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 udel.edu/coronavirus.
We are still here to support your success. Visit our UD Global at Home page and reach us by phone at (302) 831-2852 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
IGS continues to closely monitor the evolution of the novel (new) coronavirus (known as COVID-19). As always, we are following official guidance given by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), University Leadership and the Delaware Division of Public Health, and are communicating regularly with students, faculty, staff and families. Our students’ health and safety are our top priorities.
As of March 13, based upon raised travel advisories from the CDC, UD has canceled its spring study abroad programs in Athens, Australia, Cayman Islands, Copenhagen, Granada, Limerick, Madrid, Rome and its domestic program in Washington, D.C. and advised students to return to their homes immediately. In addition, students have also been advised to return home from their exchange programs in France and Germany.
Due to unprecedented measures to restrict travel and limit the spread of COVID-19, UD has also canceled all summer and fall study abroad programs.
IGS will continue to carefully monitor official sources when making decisions regarding future education abroad programs. IGS is working closely with our campus and international partners to assess the feasibility of UD Study Abroad programs on a case-by-case basis.
If UD decides to cancel a future study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by IGS). Students who have been accepted to upcoming UD study abroad programs should monitor their UD email daily and sign up for emails in the University's travel alert system, Drum Cussac.
All members of the UD community who are currently abroad are encouraged to be particularly vigilant about hygiene when traveling. Due to the nature of this outbreak, precautions are being taken at international airports. Passengers may be screened for elevated temperatures upon arrival at U.S. airports.
IGS is making every effort to transition its campus events and services online. For more information, visit the UD Global at Home page.
For Further Information
For questions about the University response to COVID-19, visit udel.edu/coronavirus for the most current and reliable information.
Members of the University community who have questions relating to current and upcoming study abroad programs are invited to contact IGS at email@example.com or (302) 831-2852.
Prospective students and families who have concerns relating to the World Scholars Program are encouraged to contact Undergraduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that IGS staff members are working remotely but will respond to e-mail and phone messages promptly during regular business hours.
3/12/20 - Cancelation of Spring 2020 German-American Federation Exchange Program
3/12/20 - Cancelation of Spring 2020 Lyon Exchange Program
2/29/20 - Cancelation of Spring 2020 Rome Program