University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Summer 2023: Belgium/France ENGL

Program Dates June 05, 2023 - July 07, 2023
This program is closed.

Program Overview Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 8-11 weeks (2-3 months) to process a passport.

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 and tuition.

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.

We've heard the term global business often enough, and know how important cross-cultural communication is. Find out what that means when many different countries try to operate as asingle unit. Examine Written Communications in Business in Belgium, a country with three
official languages. Its capital, Brussels, is the unofficial capital of the European Union, and the home of the European Parliament and the European Commission. Meet representatives from various nations, as well as American expatriates working in multinational companies. For Studies in Genre – the Graphic Novel, follow the historical trail of WWII with a visit to Ardennes and Bastogne – the site of the Battle of the Bulge – and to the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy, France. Learn about popular culture through reading the graphic novels of a region that has a long tradition in the genre. France, Belgium, and Holland have theme parks, museums, and city tours devoted to the graphic novel. Visit the Comic Strip Museum in Brussels, spend a day at Asterix Park outside Paris, and view the Bayeux Tapestry in Bayeux, France. Learn about the people who examine the serious and the comic in life through this non-traditional, seemingly
playful literary genre. Visit historical sites such as Waterloo in Belgium, Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Versailles in France. You will become part of cosmopolitan cities which are great to walk around in, discover their little enclaves, and try
their various foods – including, yes, Belgium waffles and French Crepes.

Lodging in Brussels will be in shared aparthotels with full cooking facilities for all meals, and in hotels elsewhere.

The Program Fee includes all housing, excursions, and program-related transportation within Europe, and international medical insurance. More than half the meals will be included: lunches and dinners for 15 days, 5 extra dinners (one for each city visited). Students will be responsible for approximately 10 dinners and 15 lunches, but will have the opportunity to buy their own groceries for meals in rather than paying restaurant prices.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare or ground transportation to meet the group in Europe.

The program officially begins when students arrive in Brussels.
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.

Download a detailed program flyer below!

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.
ENGL 312-070: Written Communications in Business (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: COE Breadth Requirement
ENGL 365-070: Studies in Literary Genres, Types and Movements: The Graphic Novel (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
UNIV 370-071: Study Abroad - Belgium/France 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$2,507.00$6,728.00
Final Program Fee$5,000.00$5,000.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$45.00$45.00
Total to be charged to UD account $7,552.00$11,773.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,400.00$1,400.00

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 February 20, 2023
Recommendation also due by 5pm on February 20, 2023
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: March 02, 2023

Interest Meetings:
01/09/2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM,
01/10/2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM,
01/11/2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM,
01/18/2023, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,
01/19/2023, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,
01/25/2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Zoom Link:
01/26/2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Zoom Link:
02/01/2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Zoom Link:
02/07/2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 318 Alison Hall
02/09/2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 318 Alison Hall
02/10/2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM,
02/14/2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM,
02/15/2023, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM,

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