Program Information
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Winter 2024: Siena, Italy ITAL/LLCU
January 03, 2024 - January 31, 2024
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Photo by Elizabeth Malaszczyk
Interest Meetings:
03/22/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMJastak-Burgess Hall (DLLC) Rollins Room Meeting ID: 944 3923 5365
04/05/2023 4:45 PM - 5:30 PMJastak-Burgess Hall (DLLC) Zipser Room (201) Meeting ID: 921 7495 1018
04/19/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMJastak-Burgess Hall (DLLC) Rollins Room Meeting ID: 984 9150 9708
05/08/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMJastak-Burgess Hall (DLLC) Zipser Room (201) Meeting ID: 936 1991 8407
09/06/2023 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMZipser Room (201) Jastak-Burgess Hall
09/11/2023 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMZipser Room (201) Jastak-Burgess Hall
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/16/2023 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMMcDowell Hall 101
11/06/2023 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMMcDowell Hall 101
12/04/2023 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMMcDowell Hall 101
Program Notes
Please note that First Semester Freshmen are eligible for participation and encouraged to apply to this program..
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
Studying Italian in Siena, an amazing city situated in the region of Tuscany, Italy, and rich in traditions and culture, is the most important thing that students can do to improve their skills in learning a language.

Based at Dante Alighieri school, you’ll interact with Italian students as you study Italian. In addition, you’ll learn about Italian everyday life, Italian Art, Italian culinary art, Italian fashion through the excursions to Florence, Pompei, Rome).

In Siena, students reside in double rooms in private homes with meals provided.

Whether you’re interested in language, art, history, fashion, traditions, culture, or food, the Winter Session in Siena, Tuscany, Italy, is your chance to experience all of the above during the Winter session 2024.
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.
ITAL 105-070: Italian I - Elementary (4 credits)
Introduction to the Italian language and development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through the use of basic texts.
Restrictions: ITAL 105, All sections are for students who have never studied Italian or who have taken 2 years or less of Italian in high school. Any questions contact Crista Johnson, Language Placement at 320 Jastak Burgess Hall .
ITAL 106-070: Italian II - Elementary/Intermediate (4 credits)
Completion of basic Italian. Increasing mastery of the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Prerequisite: ITAL 105
Restrictions: Two to three years of high school Italian acceptable in lieu of prerequisite.
ITAL 107-070: Italian III - Intermediate (4 credits)
Review of grammar, continued practice in speaking and writing, reading texts of average difficulty.
Prerequisite: ITAL 106
Restrictions: Four years of high school Italian acceptable in lieu of prerequisite.
ITAL 205-070: Italian Conversation (3 credits)
Practical use of Italian by means of oral reports and discussions. Emphasis on improvement of basic conversational skills. Grammar review and written work when appropriate.
Prerequisite: ITAL 107
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: College of Engineering Breadth Requirement
Restrictions: Prerequisite requires a minimum grade of B. One 200-level Italian course may be substituted for Prerequisite.
LLCU 208-071: Cutures in Context (3 credits)
Taught abroad in English, this course introduces students to their host culture and its history. Includes excursions to important cultural and natural sites, readings and discussion, and research on the host culture.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
UNIV 370-090: Study Abroad - Siena, Italy LLCU (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
The Winter Session Program in Italy is designed for any student, regardless of major, who is interested in studying Italian language. You do not need any knowledge of Italian to apply.

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-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$2,975.00$2,975.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$5,638.00$10,070.00
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 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.
Roberta Morrione
Faculty Director
116 Jastak Burgess Hall
Riccarda Saggese
Faculty Director
303 Jastak Burgess Hall

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