University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2022: Trieste ARSC/HLTH - micro

Program Dates January 08, 2022 - January 29, 2022 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed.


Note: Hospital/clinical visits planned for this program are dependent on a number of health and safety guidelines and regulations and may be canceled. CGPS and the faculty directors are working closely with program partners to ensure the health, safety and a positive educational experience during clinical site visits.

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).

Join fellow UD students for a unique study abroad experience in Trieste, Italy. This program is coordinated with the organization Atlantis to provide opportunities for students interested in medical school and other health professions to shadow physicians in hospital settings and to learn about the European healthcare system. Students will be assigned medical preceptors and will experience 75 hours of shadowing in a hospital setting. Students who participate in this study abroad experience will gain an international perspective on healthcare, discern whether a health career is right for them, and help fine-tune their career interest.

Outside the hospital, UD students will have the opportunity to experience the Italian culture. Although Italian language skills are not required, students who do speak Italian will improve their language skills. To experience the history and culture of Italy, students will participate in planned excursions.

Study abroad experiences, shadowing physicians, understanding a European healthcare system, and community service help students to distinguish themselves as strong applicants for medical and other health-related professional schools.

The Program Fee includes housing (double hotel rooms or apartment setting), the academic shadowing experience, academic and cultural excursions and international medical insurance. Breakfast, some group dinners, and most in-country transportation are included .

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Italy, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Trieste. 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. 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. Students take one 3-credit course. Students in the Medical Scholars Program will take either ARSC 480 or 482. Students not in the Medical Scholars Program will take HLTH 492.
ARSC 480: Issues in Healthcare for Children and Families (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning
ARSC 482: Issues in Public Healthcare - Economics (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning
HLTH 492-070: International Healthcare Practicum (3 credits)
UNIV 370-238: Study Abroad - ARSC/HLTH - micro (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$5,100.00$5,100.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $6,753.00$9,486.00
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:
Saskia Richter
Faculty Director
Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
210V Health Sciences Complex

Submit Program Application by 5pm on September 30, 2021
Recommendation also due by 5pm on September 30, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: October 02, 2021

Interest Meetings:

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