University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2022: France MSEG/PHYS/HIST

Program Dates January 03, 2022 - February 03, 2022
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.

Note: Programs may open for applications before May 8, 2021. Please check program pages regularly or follow @UDGlobal on Instagram or Twitter for updated information on applying for a 22W study abroad program.

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).

Université Aix Marseille will be the host for the Marseille MSEG/PHYS winter 2022 Study Abroad program. With history dating back to 600 BC when the Greeks founded this city, this picturesque Mediterranean city is the second largest in France, after Paris. This study abroad program offers a combination of courses equally available to both engineers and non-engineers. Courses offered include MSEG 201 (Required by several engineering departments), HIST 339 (Satisfies upper-level elective requirement), and PHYS 143 (satisfies group D requirement for several departments). PHYS 143 and HIST 339 have no pre-requisites and can be taken by all non-engineers. The course material is enhanced by several trips to places like ITER Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Paris, etc.

All stays associated with this program, in Marseille and during the excursions, will be in hotels and hostels. All lunches during the school days and several meals during the excursions will be included in the program fee.

The Program Fee includes housing, some meals, academic and cultural excursions, guest speakers, in-country transportation to/from excursion sites and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from France, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in France. 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.
HIST 339-072: Topics in European History (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
MSEG 201-071: Materials Science for Engineers (previously MSEG 302) (3 credits)
PHYS 143-071: Energy Technology and Society (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Math/Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group D
UNIV 370-236: Study Abroad - MSEG/PHYS/HIST (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
Final Program Fee$3,250.00$3,250.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $5,715.00$9,814.00
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:
Ismat Shah
Faculty Director
Materials Science
201 DuPont Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on June 01, 2021
Recommendation also due by 5pm on June 01, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: June 29, 2021

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:
03/15/2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,
03/18/2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,

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