University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2018: Martinique DLLC

Program Dates January 02, 2018 - January 30, 2018
This program is closed.

Program Overview Please note that First Semester Freshmen are eligible for participation and encouraged to apply to this program.

Study French in Martinique, a beautiful French-speaking Caribbean island, which is also a French "département." Martinique's bustling capital, Fort-de-France, was founded by the French in the 17th century and is home to a number of museums and cultural sites participants will visit during this program. Students will study in the nearby Université des Antilles, which has a population of nearly 6,000 students. Martinique's unique landscape, colonial history, tropical climate, and lively culture make the island an ideal location for a francophone winter study abroad program.

Students will take a number of day trips to important historic and cultural sites, such as Les Trois Ilets, the former home of Empress Josephine de Beauharnais, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Several rather physically demanding excursions are also planned so that students may experience Martinique's exceptional natural beauty. Students will hike through the rainforest, explore the island’s southern savannas, and climb the infamous Mt. Pelée volcano. Students reside either singly or in pairs in private homes. Bedding and linen are provided, as well as breakfast and dinner daily. Students will be given a stipend to cover the cost of lunches during the week.

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 Martinique nor airport transfers in the U.S. This program officially begins when students arrive in Martinique. 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: 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.

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. All students enroll in FREN 207 and one French language course depending on their level.
FREN 107: French III: Intermediate (4 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Foreign Language
FREN 206: Culture Through Conversation (3 credits)
FREN 207: French Caribbean Past and Present (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
  • Multicultural
FREN 306: Practical Oral/Written Expression (3 credits)
UNIV 370-129: Study Abroad - Martinique FLLT (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,228.00$5,976.00
Final Program Fee$2,900.00$2,900.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $5,158.00$8,906.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00

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.

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 IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*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.

Contact Information:
Flora Poindexter
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Jastak-Burgess, Room 323

Submit Program Application by 5pm on September 20, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on September 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 27, 2017

Interest Meetings:
02/27/2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, MDH 216
03/08/2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, MDH 202
04/07/2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, MDH 216

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