University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2018: Italy PHIL Honors

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

Program Overview This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.

Interviews and planning for the program will begin on March 24. Students are encourage to apply as soon as possible in order to complete the interview process and participate in planning the program itinerary. Students who apply close to the April 20 deadline will miss much of the planning process.

This program involves two courses in Italy each enrolling 12-14 Honors students. The destinations within Italy, as well as cultural excursions and service learning activities will be determined by the students, once selected. One primary objective of this program is to confront stereotypes about Italy and have students assess for themselves the extent of diversity and pluralism in contemporary Italy.

Students will be housed in double or triple rooms in hotels and/or dormitory-style facilities, depending on location.

The Program Fee includes housing for the duration of the program, in-country ground transportation, all program-related excursions and entrance fees, breakfasts at all hotels, and several group meals.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Italy, 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.

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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.
ARSC 367/090: Citizenship, Local and Global (3 credits)
PHIL 367/090: Religion at the Crossroads of Culture (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
UNIV 370-127: Study Abroad - Italy PHIL Honors (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$4,400.00$4,400.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $6,658.00$10,406.00
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:
Alan Fox
Faculty Director
24 Kent Way

Submit Program Application by 5pm on April 20, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on April 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: May 02, 2017

Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.

Interest Meetings:
02/22/2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Gore 219
02/28/2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Gore 219
03/01/2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Gore 219
03/09/2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Gore 219

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