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Winter 2018: Italy PHIL Honors
January 03, 2018 - February 01, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
02/22/2017 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMGore 219
02/28/2017 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMGore 219
03/01/2017 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMGore 219
03/09/2017 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMGore 219
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
05/07/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
09/05/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
11/16/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMTBD
Program Notes
This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.
Interviews and planning for the program will begin on March 24. Students are encourage to apply as soon as possible in order to complete the interview process and participate in planning the program itinerary. Students who apply close to the April 20 deadline will miss much of the planning process.
Program Description
This program involves two courses in Italy each enrolling 12-14 Honors students. The destinations within Italy, as well as cultural excursions and service learning activities will be determined by the students, once selected. One primary objective of this program is to confront stereotypes about Italy and have students assess for themselves the extent of diversity and pluralism in contemporary Italy.

Students will be housed in double or triple rooms in hotels and/or dormitory-style facilities, depending on location.

The Program Fee includes housing for the duration of the program, in-country ground transportation, all program-related excursions and entrance fees, breakfasts at all hotels, and several group meals.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Italy, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Rome. 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.

Watch this video from 2016 to see inspiring scenes from this program!
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.
ARSC 367/090: Citizenship, Local and Global (3 credits)
This is a service course, in experiential learning through excursions and voluntary service. It has three components: volunteerism, field trips, and a weekly seminar. It will examine the philosophical and political aspects of citizenship in the context of participation in local non-profit activities. Students will emerge with a better appreciation of what it means to be a member of the global community.
PHIL 367/090: Religion at the Crossroads of Culture (3 credits)
This course will be classroom-based and discussion-based with assigned readings and a few course-related visits to local institutions and landmarks.

The theme of this course is religious and cultural pluralism – the idea that many different systems of thought and practice coexist in a community. In Italy, we will be located at a major crossroads of religions, both modern and ancient, both Judeo-Christian-Islamic and Pagan. As a Group A class, at least a significant amount of emphasis will be on the Humanities side of the experience: the artwork, architecture, and literature, for instance, of the region. We will discuss the variety of religions which coexist in the local culture and we will consider the effects of religion on art, politics, and science. Some of the class will involve going out into the community to observe local traditions and culture, but the emphasis will be on placing these observations in an historical and cultural context through background reading and class discussion.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group A
Students in this traditional course will be graded on response papers to the readings, class discussions, and a final paper. This course is expected to satisfy Group A, Honors, Upper-Level, Discovery Learning, Philosophy, and Religious Studies minor requirements.
UNIV 370-127: Study Abroad - Italy PHIL Honors (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 3.0 (on a 4.00 scale) amd be enrolled in the Honors program.

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 telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

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 $1,200.00.
  • 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 IGS 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.
  • IGS 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$2,228.00$5,976.00
Final Program Fee$4,400.00$4,400.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$6,658.00$10,406.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00
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.
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 onApril 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 02, 2017
$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.
Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants.
Alan Fox
Faculty Director
24 Kent Way

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

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