Program Information
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Winter 2024: Italy LING/CGSC
January 04, 2024 - January 31, 2024
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

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Interest Meetings:
03/16/2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMDepartment of Linguistics and Cognitive Science Conference Room 107, Building is at 125 East Main
03/22/2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMDepartment of Linguistics and Cognitive Science Conference Room 107, Building is at 125 East Main Password: yw0PUk
04/03/2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMDepartment of Linguistics and Cognitive Science Conference Room 107, Building is at 125 East Main Password: yw0PUk
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/26/2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMMemorial Hall 049
11/13/2023 4:00 PM - 5:30 PMMemorial Hall 049
12/11/2023 4:00 PM - 5:30 PMMemorial Hall 049
Program Notes
This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.
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

Explore 3 regions in southern Italy: Sorrento/Amalfi, Puglia, and Rome. Lead by expert, professional guides, students will hear the stories of the Roman Empire (Coliseum, Forum), Amalfi Coast and in the ancient seaside towns of Puglia, standing in the places where those stories unfolded more than a thousand years ago. Learn to cook and collect samples of dialect in all three locations to experience the connections among geography, cuisine, art, history, traditions, and dialects.

In CGSC/LING102, "Language, Mind, and Society," learn in the classroom, and observe on excursions how linguists and cognitive scientists connect the dots between how you think, the words you use, and the communities we build.

In LING203, “Languages of the World,” students examine how different levels of linguistic analysis and their demographic realizations interact with historical and political landscapes; in particular how these cultural events shaped the Romance languages and dialects of Italy.

Students will be housed in beautiful locations. Breakfast will be served daily. Other meals may be included.

Come to know Italy, past and present, by its distinct regional sights, smells, and sounds.

The Program Fee includes housing, some meals, in-country transportation, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to or from Italy, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Italy. 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.
LING/CGSC102 satisfies a breadth requirement and so welcomes sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students in the arts, foreign languages, education, behavioral as well as physical sciences. Students should be inquisitive about art, history, geography and languages, ready to search for the interconnectedness of the above as expressed uniquely in Rome, the Amalfi and Sicily. Flexibility is a key characteristic of program travelers, e.g. one who embraces an opportunity to seize the moment that may require a change in the itinerary. Background in linguistics is not expected.
CGSC 102-070: Language, Mind and Society (3 credits)
Explores the interrelation between language, mind and society. Topics will vary depending on instructor, but may include: origins of language, impact of culture on language and thought, structural aspects of language variation and the mental representation of language, role of universal grammar in language learning, regional and social variation in language, sociolinguistics of multilingual/multiethnic communities, language change, and the role of language in social and political decision making.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group C
Cross listed with LING102.
LING 102-070: Language, Mind, and Society (3 credits)
Cross listed with CGSC102.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group C
LING 203-070: Languages of the World (3 credits)
Survey of the world’s languages, examining a number of important phenomena from a wide range of languages. Phenomena are both structural (e.g., word order and agreement) and societal or psychological (how multicultural societies choose a common language, the relation between language and thought).
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group C
UNIV 370-229: Study Abroad - Italy LING/CGSC (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 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 $1,000.00.
  • 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$2,633.00$7,065.00
Final Program Fee$4,200.00$4,200.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$6,863.00$11,295.00
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, 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.
Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants.
Lynsey Keator
Faculty Director
Linguistics and Cognitive Science
125 East Main Street, Room 118
Peter Nelson
Faculty Director
Linguistics and Cognitive Science
125 East Main Street, Room 005

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