University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2022: Netherlands ENGL - micro

Program Dates January 08, 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 Environmental Literature in The Netherlands, a global leader in responding to climate change. Students will enjoy national parklands, on the inland Wadden Sea, and on the barrier islands between the Wadden and North Seas. They will experience the diverse and welcoming culture of the Dutch while considering The Netherlands' response to climate change and sea level rise.

Based in Arnhem, students will interact with national park research scientists, conservation organization leaders, and organic farmers as you study nonfiction texts relating to climate change in the US and The Netherlands. In addition, students will learn about northern Europe's forest and species management at Hogue Veluwe and Veluwezoom National Parks, and coastal and wetland management through visits to UNESCO World Heritage Site Wadden Sea the Zuid-Kennemeland National Park. Possible excursions include a sailing expedition on the Wadden Sea (migratory birds, Humpback and Minke whales, seals, porpoise, and dolphins); a visit to Rotterdam, and a visit to an organic farm through the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms Organization.

Whether you’re interested in environmental issues, literature, or spending time outdoors, the Winter Session in The Netherlands is your chance to experience land- and water-focused conservation efforts in a country almost entirely at or below sea level.

The Program Fee includes transfers in the Netherlands, hotel accommodations in double or triple rooms, daily breakfasts, all excursions, international medical insurance and some additional meals.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from the Netherlands, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Rotterdam. 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: 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. All students must enroll in at least 0 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course. 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.

All students must enroll in at least 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
ENGL 365-070: Studies in Literary Genres, Types and Movements: Environmental Nonfiction (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
  • Second Writing
UNIV 370-232: Study Abroad - Netherlands 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$1,623.00$4,356.00
Final Program Fee$4,100.00$4,100.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $5,753.00$8,486.00
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:
Lisa Dill
Faculty Director

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:
02/24/2021, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM,
03/01/2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM,
03/12/2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM,

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