University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Summer 2024: Italy NTDT - micro

Program Dates June 04, 2024 - June 22, 2024 (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 24J study abroad program.

Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program for information about COVID-19 related travel requirements and policies for UD study abroad.

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 10-13 weeks (3-4 months) to process a 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.

Experience the Mediterranean diet while participating in cooking classes and experiencing agritourisms and sampling local foods in Tuscany. Tentatively we will explore local markets while experiencing the additional cultures of Rome and Florence. This knowledge will be used to develop an awareness to become a more culturally sensitive professional in the Transcultural Foods and Cuisine class (NTDT475).

Students will reside in shared, dormitory-style rooms at the international residential campuses of the Scuola Internazionale di Alta Formazione (SIAF) in Volterra, and in double or triple hotel rooms in Asciano, Florence and Rome. Students will participate in tours related to the production of regional foods and culinary classes. All breakfasts and a majority of other meals will be provided. The majority of these activities will be shared with the UD Italy BHAN-micro program.

The Program Fee includes housing, all excursions and cultural activities, local transportation, and most meals. Students will be responsible for other meals not included.

The Program Fee does not include airfare, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Italy. Students will receive detailed travel instructions upon acceptance. Students will also be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. See the Cost section below for estimated 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 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
NTDT 475-070: Transcultural Foods and Cuisine (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Multicultural
UNIV 370-075: Study Abroad - Italy NTDT - 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$1,755.00$4,710.00
Final Program Fee$3,400.00$3,400.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $5,185.00$8,140.00
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:
Beth Schwenk
Faculty Director
Behavioral Health and Nutrition
040 Carpenter Sports Building

Submit Program Application by 5pm on February 20, 2024
Recommendation also due by 5pm on February 20, 2024
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: February 29, 2024

Interest Meetings:
10/12/2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 18 Carpenter Sports Building
10/18/2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 18 Carpenter Sports Building
10/25/2023, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Carpenter Sports Building, Room 134

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