Program Information
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Summer 2021: Italy FINC/ENGL
June 07, 2021 - June 30, 2021 (dates are tentative)

Interest Meetings:
09/23/2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMZoom link:
10/22/2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMZoom link:
Program Notes
This program's deadline has been changed to 11/20/2020.
The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by IGS).
Program Description
For 4 weeks in June, you will have the opportunity to study Finance and English in Italy in both Paderno del Grappa and Volterra. Paderno, a quaint village at the foot of Mount Grappa, is approximately one hour northwest of Venice in the Veneto region. Here you will stay at the Instituto Filipin campus, a private Italian boarding school utilized by CIMBA (Consortium of Universities for International Studies) of which University of Delaware is a participating member. Below the hill town of Volterra (southwest of Florence), you will reside on the SIAF campus in beautiful western Tuscany. In addition, there is a short stay in Florence between our time in Paderno and in Volterra.

These locations enable you to experience living in small Italian communities to appreciate their culture and engage with locals. The Tuscan and Veneto regions are home to many small and intermediate-sized companies and several multi-national corporations in design, manufacturing, engineering, and agriculture. In addition, you will enjoy beautiful and majestic scenery while experiencing regional Italian food, magnificent art, and treasured historical artifacts, particularly in Florence.

The campuses are full-service facilities with multi-media classrooms, cafeterias, residence halls, and study areas and have English-speaking staff. The Paderno campus has modern athletic facilities including an indoor swimming pool, cardio and weight rooms, full-size soccer field, and a gymnasium; the Volterra campus has an outdoor infinity pool, small gym, and tennis courts that double as a soccer field. The dorms offer a combination of double and single-occupancy rooms with internet connections and private bathrooms. The cafeterias serve standard Italian cuisines of their region. If you tire of the cafeteria, visit the local ristoranti in Volterra or the Al Sole Pizzeria, Tabacchi (deli), and Alpina (pastry & caffe shop) in Paderno del Grappa. In Florence, you will stay at a hotel/hostel and are responsible for your own meals.

The program's courses are FINC 392, Seminar in International Finance and ENGL 301, Advanced Writing: Business and Travel. All classes are in English, and there may be an optional “Survival Italian” session offered to enhance students' Italian experience. The courses will include a combination of lectures, discussion, workshops, and group work in traditional classroom settings as well as integrating structured company visits and cultural tours and activities. Some of the many companies/organizations we have visited include Tommassini (road bicycles), Tecnica-Nordica (ski boots & equipment), Fattoria Lischetto (pecorino cheese agribusiness), Piaggio Museum (Vespa), Lamole di Lamole (Chianti, olive oil), Rossi (alabastor workshop), Collevilca (crystal), University of Pisa, and Cassa di Risparmio Volterra (bank). Cultural outings typically include guided walking tours of Florence, Pisa, Volterra, Siena, and Venice as well pizza and pasta making.

Want to see more of Italy than the places we visit? You will have opportunity for personal travel during our stay in Florence when you will have 2 ½ days free. Rome and Milan are a mere 2-hour train ride. AND after the 4-week program concludes, or prior to its start, you have the option to remain and explore other parts of Italy and/or Europe on your own.

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 summer session is not to be missed. It will open the door to a broader, brighter, and more interesting world than you can imagine. We look forward to your joining us!

The Program Fee includes all housing in Paderno, Florence, and Volterra; breakfast, lunch, dinner on campuses; several group dinners at restaurants; academic and cultural excursions/activities; guided tours; guest speakers; company visits; program transportation; and international medical insurance.

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 Venice and concludes with coach transfer to Pisa airport. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance but will book their own flights to allow for choice in carriers and airports. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare. Also not included: any personal travel costs and a few lunches/dinners during cultural day trips.
ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware 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. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Student accomodations and classrooms might not have air conditioning.
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 301-070: Advanced Writing: Business and Travel (3 credits)
Study and practice in writing non-fiction prose with special attention to rhetorical strategies, styles, and audiences. This course's theme is business and travel, and it will include traditional travel writings on culture, place, and people with the added element of a business and economic perspective on those subjects. Some examples: Venice and tourism; maintenance of UNESCO sites; "forgotten" towns; slow vs fast food.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: College of Engineering Breadth Requirement; A & S Writing Requirement
FINC 392-071: Seminar on International Financial Management (3 credits)
Seminar at an overseas location on selected topics in international financial management. Combines lectures and visits to local organizations. Research paper.
Prerequisite: FINC 311
Restrictions: Used only as a professional elective for finance majors. Taught abroad.
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 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 $1,400.00.
  • 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-March.
  • 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$2,385.00$6,404.00
Estimated Program Fee$4,350.00$4,350.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$6,765.00$10,784.00
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.

NOTE: Full-time undergraduate students taking at least 12 credits in the fall 2020 semester may take up to an additional six credits this academic year during the winter and/or summer 2021 sessions at no additional tuition charge. The maximum number of course credits spread across the fall semester and winter and/or summer sessions covered by this provision is 18. If a student takes 12 credits in fall, they will have 6 tuition-free credits left to use in winter and/or summer. If they take 13 credits in the fall, they will have 5 tuition-free credits left to use, and so on. Students will be charged tuition in winter and/or summer for any credits exceeding 18. For full details, please visit the UD Return to Fall website.
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 onNovember 20, 2020
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedDecember 08, 2020
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-March
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.
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.