Program Information
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Winter 2022: Siena, Italy LLCU
January 05, 2022 - February 01, 2022 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
03/01/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
03/25/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
04/14/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
05/03/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
09/13/2021 3:15 PM - 4:45 PMJastak-Burgess, Room 201, conference room
09/15/2021 4:45 PM - 5:45 PMJastak-Burgess Hall room 201
09/16/2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
09/17/2021 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Program Notes
Please note that First Semester Freshmen are eligible for participation and encouraged to apply to this program..
Note: Please check program pages regularly or follow @UDGlobal on Instagram or Twitter for updated information on applying for a 22W study abroad program.

If you do not have a current passport, you should be aware that COVID-19 has delayed passport processing times significantly. The U.S. State Department has announced that it now takes an average of 18 weeks (4.5 months) to process a passport.

Given the circumstances, if you want to study abroad in 2022, you need to apply for or renew your passport NOW - even if you’re not 100% sure about your study abroad plans yet. We recommend expediting both the processing time and the shipping time for your passport.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

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 CGPS).
Program Description
Siena, with its medieval character remarkably preserved, blends a rich cultural tradition with the ambiance of modern life. The city’s narrow streets and quaint alleys lead to striking views of history, art and folklore. Siena’s location in central Tuscany is very convenient for excursions to major cities like Florence, Pisa and Rome.
In Rome, the study abroad group spends three nights in a 4-star hotel next to the Piazza Navona – home to three renowned fountains. They also visit the historical landmarks such as the Roman Forum, the Vatican Museum, the enchanting Fontana di Trevi, the Spanish Steps and other important historical sites. From Rome the group reaches Siena by a private bus.
During the four weeks stay in Siena, the group will go to Florence, where a rich collection of Italian art is preserved and San Gimignano, with its medieval towers. They will also visit a ceramic factory, a Senise contrada and participate in a cooking class.
In Siena, students reside in a 4-star hotel. Breakfast is included. Students will be given an allowance for meals during the five-day school week.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related events and excursions, some meals, in-country transportation and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Italy, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Rome. 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: 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.
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.
Please note: This program is designed for elementary- and intermediate-level students of Italian (i.e. those who have not yet reached the 300-level). All students take ITAL 208 and choose one language course depending on their level of Italian.
ITAL 106: Italian II - Elementary/Intermediate (4 credits)
Completion of basic Italian. Increasing mastery of the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Prerequisite: ITAL 105 or two to three years of high school Italian acceptable in lieu of prerequisite.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Foreign Language
Other: College of Engineering Breadth Requirement
ITAL 107: Italian III - Intermediate (4 credits)
Review of grammar, continued practice in speaking and writing, reading texts of average difficulty.
Prerequisite: ITAL106. Four years of high school Italian acceptable in lieu of prerequisite. Satisfies College of Arts and Sciences language requirement.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Foreign Language
Other: College of Engineering Breadth Requirement
ITAL 206: Culture Through Conversation (3 credits)
Discussion of topics drawn from contemporary Italian life. Designed for students who wish to broaden their knowledge of Italian culture while improving their oral and aural language skills.
Prerequisite: ITAL 107.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: College of Engineering Breadth Requirement
ITAL 208: Italy: Past and Present (3 credits)
An introduction to Italy, its history, its culture, its people, their way of life and the issues confronting them.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Restrictions: Taught abroad only, in both English and Italian. Not for major credit. Does not satisfy the language requirement.
UNIV 370-090: Study Abroad - Siena, Italy DLLC (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
The Winter Session Program in Siena is designed for any student regardless of major who has completed either Italian 105 (Italian I, Elementary) or its equivalent, or two to three years of high school Italian. Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale). We encourage freshmen to apply!

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 email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

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 $1,000.00.
  • 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 CGPS 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-October.
  • 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.
  • CGPS 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$2,435.00$6,534.00
Estimated Program Fee$3,150.00$3,150.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$5,615.00$9,714.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,000.00$1,000.00
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 onSeptember 20, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 30, 2021
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
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.
Roberta Morrione
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
115 Jastak-Burgess Hall
Riccarda Saggese
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
30 E. Main St., R303, Jastak-Burgess

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