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Winter 2018: Italy PHIL
January 03, 2018 - January 31, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.


Meetings
Interest Meetings:
02/20/2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMGore 218
02/21/2017 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMGore 115
03/08/2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMGore 218
03/09/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMGore 218
04/05/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMGore 308
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
05/19/2017 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMTBD
09/15/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMSmith 209
10/20/2017 4:45 PM - 5:45 PMSmith 209
11/10/2017 4:45 PM - 5:45 PMSmith 209
12/09/2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMEwing 204
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.
This program is competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.
Program Description
A study abroad program to Italy offers a singular opportunity to visit the sites associated with life of Galileo, and the trials of Galileo by the Church of Rome in the 1600s. Visiting these historic sites in Rome, Florence, Pisa, and Venice, will be most relevant for the PHIL 344 course (Science & Religion), but studying in Italy also has relevance for the PHIL 204 course, World Religions, as the cultural and historical richness of Italy provides a vivid backdrop for studying Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and other of the great world religions. Moreover, while in Rome, we’ll visit the Vatican, the headquarters of the Church of Rome (the largest Christian tradition) and we’ll visit the Great Synagogue of Rome. Rome is home to the oldest Jewish community in Europe.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related events and excursions, some meals, in-country transportation and international medical insurance.

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. For this program, plane tickets have been reserved for the group, and students are strongly encouraged to purchase as part of the group reservation.
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.
PHIL 204-070: World Religions (3 credits)
Varieties of religious belief and practice from diverse cultures, including representative Asian and Western traditions, studied mainly in terms of their historical development and importance.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
Multicultural
Global Studies Minor
PHIL 344-070: Science and Religion (3 credits)
Examines the relationship between science and religion and focuses on: whether our current cosmological picture of the Big Bang allows for a Creator; the rationality of miracle-reports; whether the scientific image of humanity is compatible with a religious worldview; the biological evolution/creation debate.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
UNIV 370-065: Study Abroad - Italy PHIL (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
Requirements
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.
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.
Costs
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 $938.00.
  • 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$4,000.00$4,000.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$6,258.00$10,006.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$938.00$938.00
Scholarships
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.
Deadlines
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.
Contacts
Jeff Jordan
Faculty Director
Philosophy
24 Kent Way, Room 201
302-831-8207
jjjordan@udel.edu

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




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