University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2022: Martinique LLCU

Program Dates January 01, 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.

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 French in Martinique, a French-speaking Caribbean island, which is also a French "département”. Martinique's capital, Fort-de-France, was founded by the French in the 17th century. Nearby is the Université des Antilles, which will host the winter program. Martinique's unique landscape, colonial history, warm people, and lively culture make this island the ideal spot for an overseas adventure.

In addition to the opportunity to do a small internship in a field related to your major or your interest, the winter session group takes a number of day trips to important historic and cultural sites, such as Les Trois Ilets, the former home of Empress Josephine de Beauharnais, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, and to the city of Sainte-Anne, located in the extreme south of the island. In addition, several rather physically demanding excursions are planned so that you may experience Martinique's exceptional natural beauty. The group typically climbs the famous volcano Mt. Pelé, hikes through a tropical forest, and the Savannahs at the southern tip of the island. Other, less strenuous outdoor activities are planned as well.

Students will reside in double or triple rooms in a local hotel.

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

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Martinique nor airport transfers in the U.S. This program officially begins when students arrive in Martinique. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimated 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. All students enroll in LLCU 207 and one French language course depending on their level.
FREN 107-070: French III: Intermediate (4 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Foreign Language
FREN 206-070: Culture Through Conversation (3 credits)
FREN 306: Practical Oral/Written Expression (3 credits)
LLCU 207-070: French Caribbean Past and Present (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
  • Multicultural
UNIV 370-129: Study Abroad - Martinique 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$3,850.00$3,850.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$6,315.00$10,414.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$950.00$950.00

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:
Flora Poindexter
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Jastak-Burgess, Room 323

Submit Program Application by 5pm on September 26, 2021
Recommendation also due by 5pm on September 26, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 29, 2021

Interest Meetings:
04/22/2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM,
04/28/2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM,
05/03/2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM,

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