University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2022: Italy HIST - micro

Program Dates January 09, 2022 - January 29, 2022 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled.

Program Overview 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).

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.

Study the Renaissance in Italy, where it all began. Follow in the footsteps of Dante, Botticelli, and the Este family, as you learn in and about the beautiful cities of Florence and Ferrara. Visit the world famous Uffizi Gallery, UNESCO world heritage sites, and the magnificent Duomo of Florence as we explore the vibrant and historical world of the Italian Renaissance.

Based in Florence and Ferrara, you’ll immerse yourself in the Renaissance world, a world that envelopes you when you enter these well-preserved cities. You’ll read Dante, Boccaccio, and Machiavelli, then visit the places where they lived and worked. You’ll investigate the scheming power players of the Italian Renaissance, the Sforza, Este, & Borgia families (among others), and explore the spaces that they battled over, both in war and through marriages. Of course, you will have many opportunities to delight in espresso, pizza, and gelato as you delve deeply into the Renaissance. This winter session program typically takes a variety of excursions including trips to Siena, Modena, and Dozza.

Students interested in history, culture, or Italy will find much of interest in this Winter Session in Florence and Ferrara. These beautiful Italian cities are a living laboratory in which we can capture some of what it was like to live, learn, and work during the Italian Renaissance. They are also incredibly accessible, livable, and navigable cities, allowing students to become familiar with Italian culture and lifestyle. In addition, students will have an extraordinary opportunity to visit some of the most remarkable historic and artistic sites in Europe.

The Program Fee includes transfers in Italy, hotel, some meals, academic and cultural excursions, and international medical insurance. Students will reside in hotel rooms (2 students per room). The hotels are well located in regards to transportation and historical sites. Breakfasts will be provided at the hotels and other meals will be provided as indicated on the course schedule (welcome dinner, farewell dinner, lunch during excursions outside of base cities).

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. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.

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 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
HIST 344-070: Renaissance Europe (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
UNIV 370-168: Study Abroad - Italy HIST - micro (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$1,623.00$4,356.00
Estimated Program Fee$3,050.00$3,050.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$4,703.00$7,436.00
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:
Sarah Trembanis
Faculty Director
Terry Campus, Dover

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:
03/02/2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM,
03/31/2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM,
05/04/2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM,

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