Program Information
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Winter 2024: Italy HLTH
January 05, 2024 - January 27, 2024
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Florence Duomo
Interest Meetings:
03/03/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
03/06/2023 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
03/13/2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
12/03/2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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 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. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees and tuition.
Program Description
Experience a contextual understanding of the history, the people, the arts, traditions & lives of people living in three culturally unique regions of Italy. As we discover the many facets of life in Italy including languages, arts, foods and cultural distinctions found in and around Naples, Rome, and the Tuscan region surrounding Florence, we will explore how health and healthcare in Italy differs from the U.S. In this program, students will visit the Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala in Siena, tour Complesso degli Incurabili, an ancient and prominent hospital complex with the museum medicine and health located in central Naples, and visit the Santo Spirito Hospital, a 12th century hospital in Rome created to care for unwanted babies and the sick and vulnerable people of the area. In this focused immersion, students will better understand the notable cultural fusion, discover how Italian cuisine differs regionally, and experience the "under the Tuscan sun" lifestyle as it relates to health and well-being of the Italian population.

Course work exploring health and healthcare in Italy includes understanding the implications of government funding and priorities in healthcare, cultural beliefs and practices, and lifestyle priorities of the people. Nursing and healthcare issues in the focus regions of Italy are contrasted to the US and global nations as students discover common themes in approaching global health and healthcare. Through observations, fieldwork, cultural experiences and interviews, students will explore health issues from a global perspective while evaluating and improving their own health in Italy.

Formal and informal learning through classes, fieldwork, and guided experiences will occur daily in a variety of planned excursions in each region. The results of the research project that focuses on cultural exploration and application to healthcare will be presented by students at the closing of the program.

The Program Fee includes housing that includes daily breakfasts, all program-related events and excursions, internal transportation between cities, 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 Naples, 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
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
HLTH 315-070: Global health and Healthcare (3 credits)
This course explores selected issues and problems of global health and healthcare practice within the Italian health care delivery systems. Aspects of care related to cultural considerations in healthcare, professional practices, lifestyle and nutrition, and health issues across the lifespan within the global community are the focus of content.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Restrictions: Satisfies required course for Global Health minor.
NURS 414-070: Women and Gender in Healthcare (3 credits)
This course explores women’s healthcare issues from the perspective of gender needs within our healthcare delivery system. Global issues related to cultural needs, health beliefs and practices, lifespan and lifestyle considerations, wellness goals, and health issues unique to women in Italy are the focus of content.

Crosslisted with WOMS 414.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Restrictions: Fulfills minor requirements for Global Health;
UNIV 370-172: Study Abroad - Italy NURS (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
WOMS 414-072: Women and Gender in Healthcare (3 credits)
This course explores women’s healthcare issues from the perspective of gender needs within our healthcare delivery system. Global issues related to cultural needs, health beliefs and practices, lifespan and lifestyle considerations, wellness goals, and health issues unique to women in Italy are the focus of content.

Crosslisted with NURS414.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Restrictions: Fulfills minor requirements for Global Health;
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 $1,250.00.
  • 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$4,500.00$4,500.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$45.00$45.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$7,178.00$11,610.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,250.00$1,250.00
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 onApril 20, 2023
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 03, 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.
Amy Hagstrom
Faculty Director
385 McDowell Hall

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