Become a World Scholar

Welcome to the World Stage

Launched in fall 2015, the University of Delaware World Scholars Program is an innovative program for selected, high-achieving undergraduate students wishing to become educated as global citizens. Supplementing students' undergraduate degree program of choice, the program provides learning environments and opportunities that foster cross-cultural understanding, an appreciation for global community, and richer understanding of foreign affairs issues.

UD World Scholars spend their four years of scholarship immersed in global experiences, including multiple study abroad programs, language study, specialized coursework, living-learning environments, internship or research, and interactions with key individuals on the global stage.

World Scholars enjoy engagement with visiting foreign dignitaries and diplomats, and earn a spot in UD's global community of international students and scholars. Scholars receive guidance and mentorship in pursuing opportunities with the world-renowned U.S. Fulbright Commission, Peace Corps, and multinational corporations, as well as international scholarships for post-graduate study or exploration.

Over the course of the next five years, UD's World Scholars Program will expand to include institutions in five other countries, chosen for their relationship with UD and their American structure.

Criteria for Admission

 

The World Scholars Program is by invitation only. Students admitted to the University in select majors and with strong academic profiles receive an invitation to apply for one of 100 spots in the program.

Due to course requirements and sequencing, only certain disciplines are eligible for admission to the World Scholars Program.

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FOUR-YEAR EXPERIENCE

As a UD World Scholar, you will begin your college career abroad in a major European city. You may choose to study in Rome, Italy at John Cabot University, or Madrid, Spain at Saint Louis University. Both UD World Scholar sites have been selected for their academic rigor and coursework taught in English, American style amenities, residential living opportunities, and the quality of advising and support services that will ensure a successful start to your college career.

SOPHOMORE YEAR

In your sophomore year, you will reside alongside international students in a living and learning community focused on intercultural understanding and building global competencies. Faculty, fellows, upper-class mentors, and career counselors will provide programs and resources focused on careers in foreign service, the Peace Corps, diplomacy, international business, and more.

JUNIOR YEAR

In the spring semester of junior year, Scholars study abroad for a second time. This experience may consist of academic courses, an internship, service learning, research project, or combination of these.

SENIOR YEAR

Scholars will co-enroll in a senior capstone course focusing on some of the most challenging global issues of our time. Students may opt to complete a thesis and present it at a UD World Scholars Symposium in the spring.

Members of the UD Fulbright Society and the Institute for Global Studies will mentor Scholars in submitting an application to the U.S. Fulbright Student Program for post-graduate research, study, or teaching abroad.

Why choose Delaware for your global education?

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The University of Delaware is a pioneer in providing global opportunities for students—it was the first university in America to launch a Study Abroad program, in 1923, and continues to be a leader in educating informed, skilled, open-minded citizens of the world. One-third of our undergraduates study abroad in more than 70 programs on six continents. UD students hail from all 50 states and 100+ foreign countries. And we offer 12 foreign languages and 150+ majors and minors, including the recently launched Global Studies Minor.

UD is one of only five U.S. universities and colleges to receive NAFSA's 2015 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. These prestigious awards recognize outstanding and innovative achievements in campus internationalization.

Located at the center of the East Coast, UD is well positioned to offer a global perspective. Among our community of leaders and alumni are 150+ Fulbright Scholars, peace corps volunteers, ministers of foreign governments, international entrepreneurs, and U.S. Vice President and former chair of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Joseph Biden.

Admitted World Scholars Checklist

Rome

 

World Scholars – Rome

Enrollment Checklist

 

By May 15            

Complete the Study Abroad Application for 2016 Fall World Scholars – Rome, Italy. (link live 4/15)

 

Submit ORIGINAL documents to UD for your student visa application. (See Visa Checklist for details.) The University of Delaware will batch all students’ documents and submit them to the Consulate.  UD will distribute the student visas and passports to World Scholars at New Student Orientation on June 20.

 

Make flight arrangements via Student Universe or directly with the airline.  UD recommends purchasing trip insurance along with your tickets. Students wishing to fly with a representative from the University of Delaware must book the following flights:

8/22/2016, American Airlines #718, departs PHL 6:35 p.m. & arrives Rome 8/23. 9:15 a.m.

12/10/2016, American Airline #719, departs Rome 11:35 a.m. & arrives PHL 3:45 p.m.

