University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2022: Siena, Italy LLCU

Program Dates January 05, 2022 - February 01, 2022 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled.

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

Note: Please check program pages regularly or follow @UDGlobal on Instagram or Twitter for updated information on applying for a 22W study abroad program.

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).

Siena, with its medieval character remarkably preserved, blends a rich cultural tradition with the ambiance of modern life. The city’s narrow streets and quaint alleys lead to striking views of history, art and folklore. Siena’s location in central Tuscany is very convenient for excursions to major cities like Florence, Pisa and Rome.
In Rome, the study abroad group spends three nights in a 4-star hotel next to the Piazza Navona – home to three renowned fountains. They also visit the historical landmarks such as the Roman Forum, the Vatican Museum, the enchanting Fontana di Trevi, the Spanish Steps and other important historical sites. From Rome the group reaches Siena by a private bus.
During the four weeks stay in Siena, the group will go to Florence, where a rich collection of Italian art is preserved and San Gimignano, with its medieval towers. They will also visit a ceramic factory, a Senise contrada and participate in a cooking class.
In Siena, students reside in a 4-star hotel. Breakfast is included. Students will be given an allowance for meals during the five-day school week.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related events and excursions, some meals, in-country transportation and international medical insurance.

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 Rome. 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. Please note: This program is designed for elementary- and intermediate-level students of Italian (i.e. those who have not yet reached the 300-level). All students take ITAL 208 and choose one language course depending on their level of Italian.
ITAL 106: Italian II - Elementary/Intermediate (4 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Foreign Language
  • Other: College of Engineering Breadth Requirement
ITAL 107: Italian III - Intermediate (4 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Foreign Language
  • Other: College of Engineering Breadth Requirement
ITAL 206: Culture Through Conversation (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: College of Engineering Breadth Requirement
ITAL 208: Italy: Past and Present (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
UNIV 370-090: Study Abroad - Siena, Italy DLLC (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$3,150.00$3,150.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$5,615.00$9,714.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,000.00$1,000.00

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:
Roberta Morrione
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
115 Jastak-Burgess Hall
Riccarda Saggese
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
30 E. Main St., R303, Jastak-Burgess

Submit Program Application by 5pm on September 20, 2021
Recommendation also due by 5pm on September 20, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 30, 2021

Interest Meetings:
03/01/2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,
03/25/2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,
04/14/2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,
05/03/2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,
09/13/2021, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM, Jastak-Burgess, Room 201, conference room
09/15/2021, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM, Jastak-Burgess Hall room 201
09/16/2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM,
09/17/2021, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM,

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