Program Information
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Winter 2024: Italy HONR/PHIL
January 03, 2024 - January 31, 2024 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.
Interest Meetings:
02/13/2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMAlison Hall 318
02/14/2023 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMZoom
02/15/2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMGore 219
02/16/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMZoom
02/16/2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMGore 219
02/20/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMAlison Hall 318
02/21/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMAlison Hall 318
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
09/19/2023 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM316 Gore
11/14/2023 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMZoom Abroad PDO
Program Notes
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 8-11 weeks (2-3 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
The program will consist of two courses: a religion themed course developed specifically for this program, which will be lecture- and discussion-based with assigned readings and course-related visits to local institutions and landmarks, and an excursion-based service/volunteer-learning experience which will include a weekly seminar with me in which students will discuss what they have learned. Participation in this program will be limited to 14 University Honors Program students. The program is aimed at no special major and therefore should appeal to a wide range of Honors students. It will be interdisciplinary, and the benefits derived from the program overall should improve the global citizenship of every student irrespective of major. The courses will both satisfy breadth, multicultural, discovery learning, Philosophy electives, Religious Studies electives, and Honors credit. Students will select the cities in which the program will unfold, as well as the excursions we undertake. A general program fee estimate can be presented in advance, but an exact program fee will become final only after the students determine the itinerary.

The Program Fee includes housing for the duration of the program in double or triple hotel rooms or dormitories/hostels, in-country ground transportation, all program-related excursions and entrance fees, breakfasts at all hotels, and several group meals.

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
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
HONR 338-090: Fostering Global Citizenship (3 credits)
This course will have three components: volunteerism, excursions/field trips, and a weekly seminar, which will explore the culture of Italy. The course surveys Italian culture from pre-Roman times to the modern era. We will explore its culture, its people, their way of life, and the issues confronting them. By planning their own direct interactions with Italy’s cities and citizens, both thorough service and excursions, students on this trip will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of Italian culture.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Restrictions: This course is part of an Honors Program winter session study abroad.
PHIL 338-090: Religion at the Crossroads of Culture (3 credits)
The theme of this course is religious and cultural pluralism - the idea that many different systems of thought and practice coexist in a community. In Italy, we will be located at a major crossroads of religions, both modern and ancient, both Judeo-Christian-Islamic and Pagan.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group A
Restrictions: Must be in Honors Program
UNIV 370-228: 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 $1,100.00.
  • 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$4,600.00$4,600.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$7,263.00$11,695.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,100.00$1,100.00
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.
Alan Fox
Faculty Director
24 Kent Way
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