 

By June 1

Apply for Housing at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy

A few notes about the form:

Under “Applying as,” select “Study Abroad Student”

As “Home University,” select “University of Delaware - World Scholars Program - Housing Deposit Waived - School pays for housing”

For “Housing Option,” select Gianicolo Basic Option. (You will automatically be assigned to this residence hall.  You must select a 2nd and 3rd choice for the form but you will not be assigned an alternate housing option.)

Under “Payments & Deadlines,” do NOT check “I am expecting financial aid…”

Under “Payments & Deadlines,” DO Check “I understand that the full housing payment is due”

 

May 2 - Register for Summer NSO on June 20. Registration link will be available on your student portal: www.udel.edu/mybluehenhome. Be sure to register no later than June 13.

 

May 3 - Complete the Math Placement Programthis needs to be completed prior to attending New Student Orientation on June 20.

 

May 20-June 1 - Review Available Courses (link live 4/15)

 

June 1-15  -  Meet virtually with your academic advisor to select fall courses

 

By June 15 - Register with HTH Insurance. IGS will enroll you in the HTH Health Insurance Plan that is included with your program fee (details here). After enrollment, HTH will send you an automated email. Follow the steps in the email to log on to the HTH website and register.

 

June 20 - Attend World Scholars New Student Orientation in Newark, Delaware. Students unable to attend NSO on June 20 must email Amy Greenwald Foley to schedule an individual meeting.

 

By July 10 - Complete and submit  via “My Checklist” within your Study Abroad portal:

· TRAVEL ITINERARY FORM Submit your flight itinerary to IGS.

· UPDATE PASSPORT INFO / EMERGENCY CONTACT / ADDRESSES – Confirm that all info is correct.

· ORIENTATION QUIZ AND PRE-ASSESSMENT – Read and complete.  It will take about 30 min.

 

By August 1 - Pay your UD Bill

 

By August 15 - Prepare for your time abroad by:

· Downloading a copy of the INTERNATIONAL SOS CARD (link live 4/15)

· Logging into the UD portal on the SOS website to sign up for in-country alerts and safety information. 

· Reading the Center for Disease Control and Department of State information regarding the regions and countries that you'll visit

 

August 22 - Depart for Rome

 

December 10 - Return to the U.S.

 

 

World Scholars – Rome

Visa Checklist

 

Students must submit the following documents to the University of Delaware by May 15, 2016. 

Mail all documents to: World Scholars Program, 44 Kent Way, Newark, DE 19716.  Students whose documents are not received by UD by May 20 will be responsible for applying for a student visa on their own. The University of Delaware cannot guarantee that students who submit applications on their own will have student visas in advance of their travel dates this fall. Scholars who do not have student visas by August 22 will not be permitted to travel to Italy with the University of Delaware.

 

Documents Needed:

1.     Original, valid passport

2.     Completed National Visa Application from the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia

3.     1 standard photograph, passport format, recent, front view, attached to the upper left-hand corner of the application, with either one staple (not directly on face image) or simple adhesive

4.     1 copy of driver’s license and student ID – photocopy on just one sheet only (not separate pages)

5.     Original letter of current enrollment student in good standing in USA (UD will provide).

6.     2 originals of the letter of acceptance in ITALIAN LANGUAGE (JCU will provide to UD). One original will be returned to the student with the Consular Stamp.

7.     Confirmed Flight Itinerary/Transportation into Italy. Note: Exact border of entry must be indicated (page 2 of application). Students may arrive earlier and leave later than the exact program dates, but not to exceed 90 days for tourism in a six month period. It is helpful to highlight (directly on the itinerary), the passenger name, travel date and travel route.

8.     Students under the age of 18 at time of application (May 15, 2016) must also submit the following:

a.     A completed, signed, and notarized  “Consent to Travel for Minors” Form. The form must be signed by both biological parents of the student.

b.     An original birth certificate + copy in English, or only a notarized copy. (If the certificate is not in English, the student must provide English translation certified by the Consulate of the issuing country.)

c.     A notarized letter of responsibility from the Italian University (JCU will provide to UD)

d.     A photo of parents’ IDs (driver’s licenses are ok). In the event that the mother’s last name differs from what appears on the applicant’s birth certificate, please provide a copy of the parents’ marriage certificate.

 

Students should prepare at least one duplicate copy of the complete application package submitted for their own file and record to keep at home.

 

More information is available at www.consfiladelfia.esteri.it

 

 

Madrid

World Scholars – Madrid

Enrollment Checklist

 

 

By May 15            

Complete the Study Abroad Application for 2016 Fall World Scholars – Madrid, Spain. (link live 4/15). In order to log in, you will need your UDID and PIN.

