University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2022: Italy FINC/ENGL

Program Dates January 03, 2022 - February 01, 2022 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled.

Program Overview Thursday, Sept 9th, Interviews. Purnell 322. 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Please sign up for an informal interview at the following link:

FINC-ENGL Italy program for Winter 2022 is actively accepting applications as we anticipate that all will be well and safe for the Winter 2022 study abroad programs. Once you have applied, the professors will send you program details and contact you to interview via phone or Zoom.

If you do not have a current passport, you should be aware that COVID-19 has delayed passport processing times significantly. The U.S. State Department has announced that it now takes an average of 18 weeks (4.5 months) to process a passport.

Given the circumstances, if you want to study abroad in 2022, you need to apply for or renew your passport NOW - even if you’re not 100% sure about your study abroad plans yet. We recommend expediting both the processing time and the shipping time for your passport.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by CGPS).

With this program, you will have the opportunity to study International Finance and Business Travel Writing and enjoy an authentic Italian experience in Paderno del Grappa, located in Italy’s Veneto region. Paderno, a quaint village at the foot of the Italian Alps, is approximately one hour northwest of Venice on the Venetian Plain.

The program's courses are FINC 392, Seminar in International Finance and ENGL 301, Advanced Composition, which satisfies the University's second writing requirement for those who have earned at least 60 credits. FINC 392 will focus on international financial issues; ENGL 301, on topics relating to travel, culture, and business. Both courses will include a combination of lectures, oral and written assignments, and group work in traditional classroom settings as well as integrating structured company and cultural visits/tours. All classes and guided tours are in English, and the office staff speaks fluent English. There may be a “Survival Italian” session offered to enhance students' Italian experience with locals.

The program will be based at an Italian boarding school that also houses an American study abroad program and International MBA program. This location enables you to experience living in a small Italian community while providing access to the region's unique business and cultural experiences. The Veneto is home to many small and intermediate sized companies and several multi-national corporations specializing in design, manufacturing, engineering, and agriculture. In addition, you will enjoy majestic scenery, regional Italian food, culture, magnificent art, and treasured historical artifacts. The campus has full service facilities with multi-media classrooms, cafeteria, residence halls, study areas, and modern athletic facilities including an indoor swimming pool.

If you’re interested in these Finance and English courses and a chance to experience the incredible culture of Italy (ranked by UNESCO for art and culture), this winter session is not to be missed. It will open the door to a broader, brighter, and more interesting world than you could have ever imagined. We look forward to you joining us!

The Program Fee includes housing, academic and cultural excursions, guest speakers, several business visits and international medical insurance. Students will be housed in a campus dormitory in single or double rooms. Meals in campus cafeterias are included.

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 Venice. 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: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware 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. 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 301-070: Advanced Writing: Business and Travel (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: College of Engineering Breadth Requirement; A & S Writing Requirement
FINC 392-071: Seminar on International Financial Management (3 credits)
UNIV 370-059: Study Abroad - Italy FINC/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$2,435.00$6,534.00
Estimated Program Fee$4,980.00$4,980.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$7,445.00$11,544.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,400.00$1,400.00

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:
Charlene Bunnell
Faculty Director
203 Memorial Hall
Timothy Detwiler
Faculty Director
321 Purnell Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on September 20, 2021
Recommendation also due by 5pm on September 20, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 29, 2021

Interest Meetings:
03/31/2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Zoom Link:
04/22/2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Zoom Link:
05/19/2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Zoom Link:
09/08/2021, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, 238 Purnell Hall
09/14/2021, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, 228 Purnell Hall

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