Program Information
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Fall 2019: World Scholars - Junior Year - Rome, Italy
August 26, 2019 - December 14, 2019
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
06/24/2019 8:30 AM - 5:00 PMTrabant University CenterMandatory Pre-Departure Orientation for Junior World Scholar student.
07/25/2019 8:30 AM - 4:00 PMUniversity of DelawareMandatory Pre-Departure Orientation for Junior World Scholar student.
Program Notes
World Scholars - Rome is an exclusive opportunity for students admitted to the University of Delaware World Scholars Program.
Program Description

The University of Delaware World Scholars Program is a four-year program for internationalizing a student's undergraduate career. Choosing from a wide range of majors, World Scholars are supported in their studies with internationally-focused academics, experiences, and opportunities that will prepare them to live and work anywhere in the world. UD World Scholars study abroad twice, beginning with the first semester of their first year in Greece, Italy, Spain or New Zealand, and in any of 40+ destinations during their junior year.

Scholars heading to Rome, “la città eterna,” will study at our partner institution, John Cabot University (JCU), an accredited, degree-granting liberal arts institution enrolling over 800 students originating from across the U.S. and the world. JCU’s location in the trendy, bohemian Trastevere neighborhood not far from the Vatican and the banks of the Tiber make it ideally situated for students wishing to live and learn amidst a unique blend of the ancient and the contemporary.

John Cabot’s facilities include the Guarini campus with its patio and courtyard, whose entry gate dates from the third century, and the Tiber campus, just a ten-minute walk away. Both contain classrooms and offices and are equipped with wireless internet. JCU’s status as a full-fledged secondary educational institution means that it offers an array of services similar to those of a small U.S.-based campus and to which UD students have access, for example student clubs, sports activities, library, cultural and social events, counseling services, and a residence life staff.

Courses are taught by JCU’s approximately 100 international faculty, many of whom were educated in the United States. Instructional methods and grading are based on the U.S. system. Instruction takes place in English except for foreign language courses. UD students will take Introduction to Global Politics (POSC 240) together and may then choose additional options from a menu of recommended courses. Some of the courses include out-of-class experiences around Rome to take advantage of the city’s historic and artistic resources, which may require an additional fee.

UD World Scholars will live in a residence hall on the campus of John Cabot University, and will have upperclass residence assistants living with them. Students in this program will also benefit from the time and expertise of an additional staff member in Rome who will be assigned exclusively to the UD cohort. This individual will serve as 24/7 staff support to the students and as a liaison between the University of Delaware and faculty and staff at our partner institution, John Cabot University. This staff member will also gather students on a weekly basis for excursions for special opportunities and excursions that take advantage of this incredible geographic location.

The program fee covers housing, medical insurance, some meals, airport transfers in Rome for those traveling on the recommended flights, orientation week activities, numerous excursions throughout the fall, and full access to all JCU facilities and activities.

It does not include the cost of an Italian visa or Permit to Stay; students should budget approximately $200 for these documents.

NOTE: The program fee does NOT include airfare. The program officially begins when students arrive in Rome on August 26. For planning purposes only, airfare is estimated at $1,400. Students who wish to travel with the UD representative, must book the recommended flights as outlined in your /mybluehenhome portal.

ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Before making the decision to study abroad, prospective students with disabilities should be aware that accessibility and accommodation in some study abroad locations may differ from the United States. Review these questions with World Scholar Program leadership 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
All students must enroll in at least 12 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
All courses are taught in English and meet UD graduation requirements.

Scholars will select their courses with the assistance of their academic advisors. Courses should be shared with World Scholars Program leadership in advance of the application deadline for review. If course equivalency requests are needed, these will be submitted by World Scholars Program leadership.

After PDO, World Scholars program leadership will share course registration requests with John Cabot University. Scholars will be expected to submit at least three alternatives per class.

Junior World Scholars will be responsible for registering for classes in UDSIS after their registration date begins. Scholars are expected to make any drop/add requests in UDSIS on their own and to communicate with World Scholars Program leadership to make changes to courses at John Cabot University.

Note that course offerings are subject to change. A final list will be available in late spring.
ART 230: Figure Drawing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: AS 212
Drawing the human figure through direct observation. Emphasizes strong fundamental skills, experimentation and imagination. Working with an assortment of traditional mixed media, students explore line,value,color and perspective to interpret form and space while developing original content.
ART 231-072: Introduction to Painting (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: AS 204: Beginning Painting
An exploration of beginning oil painting methods and material through both traditional and conceptual painting ideas, providing the student with a foundation for discovering their unique potential for self-expression.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
ARTH 199: Topics in Art History: Rome, Ostia, Pompeii (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: AH 190
An introduction to great artists and their masterpieces. Topics change with each time of offering. Specific topics may focus on a crucial moment in history, or on a particular theme explored throughout the ages.
ITAL 105-070: Elementary Italian (4 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IT 101: Introductory Italian I
Prerequisite: ITAL105 Two to three years of high school Italian acceptable in lieu of prerequisite.
LATN 301: Advanced Intermediate Latin Prose (3 credits) pass/fail
Provider Equivalent: LAT 282
Focuses on the works (in the original language) of one or more prose authors with particular attention to interpretative issues such as themes and contemporary intellectual and cultural milieu. Readings drawn from the philosophical, historical, and oratorical works of authors such as Tacitus, Pliny the Elder, Pliny the Younger, Caesar, Cicero, Sallust, and Seneca in rotation or in combination.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
LLCU 330: Varying Authors, Themes, and Movements (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: RL 225
Cultural, especially cross-cultural, study with primary emphasis on the historical development of the announced area, e.g., The Faust Theme in Western Literature, Dante Through the Ages, Don Juan, and the Transformation of a Myth. See for topics.
LLCU 330: Varying Authors, Themes, and Movements: Italian Cinema (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: CMS/TH 241: Italian Cinema
Study of modern Italian cultural history through cinema.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Restrictions: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
PHIL 301-070: Ancient Philosophy (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PH 210i: Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
Beginnings of Western science and philosophy. The pre-Socratics, Sophists, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Epicureans, Stoics and Skeptics.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
UNIV 373-042: Study Abroad - World Scholars - Junior Year - Rome (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 and are required to complete a brief post-program assessment of these changes
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Restrictions: Restricted to UD World Scholar Admits
The fall semester in Rome is offered exclusively to students enrolled in the University of Delaware World Scholars Program. Other students who wish to be considered for this fall study abroad option must contact Amy Greenwald Foley at

Full-time enrollment status (12 or more credits) during the program is also required.
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 Fall Semester
  • 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 early April.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early August.
  • 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$6,365.00$17,080.00
Final Program Fee$10,850.00$10,850.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$17,215.00$27,930.00
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.
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 onMarch 10, 2019
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMarch 19, 2019
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *early April
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly August
*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.
Amy Greenwald Foley
Associate Director
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716
Meghan Gladle
Study Abroad Coordinator
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716
File Downloads
Notarized Affadavit of Financial Support
"Consent to Travel for Minors" Form

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