University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2018: India ENGL

Program Dates January 04, 2018 - January 31, 2018
This program is closed.

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

Enter the business and literary world in a country where English is one official language among many, a country that is home to many American corporations’ business processing offices. Experience New Delhi, India’s modern capital, and Old Delhi, the Mughal capital. Delhi is a constantly evolving city with modern malls alongside 11th century forts, and with a rich and diverse student population.

Interact with employees in global/multicultural companies, and see how language and communication change with culture. Immerse yourself in service learning at NGOs helping Delhi’s poorest women and children. Read a variety of Indian writers and observe firsthand the world depicted in their works. Academic work will include reports and responses based on readings, empirical research and observations. We will even meet with a few award-winning writers.

The program fee includes all meals, all excursions, site visits, accommodation and transportation in India.
All lodging is in double-occupancy rooms with twin beds in hostels.The program includes a 10-day homestay while in Assam, with 2 - 4 students each staying with carefully selected families. The Assam stay includes a visit to a wildlife sanctuary to see the Indian rhino in its natural habitat. The program fee also includes cultural components such as yoga lessons, classical dance sessions, etc. which will be made available according to student interest. The program also includes visits to businesses in Delhi, to Assam to see the silk weaving and the tea business up close, and to observe the culture of the Mother Goddess, to the Himalayas to study women in Buddhism, and to see the Taj Mahal.

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

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from India, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Delhi. 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. For this program, plane tickets have been reserved for the group, and students are strongly encouraged to purchase as part of the group reservation.

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.
ENGL 312-070: Written Communications in Business (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Second Writing
  • Other: Satisfies requirement for all majors in the College of Business and Economics
ENGL 380-070/090: Women Writers (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
  • Multicultural
  • Second Writing
UNIV 370-055: Study Abroad - India ENGL (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning
WOMS 380-070: Women Writers (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Multicultural
  • Second Writing

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$3,900.00$3,900.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $6,158.00$9,906.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,500.00$1,500.00

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:
Mahasveta Barua
Faculty Director
045 Memorial Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on September 21, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on September 21, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 27, 2017

Interest Meetings:
04/10/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Gore 308
04/11/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Gore 308
04/18/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Gore 308
04/19/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Gore 308
05/10/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Gore 308
05/11/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Gore 308
09/07/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Memorial 123
09/11/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Memorial 125
09/12/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Memorial 122

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