Program Information
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Winter 2024: Latvia LLCU micro
January 06, 2024 - January 27, 2024
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
03/22/2023 3:30 PM - 4:25 PM201 Jastak-Burgess Hall
04/06/2023 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM201 Jastak-Burgess Hall
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/11/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PMRollins Room in Jastak-Burgess Hall
11/14/2023 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation
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 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 the culture, history, and politics of Eastern Europe in Riga, an ancient city in the heart of the Baltics, known for its eclectic mix of old Gothic churches, wooden medieval buildings, and stunning Art Nouveau architecture. Students will also enjoy Europe’s biggest food market and oldest zoo.

Based at the Baltic Security Foundation, you’ll interact with authors, journalists, and high-ranking officials in the Latvian government, as you study the complicated present and past of Eastern Europe. In addition, you’ll learn about Eastern European history and culture through visits to world-class art and history museums, nearby medieval castles, and a master class in baking traditional Latvian bread.

Students reside in double rooms in a hotel in the Old Town district of Riga, with meals provided.

Whether you’re interested in better understanding the current political situation in Eastern Europe, learning about the vibrant literature and art of this region, or spending time in a beautiful city off the beaten path, the interdisciplinary Winter Session course in Riga is your chance to experience firsthand the complex world of Eastern Europe.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related excursions and transportation, some meals, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does not include airfare to or from Riga nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Riga, Lativa. Students are responsible for the remainder of meals not included in the program fee. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know 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. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. 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 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
LLCU 330-071: Topics: World Literatures and Cultures (3 credits)
Cultural, especially cross-cultural, study with primary emphasis on the historical development of the announced area, e.g., Nature in the Ancient World, Speculative Fiction, Transformation of a Myth.

This course examines the diverse peoples of Eastern Europe–their history, cultures, and traditions–and how Eastern Europe came to be the way it is today. The course runs in chronological order, beginning in the 5th century AD and ending in present day, and it covers a wide geographical area, from the Baltic peoples in the north to the Balkans in the south, from the Russians in the east to the Czech and Poles in the west. To better understand this complicated part of the world, we will read and view some of the best Eastern European novels, short stories, and films of the twentieth century, treating them as articulations of the repressed national myths that have returned in recent years. Although the course cover the pre-modern period, our course materials will be primarily from the twentieth century, as our emphasis will be on how the past (or, a creative articulation of the past) continues to inform the present. In addition to cultural texts, we will also discuss short readings in history and political science. Taken together, these course materials provide the interdisciplinary context that is necessary to understanding the complex situation in Eastern Europe today.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Restrictions: May be repeated three times for credit when topics vary.
UNIV 370-035: Study Abroad - Riga, Latvia (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). All students are also required to complete this Qualtrics questionnaire at least 24 hours before your interview.

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-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$1,755.00$4,710.00
Final Program Fee$1,800.00$1,800.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$3,585.00$6,540.00
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.
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.
Holly Myers
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
227 Jastak-Burgess Hall

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