Institute for Global Studies

A photo of a hilltop town in Italy

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 Julia Sassa during the Winter 2019 Siena, Italy Languages, Literatures & Cultures program.

UD Global at Home

We're re-imagining our programs & events to help you keep exploring from the comfort of your home. 

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Coronavirus Update

Institute for Global Studies staff members are currently working remotely, in accordance with the University’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please continue to follow University updates at

We are still here to support your success. You can reach us by phone at (302) 831-2852 or by email at We continue to monitor and respond to messages on a frequent basis. If you wish to speak to a particular staff member, you can find their contact information online

If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact UD Public Safety at 302-831-2222.

It is our privilege to continue to serve members of the University community. We wish you a happy and healthy remainder of your Spring semester.

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Before You Explore

Join us for a series of virtual workshops to prepare for UD Study Abroad. 

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Now a Member of Diversity Abroad

The Institute for Global Studies is a proud member of Diversity Abroad, a global network of individuals from colleges and universities, government agencies, non-profit and for-profit organizations, who are committed to increasing access, diversity and equity in international education and to enhancing the experience of international students.

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