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Summer 2018: Italy/Spain LEAD - micro
June 10, 2018 - June 30, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Itinerary at Sea

Interest Meetings:
09/06/2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM302 ISE
09/14/2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM302 ISE
10/16/2017 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM302 ISE
11/02/2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM302 ISE
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
04/12/2018 7:15 PM - 8:30 PMISE 222
04/19/2018 7:15 PM - 8:30 PMISE 222
04/26/2018 7:15 PM - 8:30 PMISE 222
05/04/2018 6:45 PM - 8:30 PMISE 222
Program Notes
Please note that First Semester Freshmen are eligible for participation and encouraged to apply to this program..
Program Description
What does it take to be a successful leader in today’s and tomorrow’s interconnected world? Increasingly, the answer is “cultural intelligence”: the ability to understand, appreciate differences, communicate, adapt, and strategize in intercultural environments and situations.

Spend two weeks in Volterra under the Tuscan sun in the heart of Italy. Then board the Celebrity Constellation cruise ship for a one week cruise from Rome to Spain, with port stops in Nice (France), Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona. We will use these settings and experiences to explore how leaders are using cultural intelligence to advance their organizations and cultivate successful teams, while you develop your own leadership skills and cultural sensitivity. This micromester is open to all students in all majors.

Volterra is a walled city rich with landmarks of Etruscan, Roman and Medici Florentine history. Acclaimed by travel reviewers as Tuscany’s most beautiful and vibrant town, it will be evident why the Twilight movies were filmed in Volterra. We will visit museums, theaters, cathedrals and artisan and craft shops. Discover local restaurants and bistros as you make your way down winding streets. Our excursions will also take us to Montalcino, Florence and Rome. We will enjoy intimate talks with leaders who will discuss the challenges of developing innovative new programs and solutions, while reconciling local and global cultures.

On the cruise, ship officers will give us an “up close and personal” look at the leadership challenge of forming collaborative relationships among crew from dozens of different countries all over the world who bring with them different languages, customs, ethnicities and diverse cultural backgrounds. We will also have several unique “behind the scenes” ship board experiences. Our cruise will end with a full day excursion in Barcelona, home of the spectacular Gaudi Church of the Sacred Family and famous for its Park Guell.

Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, and no matter what your major or future professional plans, you can be a better leader because of this unique experience.

The Program Fee includes housing, academic and cultural excursions, guest speakers and visits to multiple course-related sites and international medical insurance. Students will be housed in dormitories in Italy. While in Italy the program fee includes 2-3 meals a day and housekeeping services. There is a coin operated laundry and a gym. A shuttle is also available to take students back and forth to town. Students will spend 6 nights on a cruiseship (two to a cabin) with all onboard meals (in fact, all you can eat), cruiseship entertainment, and housekeeping included.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Europe, nor airport transfers within the U.S. Optional excursions while on the cruise are not included, nor are expenses related to independent travel students may take while in Italy. The program officially begins when students arrive in Italy. 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, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.
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 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
LEAD 411: Topics in Leadership Dynamics: Leading with Cultural Intelligence in Italy, Spain and at Sea (3 credits)
This course will spend two weeks in Volterra, Italy. Then the course will board the Celebrity Constellation cruise ship for a one week cruise from Rome to Spain, with port stops in Nice (France), Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona. The course will use these settings and experiences to explore how leaders are using cultural intelligence to advance their organizations and cultivate successful teams, while you develop your own leadership skills and cultural sensitivity.
UNIV 370-179: Study Abroad - Italy Spain LEAD (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
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 Summer 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-December.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early June.
  • 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$1,485.00$3,984.00
Final Program Fee$3,375.00$3,375.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$4,890.00$7,389.00
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 onJanuary 17, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedDecember 06, 2017
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-December
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly June
*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.
Karen Stein
Faculty Director
298 C Graham Hall

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

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