Program Information
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Summer 2020: Italy-Croatia LEAD micro
June 02, 2020 - June 22, 2020 (dates are tentative)


Meetings
Interest Meetings:
09/05/2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMISE 417
09/11/2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMISE 205
09/19/2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMISE 202
10/16/2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMISE 205
11/07/2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMISE 417
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 global 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. To be culturally intelligent, however, one must also understand how the "common good" is interpreted in different cultures.

Spend almost two weeks in Volterra under the Tuscan sun in the heart of Italy. Then board the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship for a 8 day cruise from Venice to Rome, with three port stops in Croatia (film home of GOT), and additional port stops in Greece, Sicily and Naples (Capri).

We will use these settings and experiences to explore how leaders are using cultural intelligence to advance their organizations, determine the common good, and cultivate successful teams. Additionally, by exploring ways in which specific leadership characteristics are valued differently in different cultures and settings, we will gain hands-on experience in practicing leadership, followership, and teamwork behaviors in a culture not our own.

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, cathedrals and artisan and craft shops. Discover local restaurants and bistros as you make your way down winding streets. Our excursions from Volterra will include Florence and Siena. 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. Port stops give us the opportunity to explore cultural differences that impact our understanding of what constitutes the common good in three cities in Croatia, in Corfu Greece, and in Sicily and Naples as we cruise to Rome. We will stay overnight in Rome before departing for home.

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.

Students can enroll in either LEAD 101 Global Contexts for Leadership OR in LEAD 411 Topics In Leadership Dynamics.

The Program Fee includes housing, academic and cultural excursions, while based in SIAF, guest speakers and visits to multiple course-related sites, and international medical insurance. Students will be housed in dormitories in Italy. While at SIAF, the program fee includes 3 meals a day and housekeeping services. There is a coin-operated laundry, pool, and a gym. Students will spend 8 nights on a cruise ship (two-three students to a cabin) with all onboard meals (in fact, all you can eat), cruise ship entertainment, and housekeeping included.

The Program Fee does NOT include roundtrip airfare to/from Europe, nor airport transfers with in the US. Optional excursions while on the cruise are not included, nor are expenses related to independent travel students may take while in Italy. After acceptance, students will receive detailed travel instructions, including the possible availability of a group flight, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.

NOTE: First Semester Freshman are eligible for participation and are encouraged to apply to this program. This micromester is open to all students in all majors.

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.
NOTE: Graduate students accepted into the program will enroll in HOSP 667: Management and Leadership of Global Wellness Operations.
LEAD 101-070: Global Contexts for Leadership (3 credits)
This study abroad section explores questions of leadership and the common good in global settings. As leaders, we strive to “do good.” But what constitutes the “common good?” Is there a universal and global understanding? Does our definition of what is good for a group, organization, team or society shift depending on country-specific norms? What role does a particular social or cultural system play in our understanding of social and environmental ethics? How do successful global leaders engage others in determining the “common good” for both individuals and society? Through on land and at-sea experiences, class sessions, and projects, we will come to more fully understand that leadership is not the same everywhere, nor do we have common definitions or understandings of what defines “the common good.”

Satisfies the following requirement:

University Breadth: History and Cultural Change
LEAD 411-070: Topics in Leadership Dynamics (3 credits)
Cultural intelligence is defined as “the ability to understand, appreciate differences, communicate, adapt, and strategize in intercultural environments and situations.” This study abroad section explores how leaders are using cultural intelligence to advance their organizations, determine the common good, and cultivate successful teams. Additionally, by exploring ways in which specific leadership characteristics are valued differently in different cultures and settings, we will gain hands-on experience in practicing leadership, followership, and teamwork behaviors in a culture not our own.
UNIV 370-209: Study Abroad - Italy-Croatia 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
Requirements
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 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
Estimated Tuition based on current year$1,590.00$4,269.00
Estimated Program Fee$3,425.00$3,425.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$45.00$45.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$5,060.00$7,739.00
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 http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html 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.
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 onNovember 20, 2019
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedDecember 05, 2019
$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.
Contacts
Karen Stein
Faculty Director
Leadership
298 C Graham Hall
302-831-4049
kstein@udel.edu

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