Center for Global Programs & Services

COVID-19 Updates

FAQs for International Students & Scholars
Immigration, travel, employment & more

FAQs for Study Abroad Students
Travel, programs, health & more

UD Updates 
Impact on the University community and academics

The Center for Global Programs and Services (CGPS) brings together key enterprises to support the University's global initiative and campus internationalization efforts. As founders of the nation's first study abroad program, we inspire and facilitate the pursuit of global understanding by developing inclusive programs of study, opportunities for experiential learning and strategic partnerships. We welcome students and scholars from around the globe and foster their success through advising and cross-cultural engagement. Building upon Delaware’s history as a leader in international education, CGPS is proud to continue our legacy of innovation in the 21st century and beyond.

Lead photos taken by: Jenna Tomovich, Winter 2019 in Chile; Kalina Ye, Winter 2017 in New Zealand; and Jenna Lee, Winter 2018 in Argentina.

International Student Experience Survey

CGPS is committed to supporting the experience and success of international students at UD. We want to hear from you!

All international students on an F or J visa are invited to share your feedback about what is working well, what can be improved upon, and what is important to you.

To help us understand your experience on campus and in the local community,

Please complete the international student experience survey


CGPS is pleased to announce
the 8th annual
International Student Essay Contest

This contest gives international students an opportunity to tell their stories and share their experiences and perspectives with the larger University community.

Everyone has a story. Tell us yours for a chance to win $500!


Learn About the Many Study Abroad Opportunities on the Horizon

UD World Scholars

A 4 Year Global Experience

Through active engagement and reflection, both on-campus and abroad, World Scholars
acquire the skills and competencies needed for success in an increasingly interconnected world. Learn more.

coffee hour on the Trabant patio

International Coffee Hour

Join us this Friday in Trabant with fellow students, scholars, families and friends from around the world.

As always, everyone is invited to kick off their weekends every Friday at 4 p.m. with free coffee (or tea), connection, and conversation.

ACE Internationalization Lab

UD's Strategic Global Education Initiative

As the University of Delaware approaches the 100th anniversary of its pioneering study abroad program, the institution is renewing its commitment to international education and research starting with the undertaking of an intensive process to evaluate, shape and expand its internationalization strategy to all parts of the world. 


Contact Us

CGPS is here for you! Contact us with questions or to schedule an appointment with an advisor .

Our office is open

Monday - Friday  |  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Elliott Hall lobby is closed during the lunch hour from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

For Emergencies During Non-Business Hours

For international students and scholars: if you have an emergency when CGPS is closed, please call public safety at (302) 831-2222.
If your question does not require immediate attention, please e-mail


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