Institute for Global Studies

An underwater scene from the Cayman Islands

The Institute for Global Studies inspires and facilitates the pursuit of global understanding by developing inclusive programs of study, opportunities for experiential learning and strategic partnerships. 


  About Us

Lead photo taken by Colin Benitt on the Winter 2018 Marine Science program in the Cayman Islands.

A photo of Norma Gaines-Hanks with her Winter 2019 Barbados study abroad students.

20 Years of UD Study Abroad

2019 has been a big year for Norma Gaines-Hanks, associate professor in the Department of Human Development & Family Sciences. This 2019 Study Abroad Faculty Director of the Year celebrated 20 years of leading Winter Session programs and will kick off 2020 in South Africa. 

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Study In Spain

Experience Spanish history, culture and cuisine for yourself during a semester of UD Study Abroad

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Making History, Learning Languages

Rebecca King is the first student in UD history to receive both a Boren Award and Critical Language Scholarship. King’s immersive language study in Kyrgyzstan and Russia delivered the ultimate troika — distant travels, unique perspectives and a professional edge.

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UD’s institutional deadline for undergraduate Boren Scholarships and Boren Fellowships for graduate students is Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The application for Summer 2021 Critical Language Scholarships will open in Fall 2020. 

Rebecca King stands in front of a Russian Cathedral

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