Program Information
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Winter 2019: Italy FINC/ENGL
January 07, 2019 - February 06, 2019
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
02/27/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMPurnell 238
03/07/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMPurnell 238
03/20/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMPurnell 238
04/05/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMPRN 229
04/11/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMPurnell 238
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
05/16/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMPurnell 228
10/10/2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PMPurnell Hall, Room 235
10/11/2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PMMitchell Hall, Room 001
11/08/2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PMPurnell Hall, Room 236
12/08/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMPurnell Hall, Room 118
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.
Program Description
Students will have the opportunity to study Finance (FINC 392) and Written Communications for Business (ENGL 312, with an international emphasis) in both Volterra, Tuscany, and Paderno del Grappa, Italy. Locations for the program include stays in Volterra and Florence, Tuscany, and in Paderno del Grappa and Venice, the Veneto. For the first two weeks, you will be in Tuscany, first at the SIAF campus in Volterra, a hill town southwest of Florence, and then in Florence itself. The next few weeks, you will be based in Paderno, a quaint town at the foot of Mount Grappa, approximately one hour northwest of Venice. Here you will stay at the Instituto Filipin campus, a private Italian boarding school utilized by CIMBA (Consortium Institute for Management and Business Analysis). The University of Delaware is a participating member of this Constorium. The conclusion of the program includes a stay in Venice with the option for personal travel time before returning home.

Both sites enable you to experience living in a small Italian community while providing access to business and cultural experiences of the regions. The major Tuscan and Veneto towns are home to many small and intermediate sized companies and several multi-national corporations in design, manufacturing, engineering, and agriculture. Examples include Aprilia (motorcycles), Benetton and Diesel (textiles and apparel), Geox (shoes), Luxcottica (eyewear), Technica (ski boots and equipment), and Electrolux (home appliances) to name a few. In addition, you will enjoy beautiful and majestic scenery while experiencing regional Italian food, culture, magnificent art, and treasured historical artifacts in Volterra, Siena, Pisa, Florence, Padua, Venice.

The campuses are full service facilities with multi-media classrooms, cafeterias, residence halls, and study areas. The Paderno campus has modern athletic facilities including an indoor swimming pool, cardio and weight rooms, and a gymnasium. The dorms offer a combination of double and single-occupancy rooms with internet connections and private bathrooms. The cafeterias serve standard Northern (Paderno) and Tuscan (Volterra) Italian cuisines, which are excellent and more than ample in quantity! If you tire of the cafeteria, visit the local ristoranti in Volterra or the Al Sole Pizzeria, Tabacchi (deli), and Alpina (pastry and caffe shop) in Paderno del Grappa.

Worried about the language barrier? On campus, all classes are in English, and there will be a “Survival Italian” session offered to enhance students' Italian experience. Want to see more of Italy than the places we visit? You will have opportunity for personal travel on extended weekends and at the end of the program. Some examples: Rome is a mere 2-hour train ride from Florence; Verona, Bologna, and Bolzano, 1½ - 2 hours by train from Paderno. And nearby sites to the Paderno campus include Venice, Bassano del Grappa, Asolo, Treviso, and Possagno. Marco Polo International (Venice) is an hour from Paderno; Treviso’s airport, hub for Ryan Air, is 40 minutes away.

If you’re interested in Finance and English course work and a chance to experience the incredible culture of Italy (ranked by UNESCO as one of the major World Heritage Sites for art and culture), this winter session is not to be missed. It will open the door to a broader, brighter, and more interesting world than you have ever experienced before. We look forward to your joining us!

The Program Fee includes housing, academic and cultural excursions, guest speakers, several business visits and international medical insurance. Students will be housed in campus dormitories, with most on-campus meals included. Students are responsible for their meals during free travel weekends.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Europe, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Pisa. 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.
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.
ENGL 312-072: Written Communication in Business (3 credits)
Examines the role of written communication in corporate decision making. Students write memos, letters, proposals and reports that simulate on-the-job communication tasks, and are encouraged to use materials from their fields of specialization.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: Fulfills the second writing requirement of all Lerner majors.
FINC 392-071: Seminar on International Financial Management (3 credits)
A topics course designed to introduce business students to currency exchange rates and financial topics such as comparing and contrasting US economic stimulus policies with the European Union's austerity policies. In the process, the EU's formation will be discussed and compared and contrasted with the Federal Reserve system. Topical material such as BREXIT will also be covered. Students may also become involved with Problem Solving Decision Management (PSDM).
Prerequisite: FINC 200 or FINC 311 or permission of instructor.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: Finance 392, Seminar in International Finance, will count as a professional elective or Group E free elective all Lerner students. In addition, fulfills requirements in the International Business minor.
UNIV 370-059: Study Abroad - Italy FINC/ENGL (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.

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 $1,400.00.
  • 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$2,295.00$6,165.00
Final Program Fee$3,600.00$3,600.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$5,925.00$9,795.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,400.00$1,400.00
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.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
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, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 02, 2018
$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.
Charlene Bunnell
Faculty Director
203 Memorial Hall
Timothy Detwiler
Faculty Director
321 Purnell Hall

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