 

Submit ORIGINAL documents to UD for your student visa application. (See Visa Checklist for details.) The University of Delaware will batch all students’ documents and submit them to the Consulate.  UD will distribute the student visas and passports to World Scholars at New Student Orientation on June 20.

 

Make flight arrangements via Student Universe or directly with the airline.  UD recommends purchasing trip insurance along with your tickets. Students wishing to fly with a representative from the University of Delaware must book the following flights:

· 8/26/2016, American Airlines #740, departs PHL 6:45 p.m. & arrives MAD 8/27. 8:20 a.m.

· 12/22/2016, American Airlines #741, departs MAD 1:05 p.m. & arrives PHL 3:55 p.m.

 

May 2 - Register for Summer NSO on June 20. Registration link will be available on your student portal: www.udel.edu/mybluehenhome. Be sure to register no later than June 13.

 

May 3 - Complete the Math Placement Programthis needs to be completed prior to attending New Student Orientation on June 20.

 

May 20-June 1 - Review Available Courses (link live 4/15)

 

June 1-15 -  Meet virtually with your academic advisor to select fall courses

 

By June 15 - Register with HTH Insurance. IGS will enroll you in the HTH Health Insurance Plan that is included with your program fee (details here). After enrollment, HTH will send you an automated email. Follow the steps in the email to log on to the HTH website and register.

 

June 20 - Attend World Scholars New Student Orientation in Newark, Delaware. Students unable to attend NSO on June 20 must email Amy Greenwald Foley to schedule an individual meeting.

 

By July 10 - Complete and submit  via “My Checklist” within your Study Abroad portal:

· TRAVEL ITINERARY FORM Submit your flight itinerary to IGS.

· UPDATE PASSPORT INFO / EMERGENCY CONTACT / ADDRESSES – Confirm that all info is correct.

· ORIENTATION QUIZ AND PRE-ASSESSMENT – Read and complete.  It will take about 30 min.

 

By August 1 - Pay your UD Bill

 

By August 15 - Prepare for your time abroad by:

· Downloading a copy of the INTERNATIONAL SOS CARD (link live 4/15)

· Logging into the UD portal on the SOS website to sign up for in-country alerts and safety information. 

· Reading the Center for Disease Control and Department of State information regarding the regions and countries that you'll visit

 

August 26 - Depart for Madrid

December 22 - Return to the U.S.

 

UD World Scholars – Madrid

Visa Checklist

 

Students must submit the following documents to the University of Delaware by May 15, 2016. 

Mail all documents to: World Scholars Program, 44 Kent Way, Newark, DE 19716.  Students whose documents are not received by UD by May 20 will be responsible for applying for a student visa on their own. The University of Delaware cannot guarantee that students who submit applications on their own will have student visas in advance of their travel dates this fall. Scholars who do not have student visas by August 26 will not be permitted to travel to Spain with the University of Delaware.

 

Documents Needed:

1.     Completed Application for Schengen Visa .

2.     Original and photocopy of Passport, valid for a minimum of three months after the expected visa stay and with at least one blank page available.

3.     One passport size photograph in color, 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size, printed on matte or glossy photo quality paper, taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance and in front of a plain white or off-white background.

4.     Non-U.S. citizens must provide an original and photocopy of an Alien residence card (Green Card) or residence visa valid in the U.S. (except B1/B2).

5.     Confirmed reservation of your airline ticket (round-trip). Just a flight reservation is required. It is highly recommended not to confirm the reservation or buy the tickets until you get your visa.

6.     A letter of enrollment from your university. (UD will provide.)

7.     Proof of financial status, i.e. a major credit card along with the latest statement as well as your three last bank statements with the balance information in dollars or euros.

8.     Travel medical insurance document for Spain with a minimum coverage of €30,000 euros (or its equivalent in USD) and "repatriation coverage."  (UD will provide.)

9.     A USPS money order in the amount of $160 to pay the non-refundable fee. Non-U.S. citizens must pay a different fee, found online.

10.  Students under the age of 18 at time of application (May 15, 2016) must also submit a notarized authorization letter to apply for a visa from the parents or custodians is required.

 

 

More information is available at www.exteriores.gob.es/consulados/nuevayork

 

Learn More

 

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Download our World Scholars Program brochure.

Visit the feed on Twitter and Instagram, #UDWorldScholar to read experiences from students who are attending John Cabot University.

Email worldscholars@udel.edu for more information.

 

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