Program Information
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Winter 2024: India ENGL
January 03, 2024 - January 31, 2024 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Photo provided by Gitu Barua
Interest Meetings:
03/06/2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM307 ISE Lab
03/07/2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
03/09/2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
04/11/2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
04/13/2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
04/14/2023 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
04/18/2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
04/20/2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMMemorial 126
09/07/2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
09/08/2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
09/11/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
09/12/2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PMSmith 341
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/20/2023 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMMemorial 108
11/14/2023 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation
Program Notes
Please note that First Semester Freshmen are eligible for participation and encouraged to apply to this program..
This program is currently recruiting students and will begin the application and enrollment process when an estimated program fee is established. To receive an alert when the program begins accepting applications please fill out this 24W interest form.

Note: Please check program pages regularly or follow @UDGlobal on Instagram or Twitter for updated information on applying for a 24W study abroad program.

Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program for information about COVID-19 related travel requirements and policies for UD study abroad.

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 10-13 weeks (3-4 months) to process a 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.
Program Description
Enter the business and literary world in a country where English is one official language among many, a country that is home to many American corporations’ business processing offices, and to the largest democracy in the world. Experience New Delhi, India’s modern capital, and Old Delhi, the Mughal capital. Delhi is a constantly evolving city with modern malls alongside 11th century forts, and with a large and diverse student population. Travel east to the mountain town of Darjeeling (famous for its tea) and do a trek in the Himalayas. Discover the culture of Assam (also famous for its tea) doing service-learning, and take a safari in a wildlife sanctuary to see elephants and rhinos, and maybe tigers. The trip will include a visit to the Taj Mahal, and to Jaipur, the city of palaces.

Interact with employees in global/multicultural companies, and with students in different universities/colleges, and see how language and communication change with culture. Immerse yourself in service learning at a tribal school in Assam and develop fun projects for the children. Read a variety of Indian women writers and observe firsthand the world depicted in their works. Academic work will include reports and responses based on readings, empirical research and observations. We will even meet with a few award-winning writers.

The Program Fee includes all meals, all excursions, site visits, accommodation and transportation in India. All lodging is in double-occupancy rooms with twin beds in hostels.The Assam stay includes a visit to a wildlife sanctuary to see the Indian rhino in its natural habitat. The program fee also includes cultural components such as yoga lessons, classical dance sessions, etc. which will be made available according to student interest. The program also includes visits to businesses in Delhi, to Assam to see the silk weaving and the tea business up close, and to observe the culture of the Mother Goddess, to the Himalayas to study women in Buddhism, and to see the Taj Mahal.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from India, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in India. 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
All students must enroll in at least 6 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.

Students will observe multinational businesses in India and observe and take notes on real-life situations and write a variety of memos, letter, emails, and reports based on their findings. Specific attention will be paid to how material culture affects the production of documents and presentation of information.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
Satisfies the following requirements:
Second Writing
Other: College of Engineering Breadth Requirement
This course also has a service learning component.
ENGL 380-070: Women Writers (3 credits)
Study of a variable set of women writers. Addresses such topics as the idea of a women’s tradition, formation of the canon, use of genre, language and form. Will include a variety of Indian women’s writing – prose, poetry and drama. Students will start with a few, very early, writers from the age of the Vedas to understand the cultural contexts, before examining the writings of Independence era women to understand the historical contexts that led to the development of the canon. This will prepare them to analyze the diverse issues and concerns of contemporary writers. Some of the readings will include similar theoretical and imaginative writings by American women writers for comparative analysis. We will watch a dance performance and films to consider alternative forms of expression by women.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
May be crosslisted with WOMS 380
UNIV 370-055: Study Abroad - India 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 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 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 $1,500.00.
  • 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$2,633.00$7,065.00
Final Program Fee$4,175.00$4,175.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$6,838.00$11,270.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,500.00$1,500.00
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, 2023
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 29, 2023
$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.
Mahasveta Barua
Faculty Director
045 Memorial Hall

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