University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2018: Siena, Italy DLLC

Program Dates January 03, 2018 - February 01, 2018
This program is closed.

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

Siena, with its medieval character remarkably preserved, blends a rich cultural tradition with the ambiance of modern life. The city’s narrow streets and quaint alleys lead to striking views of history, art, and folklore. Siena’s location in central Tuscany is very convenient for excursions to Florence, Pisa, and Rome.Upon its arrival in Rome the group spends several days in a 4-star hotel next to the majesty of the Coliseum. They visit the historical landmarks, such as the Roman Forum, the Vatican Museum, the enchanting Fontana di Trevi, the baroque Piazza di Navona with the three renowned fountains. From Roma the group takes a two-days excursion to three cities: the famous and the ancient Pompeii, once covered by the ashes of the volcanic mount Vesuvio; Naples, with its breathtaking view of the gulf, the beautiful castles, the archeological museum, monuments and the lively streets, with shops everywhere for an enjoyable strolling around; Caserta, with the splendor of the Royal Palace and the most beautiful park in Europe with its wealth of vegetation, its abundance of waters, statues, and prospects. An excursion to Assisi is also planned. During the stay in Siena a two-days excursion to Florence and three days excursion to Venice will be made on weekends. In both cities the students will stay in four-star hotels. In Florence they will visit the Uffizi Galleria where the most part of the Italian art is preserved. While in Venice they admire the Byzantine mosaics of the S. Marco Basilica, the Doge Palace and a glass factory. In Siena students reside either singly or in pairs in private Italian homes. Bedding and linen are provided, as well as breakfast and dinner daily. Students will be given an allowance for lunch during the four days school 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 Europe, 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: 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. Please note: This program is designed for elementary- and intermediate-level students of Italian (i.e. those who have not yet reached the 300-level). All students take ITAL 208 and choose one language course depending on their level of Italian.
ITAL 106: Italian II - Elementary/Intermediate (4 credits)
ITAL 107: Italian III - Intermediate (4 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Foreign Language
ITAL 206: Culture Through Conversation (3 credits)
ITAL 208: Italy: Past and Present (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
UNIV 370-090: Study Abroad - Siena, Italy DLLC (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$3,600.00$3,600.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $5,858.00$9,606.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,300.00$1,300.00

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:
Riccarda Saggese
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
30 E. Main St., R303, Jastak-Burgess
David Winkler
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
208 Jastak-Burgess

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, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, PRN 232
03/06/2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, PRN 236
03/14/2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Purnell 324a
03/20/2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, PRN 236
04/13/2017, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Purnell 232
04/19/2017, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, PRN 232
05/01/2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, PRN 236
08/30/2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, MDH 104
09/07/2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Gore 317
09/12/2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Gore 102
09/18/2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Gore 318

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