity, plasticity, and fracture; phase equilibria and transformations; relations of structure and treatment to properties; structures of inorganic and organic polymers; and electronic and magnetic properties.
Prerequisite: CHEM103 or equivalent and PHYS207 or equivalent.
MSEG 443: Ethics in Nanoscience (3 credits)
Investigates the societal, environmental, and ethical issues that come out of rapid advances in nanotechnology. The current status of nanotechnology and basic concepts and theories of ethics are presented and overlaid to critically reflect on the future of responsible technological development in this area.
PHIL 448: Environmental Ethics (3 credits)
Ethical problems associated with environmental protection, local, national, and international. Relations to social and political movements. Seminar format.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
UNIV 370-039: Study Abroad - Italy MSEG/PHYS (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
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 as acceptances may be made on a rolling basis and the program may fill before the application deadline.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including a deposit and 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 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 $(TBD).
  • 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 $300.00 will be due in mid-October.
  • 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
Final Tuition based on current year$1,904.00$5,108.00
Final Program Fee$4,300.00$4,300.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$6,234.00$9,438.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$(TBD)$(TBD)
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.
Need- and merit-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 payments and application materials are due by 5:00pm on the dates listed below:
Submit Program ApplicationMay 20, 2012
$300.00 DepositMay 20, 2012
$1,500.00 DepositJune 10, 2012
Final Program Fee BalanceNovember 05, 2012
Tuition and FeesDecember 01, 2012
Tom Powers
Faculty Director
15 Kent Way #102
Ismat Shah
Faculty Director
208 Dupont Hall

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