University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Summer 2018: Netherlands/France ENGL

Program Dates June 05, 2018 - July 06, 2018
This program is closed.

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

This program's deadline has been changed to 12/17/2017.

We've heard the term global business often enough, and know how important cross cultural communication is. Find out what that means when many different countries try to operate as a single unit. Examine Written Communications in Business in the Netherlands, one of the most vibrant and modern European country. Its capital, Amsterdam is an extremely diverse city, with 180 different nationalities living there. Go for a short visit to Brussels, the unofficial capital of the European Union, and meet representatives from various nations, as well as American expatriates working in multinational companies. Spend a week in France, as we follow the historical trail of WWII, and learn about popular culture through reading the graphic novels of a region that has a long tradition in the genre. France, Belgium, and Holland have theme parks, museums, and city tours devoted to the graphic novel. Visit these centers and learn about the people who examine the serious and the comic in life through this non-traditional, seemingly playful literary genre.

The Program Fee includes: Lodging in Amsterdam that will be in shared aparthotels with full cooking facilities for all meals. For the 5 nights in Brussels, the group will live in hotels with breakfast included and some cooking facilities, in triple or double rooms depending on the group's gender breakdown. In Normandy and Paris the group will also stay in hotels with breakfast included. Also included are all excursions and all program related transportation within Europe. More than half the meals will be included: lunches and dinners for 15 days, 5 extra dinners (one for each city visited). Students will be responsible for approximately 11 dinners and 16 lunches, but will have the opportunity to buy their own groceries for meals in rather than paying high restaurant prices.

The Program Fee does NOT include: Airfare. The program officially begins when students arrive in Brussels. 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: Written Communications in Business (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Second Writing
ENGL 365: Studies in Literary Genres, Types and Movements: The Graphic Novel (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
UNIV 370-184: Study Abroad - Netherlands/France 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$4,475.00$4,475.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $6,733.00$10,481.00
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 December 17, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on December 17, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: December 06, 2017

Interest Meetings:
09/26/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Memorial 122
09/27/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Memorial 125
10/11/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Memorial 125
10/12/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Memorial 126
10/24/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Memorial 122
10/25/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Memorial 125
11/08/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Memorial 125
11/09/2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Memorial 123
11/16/2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Memorial 113

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