About CGPS

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Contact Us
Elliott Hall, 26 E. Main Street, Newark DE 19716
(302) 831-2115

All CGPS programs and services are operating in an online format and our offices will remain closed until further notice.

Our immigration advisors, program staff and front desk team are available to answer your questions via email or phone, or can schedule an appointment over Zoom Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST. 

Reach our Virtual Reception Desk

(Monday - Friday,  8 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

All CGPS events are all being hosted virtually. You can find a full list of what's happening on the CGPS News & Events webpage

For an emergency during non business hours please call (302) 831-2222.

The University of Delaware's historic Elliott Hall at 26 E. Main Street (currently closed) serves as the home for CGPS. Erected during the American Revolution in 1777, Elliott Hall remains one of Newark's oldest and most iconic buildings. Located right on Main Street and across from the North Green, our location places us at the center of the cultural crossroads of our campus, between Old College, the Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, and the "Little Bob.

Welcome to the World

In February 2021, the University of Delaware’s Institute for Global Studies and Office for International Students & Scholars joined to become the Center for Global Programs & Services (CGPS). Although the name of our organizations may have changed, we remain committed to providing leadership and innovation in support of the University's global initiative and campus internationalization efforts. Our strengths will remain -- expert advising, a student-centered focus and engagement opportunities through such signature programs as International Coffee Hour and the Fulbright Lecture Series.

In-bound & Out-bound Mobility

CGPS continues to serve as a critical resource for UD's international community. In addition to providing information and support for the challenges of living, studying and working in a different culture, staff members work to celebrate the presence of international students and scholars on campus and their important contributions to the University's research and teaching missions. CGPS continues to advise UD’s international students, scholars, dependents and departments on compliance with U.S. immigration laws and regulations. Members of UD’s international community continue to benefit from orientations and other programs conducted by CGPS to assist international visitors with their adjustment to the U.S. culture and academic success at UD.

CGPS will also inspire exploration among all members of the community by continuing to lead the nation’s first study abroad program, the first-of-its-kind UD World Scholars Program and the Delaware Diplomats Scholarship Program. In partnership with campus stakeholders, CGPS staff support student success through pre-departure workshops and advising, global engagement and experiential learning opportunities, including sponsorship of the International House (iHouse) Living Learning Community, and guided acquisition of skills needed for global careers. And CGPS fosters a spirit of international collaboration through management of the University’s global partnerships and agreements process.

Mission

The mission of the Center for Global Programs & Services is to inspire and facilitate the pursuit of global understanding by developing innovative and inclusive programs of study for every member of the UD community and beyond. 

Vision

A leader in innovative global opportunities that inspires cross-cultural understanding and the exchange of knowledge for every member of the UD community and beyond. 

Core Values

Student Centered ● Integrity ● Flexibility ● Open Communication ● Team Work ● Accountability ● Leadership

Historic Beginnings 

The University of Delaware founded the nation’s first study abroad program in 1923, when Professor Raymond Kirkbride proposed a daring new plan to take eight students to France by ship for immersive language study during their Junior year.

 

Our Story

Welcoming the World

The University of Delaware is home to 5,000 international students, scholars and their families. CGPS serves as a critical resource for UD's international community, providing information and support for the challenges of living, studying and working in a different culture, as well as celebrating the presence and important contributions to the University's research and teaching missions.

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Innovative Firsts in International Education

Almost a century after UD's first trip abroad, our leadership in international education continues with 100+ study abroad programs in 40 countries and two first-of-their kind programs:

UD WORLD SCHOLARS PROGRAM

DELAWARE DIPLOMATS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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