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 with a semester of your first year.

As a World Scholar, you’ll study abroad for a semester of your first year 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

Interested in World Scholars?


Wondering what majors qualify for World Scholars? Look for majors that have the "World Scholars" button at the bottom of their Major Finder page. 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 a semester abroad and a semester on UD’s main Newark Campus.

During your 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.

On the Newark campus, you will be welcomed with New Student Orientation and our “Spring into Success” weekend program. 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.         

 

 

DE Resident

 

Non-Resident

First Year Program Costs**

Semester Abroad

Semester on Newark Campus

Semester Abroad

Semester on Newark Campus

 

Full Time Tuition (12+ credits)

$6,365

$6,365

$17,080

$17,080

Mandatory Full Time Fees

$0

$960

$0

$960

Room & Board (Standard)

$0

$6,736

$0

$6,736

World Scholar Program Fee

$9,079

$0

$9,079

$0

Semester Total

$15,444

$14,061

$26,159

$24,776

Academic Year Total

$29,505

$50,935

Indirect Costs***

$3,000

$1,400

$3,000

$1,400

Total Cost of Attendance

$33,905

$55,335

 

*Costs are estimated, based on the previous school year. New rates are released every July.
** Individual costs for the Newark campus may vary based on the program of study.  Students enrolled in the Lerner College of Business and Economics, the College of Engineering, and the School of Nursing will be assessed a differential charge, which helps align resources with the cost of instruction in these Colleges. The Newark semester bill also includes a one-time mandatory New Student Orientation (NSO) fee that supports the costs of NSO and the Math Placement Exam (required of all students).
***Indirect costs include books/supplies and personal/miscellaneous expenses. For the semester abroad, we have also included estimates for round-trip air travel to your World Scholar site and international visa fees.

Learn About Financing Your Degree

Yes, your financial aid package applies. Financial aid (federal, state and UD scholarships/grants, along with loans) is split evenly between the fall and spring semesters, including your freshman fall abroad.

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