Begin with a study abroad adventure...
graduate a World Scholar! 

 

The World Scholars Program makes global study integral to all four years of your college education, beginning the first semester of your first year.

As a World Scholar, you’ll start your college career with study abroad in Greece, Italy, New Zealand or Spain. The early international travel makes the program a valuable alternative to a gap year–you can earn credits while gaining cultural understanding and self-awareness.

 

During your education abroad, you will study at one of our partner institutions, recognized for their academic rigor, small class sizes and a dedication to active learning outside the classroom.

 

World Scholars study abroad a second time–junior year–choosing their destination from among 40 countries.

When scholars are not participating in study overseas, global experiences remain central to their time at UD from freshman through senior year. This includes:  

  • An international living-learning community with peer mentors

  • A globally-focused minor
  • Opportunities to network with global professionals
  • Advising on post-graduate options, like the U.S. Fulbright Program

Learn more about the four-year global experience >

Interested in World Scholars?
 

 

Students in qualifying majors admitted to the class of 2024 will be invited to apply beginning in the late fall of 2019.


For questions, please call 302-831-8123

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University of Delaware: A Pioneer in Global Education

As one of the first colleges in the nation, the University of Delaware was a pioneer in global studies, creating the first U.S. Study Abroad Program in 1923. Today, our spirit of innovation in international education continues. The World Scholars Program is unique in that it combines two semesters of study abroad within a four-year course of study. World Scholars build on UD’s tradition of exploration and develop into global citizens.

Four-Year Experience

In your first year as a University of Delaware World Scholar, you will spend the fall semester abroad and will transition to UD’s main Newark Campus for the spring semester.

During your first semester abroad you will study in either Rome, Madrid, Auckland or Athens, where you will enroll in courses (including Introduction to World Politics) taught in English by an international faculty. You’ll earn credits in courses that meet UD graduation requirements, presenting a valuable alternative to taking a gap year. A University of Delaware representative accompanies Scholars to their destination, returning at semester’s end to bring students home.

While abroad, Scholars reside in campus housing and benefit from advising, support and resources comparable to those offered on UD's campus. World Scholars then head back to the States for their second semester. Once you arrive on the Newark campus, you will be welcomed with New Student Orientation and our “Spring into Success” weekend program. After arriving on campus, Scholars select a globally focused minor, join a student organization and embrace the next chapter of their college career.

 

You will begin your second year as a resident in the International House, our on-campus international living and learning community, where the conversation about intercultural understanding will continue. Institute for Global Studies staff, upper-class mentors and a team of advisors will provide resources and advice to assist you in your growth as a global citizen.

 

As a complement to your global studies, you will again travel abroad during your third year. Your destination will be based on your academic focus and desired location of study and will include an internship, community engagement or research activity. During this year, you will also be counseled on numerous post-graduate options, like the U.S. Fulbright Program.

 

In your final year as a World Scholar, you will enjoy networking opportunities with global professionals and will participate in a spring scholars symposium. Come graduation, you and your classmates will be recognized for your accomplishments as UD World Scholars. From there you will continue on a lifetime of global learning and engagement.

 

Program Costs & Financing

The chart represents estimated costs (based on 2019-2020 school year)** for the first semester (fall) of the student's first year.         

 

 

World Scholars

 

Newark Campus

Semester Costs*

DE Resident      

Non-Resident     

DE Resident      

Non-Resident     

Full Time Tuition (12+ credits)

$6,365

$17,080

$6,365

$17,080

Mandatory Full Time Fees

$0

$0

$775

$775

Room & Board (Standard)

$0

$0

$6,604

$6,604

Program Fee

$9079

$9079

$0

$0

Total Cost of Attendance for Fall***         

$15,012

$25,727

$13,744

$24,459

 

*Tuition charged to World Scholars is the same as that charged to other incoming freshmen at the University of Delaware. Note that your financial aid package also applies. Financial aid (federal, state and UD scholarships/grants, along with loans) is split evenly between the fall and spring semesters. Half of your overall award will go to support your program costs in the fall.
** Costs are estimated, based on 2019-2020 school year. New rates are released every July. The World Scholars program fee is a one-time fee that includes housing, dining, international insurance, select excursions and activities abroad, as well as resources to support your success provided by UD and our partner institutions.
*** Additional costs not outlined above include round-trip air travel to your World Scholar site, international visa fees, textbooks and school supplies, as well as personal expenses.

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