Program Information
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Winter 2024: Italy PHIL
January 03, 2024 - January 26, 2024
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
03/01/2023 5:00 PM - 5:30 PMSmith Hall room 209
03/03/2023 5:30 PM - 6:00 PMSmith Hall room 209
03/07/2023 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM 2024
03/09/2023 5:30 PM - 6:00 PMSmith Hall room 209
03/13/2023 3:30 PM - 4:00 PMMemorial Hall 107
03/16/2023 4:00 PM - 4:30 PMMemorial Hall 126
03/21/2023 4:30 PM - 5:00 PMEwing 204
03/22/2023 4:00 PM - 4:30 PMPurnell 116
04/04/2023 5:00 PM - 5:30 PMMemorial 048
04/05/2023 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM 2024
04/13/2023 5:00 PM - 5:30 PMSmith Hall room 209
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
05/19/2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMSmith 209
09/22/2023 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMSmith Hall 209
10/27/2023 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMSmith 209
11/10/2023 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMSmith 209
12/09/2023 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMSmith 209 Password: 2024
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
Study philosophy in Italy, a country offering a singular opportunity to visit the sites associated with the trial of Galileo by the Church of Rome in 1633. This program visits historical sites in Rome, Florence, and Pisa, to enhance students' understanding of Science and Religion (PHIL 344) and World Religions (PHL 204). The cultural and historical richness of Italy provides a vivid backdrop for studying Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and other of the great world religions. Moreover, while in Rome, we will visit the Vatican, the headquarters of the Church of Rome (the largest Christian tradition), and tour the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel. Rome also has had a Jewish community since at least the second century B.C.E. (the oldest Jewish community in Europe) and we will visit the Grand Synagogue of Rome, and the Jewish Museum of Rome. We will also tour Pompeii, and spend a day in Siena, climb the Tower in Pisa, and take an Italian cooking class, tour the Coliseum and Forum, explore first century and fourth century archeological ruins beneath the San Clemente church in Rome; and we will visit the Uffizi museum in Florence and see the world’s greatest collection of Renaissance art.

Students stay in a dorm at St John's Rome campus (at the beginning of the program) and hotels in Rome (at the end) , and Florence. The program includes about half of the meals. Depending on the gender make-up of the group, rooms are doubles or triples. All have en-suite bathrooms, except St. Johns, which is dormitory style.

There will be three Zooms classes after our return from Italy and before the start of the Spring semester.

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

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.
PHIL 204-070: World Religions (3 credits)
Varieties of religious belief and practice from diverse cultures, including representative Asian and Western traditions, studied mainly in terms of their historical development and importance.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
Global Studies Minor
PHIL 344-070: Science and Religion (3 credits)
Examines the relationship between science and religion and focuses on: whether our current cosmological picture of the Big Bang allows for a Creator; the rationality of miracle-reports; whether the scientific image of humanity is compatible with a religious worldview; the biological evolution/creation debate.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
UNIV 370-065: Study Abroad - Italy PHIL (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 $1,475.00.
  • 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-May.
  • 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$3,925.00$3,925.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$6,588.00$11,020.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,475.00$1,475.00
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 onApril 20, 2023
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 03, 2023
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
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.
Jeff Jordan
Faculty Director
24 Kent Way, Room 201
File Downloads
24W Italy PHIL Interest Meeting slides

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