University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2018: Italy LING/ENGL

Program Dates January 02, 2018 - January 31, 2018
This program is closed.

Program Overview During this 5-week winter session in Italy, you will visit 11 cities and 6 regions of this beautiful country! We begin with a short stay in Milan, Italy’s fashion capital and home to a most impressive Gothic Duomo. Next is a stay in Verona, the city of love, where you can visit the Roman Arena, the market in Piazza Erbe, the striking Castelvecchio, and, of course, Juliet’s house. Then we head to Medieval Siena with its famous Campo and bell tower, Renaissance Florence and its breathtaking pink and white marbled Duomo and famed leather markets, and Ancient Rome where we will tour the Coliseum, Forum, and Vatican. The program ends with a short stay in beautiful Sorrento full of lemon trees and palms and return to Rome to fly home.

Our excursions include a day trip to beautiful and unique Venice and to Pisa with its famed leaning tower. We will also visit the Umbrian hill town of Orvieto with its historic tuffa caves, the island of Capri, the Amalfi coast on the other side of Sorrento, the doomed Pompeii, and an incomparable view from Abbazia Montecassino near Naples.

The culinary delights vary remarkably from region to region. The program includes some special samplings of Italian cuisine at an agriturismo outside of San Gimignano in Tuscany and a lovely restaurant on the Sorrento peninsula as well as other places. Another plus are the walking tours of Milan, Verona, Venice, Siena, Florence, Pisa, Orvieto, Pompeii, and Rome led by professional guides who are passionate about the history and culture.

The program blends cultural experiences with academics for a broader perspectives in learning. The majority of the class sessions will be in Siena, Florence, and Rome, as we stay in each city for an entire week. However, we have a few sessions the first and last week as well. Although we have an academic and a sight-seeing agenda, you will have free time to explore on your own and choose which sites in these places you would like to visit.

Logistical information: we stay at 4-star Hotel stays in Milan, Verona, Siena, Florence, Rome, & Sorrento, and have coach transportation to and from the cities. You will get a chance to experience Trenitalia with the group on the day trip from Verona to Venice. All breakfasts are included with the hotel stays, and some group dinners are as well.

Italy is a beautiful and varied country that welcomes visitors warmly. You will, no doubt, enjoy experiencing its culture, cuisine, and history during this Winter session.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related events and excursions, some meals, in-country transportation and international medical insurance. Participants in the LING/ENGL Program stay in hotels in all of the cities in Italy, and classes are held in the Conference Rooms of each hotel. There are tours and activities related to your classes in all of the cities and regions in which we stay. Full, all you care to eat, breakfasts are included in the hotels throughout the Program, and there will be approximately nine group meals (lunches or dinners) in the Program.

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 Italy. 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.
ENGL 312-071: 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. Also fulfills requirement for HRIM students.
LING 102-070: Language, Mind and Society (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Multicultural
  • Other: Satisfies requirement for Linguistics minor/concentration; satisfies requirement for Elementary Education concentration in ESL.
LING 265-070: Studies in Language: Language Disorders of Childhood (3 credits)
UNIV 370-062: Study Abroad - Italy LING/ENGL (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$3,800.00$3,800.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $6,058.00$9,806.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$950.00$950.00

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:
Lisa Dill
Faculty Director
036 Memorial Hall, Newark, DE
Nina Ann Pahl Straitman
Faculty Director
Linguistics and Cognitive Science
125 E. Main Street, Rm. 106

Submit Program Application by 5pm on September 25, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on September 25, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 27, 2017

Interest Meetings:
02/09/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 107 LING Bldg., 125 E. Main
02/23/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 107 LING Bldg., 125 E. Main
03/09/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 107 LING Bldg., 125 E. Main
03/23/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 107 LING Bldg., 125 E. Main
04/06/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 107 LING Bldg., 125 E. Main
04/20/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 107 LING Bldg., 125 E. Main
05/04/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 107 LING Bldg., 125 E. Main
09/05/2017, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM, Sharp Lab 122

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