University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2022: Italy LING/CGSC - micro

Program Dates January 07, 2022 - January 29, 2022 (dates are tentative)
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: 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).

Explore 3 regions in southern Italy:Sorrento/Amalfi, Puglia, and Rome. Lead by expert, professional guides, students will hear the stories of Roman Empire (Coliseum, Forum) the Amalfi coast and in the ancient seaside towns of Puglia standing in the places where those stories unfolded more than a thousand years ago. Learn to cook and collect samples of dialect in all three locations to experience the connections among geography, cuisine, art, history, traditions, and dialects. Please note, consistent with University COVID policy re:travel to Sicily could not be included in this program, as was stated in the original interest meeting presentation.

In LING/CGSC102, "Language, Mind and Society," learn in the classroom, and observe on excursions how linguists and cognitive scientists connect the dots between how you think, the words you use and the communities we build.

Students will be housed in beautiful locations. Breakfast will be served daily. Other meals may be included.

Come to know Italy, past and present, by its distinct regional sights, smells and sounds.

The Program Fee includes housing, some meals, in-country transportation, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to or 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.

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 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course. LING/CGSC102 satisfies a breadth requirement and so welcomes sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students in the arts, foreign languages, education, behavioral as well as physical sciences. Students should be inquisitive about art, history, geography and languages, ready to search for the interconnectedness of the above as expressed uniquely in Rome, the Amalfi and Sicily. Flexibility is a key characteristic of program travelers, e.g. one who embraces an opportunity to seize the moment that may require a change in the itinerary. Background in linguistics is not expected.
CGSC 102: Language, Mind and Society (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
  • Multicultural
ITAL 167-070: Italian for Study Abroad (1 credit)
LING 102: Language, Mind, and Society (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
  • Multicultural
UNIV 370-229: Study Abroad - Italy LING/CGSC (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$2,900.00$2,900.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $4,553.00$7,286.00
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:
Riccarda Saggese
Faculty Director
303 Jastak-Burgess Hall
Nina Straitman
Faculty Director
Linguistics and Cognitive Science
Linguistics and Cognitive Science, 125 East Main Street

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

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:
02/26/2021, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Zoom:
03/09/2021, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM,
03/17/2021, 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Zoom:
03/17/2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM,
04/12/2021, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM,
09/08/2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM,
09/16/2021, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM,

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