Program Information
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Summer 2023: Belgium/France ENGL
June 05, 2023 - July 07, 2023
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

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Interest Meetings:
01/09/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
01/10/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
01/11/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
01/18/2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
01/19/2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
01/25/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMZoom Link:
01/26/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMZoom Link:
02/01/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMZoom Link:
02/07/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM318 Alison Hall
02/09/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM318 Alison Hall
02/10/2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
02/14/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
02/15/2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
05/09/2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM123 Memorial Hall
Program Notes
Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 8-11 weeks (2-3 months) to process a passport.

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 and tuition.

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.
Program Description
We've heard the term global business often enough, and know how important cross-cultural communication is. Find out what that means when many different countries try to operate as asingle unit. Examine Written Communications in Business in Belgium, a country with three
official languages. Its capital, Brussels, is the unofficial capital of the European Union, and the home of the European Parliament and the European Commission. Meet representatives from various nations, as well as American expatriates working in multinational companies. For Studies in Genre – the Graphic Novel, follow the historical trail of WWII with a visit to Ardennes and Bastogne – the site of the Battle of the Bulge – and to the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy, France. Learn about popular culture through reading the graphic novels of a region that has a long tradition in the genre. France, Belgium, and Holland have theme parks, museums, and city tours devoted to the graphic novel. Visit the Comic Strip Museum in Brussels, spend a day at Asterix Park outside Paris, and view the Bayeux Tapestry in Bayeux, France. Learn about the people who examine the serious and the comic in life through this non-traditional, seemingly
playful literary genre. Visit historical sites such as Waterloo in Belgium, Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Versailles in France. You will become part of cosmopolitan cities which are great to walk around in, discover their little enclaves, and try
their various foods – including, yes, Belgium waffles and French Crepes.

Lodging in Brussels will be in shared aparthotels with full cooking facilities for all meals, and in hotels elsewhere.

The Program Fee includes all housing, excursions, and program-related transportation within Europe, and international medical insurance. More than half the meals will be included: lunches and dinners for 15 days, 5 extra dinners (one for each city visited). Students will be responsible for approximately 10 dinners and 15 lunches, but will have the opportunity to buy their own groceries for meals in rather than paying restaurant prices.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare or ground transportation to meet the group in Europe.

The program officially begins when students arrive in Brussels.
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.

Download a detailed program flyer below!
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
All students must enroll in at least 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
ENGL 312-070: Written Communications 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.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: COE Breadth Requirement
ENGL 365-070: Studies in Literary Genres, Types and Movements: The Graphic Novel (3 credits)
The course will focus on the graphic novel as cultural product and practice, and explore the ways in which narratives are framed using art and text through several celebrated examples of the graphic novel genre, works that are classics in their respective countries. The course will consider the place of the graphic novel or comic book in popular culture, and discuss the effectiveness of this genre in relaying serious messages.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
Restrictions: May be taken up to three times when topics vary.
UNIV 370-071: Study Abroad - Belgium/France 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
All applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.000 (on a 4.000 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.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by Zoom.

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 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 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-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.
  • 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$2,507.00$6,728.00
Final Program Fee$5,000.00$5,000.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$45.00$45.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$7,552.00$11,773.00
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 onFebruary 20, 2023
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMarch 02, 2023
$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.
Mahasveta Barua
Faculty Director
045 Memorial Hall
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Program Flyer

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