University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2022: India ENGL

Program Dates January 03, 2022 - February 02, 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.

This program's deadline has been changed to 09/26/2021.

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 IGS).

Enter the business and literary world in a country where English is one official language among many, a country that is home to many International corporations’ business processing offices. For this year’s trip, you will briefly experience New Delhi, India’s modern capital, and Old Delhi, the Mughal capital. After that you will travel to the northeastern state of Assam, where the program will be based. Assam is the largest producer of Indian tea, and oil, and is a land rich in biodiversity. It has millennia old silk-weaving villages whose products can be found in the world market today. Assam also has tribes that are still matrilineal, and has a strong culture of veneration of female power. You will be able to relate all this to your course content.
Interact with global companies as well as with small local businesses – and see how communication change with culture. Immerse yourself in service learning at a rural school in Assam. Read a variety of Indian writers and observe firsthand the world depicted in their works. Academic work will include reports and responses based on readings, empirical research, and observations. ·
Trips will include visits to petroleum, silk weaving and tea industries in Assam, to a temple complex to observe the culture of the Mother Goddess, to a wildlife sanctuary, and to the Taj Mahal. · The program stay will be in a guesthouse reserved entirely for its participants. ·

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related excursions and transportation within India, all meals, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from India, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Delhi. 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. All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
ENGL 312-070: Written Communications in Business (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Second Writing
  • Other: College of Engineering Breadth Requirement
ENGL 380-070: Women Writers (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
  • Multicultural
UNIV 370-055: Study Abroad - India ENGL (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning
WOMS 380-070: Women Writers (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
  • Multicultural

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$4,050.00$4,050.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$6,515.00$10,614.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,500.00$1,500.00

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:
Mahasveta Barua
Faculty Director
045 Memorial Hall

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:
03/01/2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,
03/02/2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,
03/23/2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,
03/24/2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,
04/06/2021, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM,
04/07/2021, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM,
04/27/2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,
04/28/2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,
09/08/2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM,
09/08/2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, ISE Lab room 302
09/09/2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,
09/10/2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM,
09/13/2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM,
09/14/2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,
09/16/2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,

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