University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2022: Malta UAPP - micro GRAD

Program Dates January 05, 2022 - January 22, 2022 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled.

Program Overview 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).

Study public policy, planning and development in the Southern European island nation of Malta, a island nation known for its warm and hospitable Mediterranean climate, unique history at the crossroads of Asia, Europe and Northern Africa. Students will also enjoy the rich culture, scenic coastal and marine environment, modern and ancient architecture side by side.

Based at University of Malta, you’ll interact with the university community, government officials, US interests operating in the country and multilateral representatives of the European Union, the Commonwealth and others as you study contemporary policy issues related to Malta's island character. In addition, you’ll learn about environmental and energy issues, geography and physical planning and economic development through visits to various government offices, natural and historical heritage sites, local business and industry operations. This winter session program typically takes a variety of excursions including the local markets, indigenous villages, cultural shows and marine expeditions.

Students reside in double and single rooms in the university campus dormitories, with breakfast and lunch provided and group dinner excursions to enjoy local cuisine arranged.

Whether you’re interested in the governance dynamics of the smallest member of the European Union, impact of climate change, refugee migration to the island or sightseeing in a place where ancient civilizations of three continents met and still do, the Winter Session in Malta is your chance to experience Mediterranean culture.

A travel scholarship of $2000 will be granted to Biden School graduate students.

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

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Malta. Those accepted to the program will receive detailed information on airfare and how tickets will be purchased.

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 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course. This program targets graduate students in the areas of urban affairs and public policy, energy and environmental policy, geography, political science and international relations. It meets the curricular needs in each of these areas through specific interdisciplinary learning experiences that cover many contemporary global policy issues of today.
ENEP 667: International Public Policy and Administration: Study Abroad (3 credits)
UAPP 667: International Public Policy and Administration: Study Abroad (3 credits)
UNIV 370-231: Study Abroad - Malta UAPP (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$5,700.00$5,700.00
Estimated Program Fee$2,550.00$2,550.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$8,280.00$8,280.00
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:
Kalim Shah
Faculty Director
Urban Affairs and Public Policy
Graham Hall, Room 230C

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:

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