Meet UD World Scholars

Five UD World Scholars sit in front of the Colosseum during Golden Hour.

Meet UD World Scholars

The World Scholars community is 380+ strong and growing, with students representing our colleges and 100+ academic disciplines.

Meet some UD World Scholars below and join us for a Live Instagram Q&A with program staff, current Scholars and alumni on Saturday, April 18 from 12 to 2 p.m. @UDGlobal

Vincent Curatolo smiles as he holds two bean bags for a game of cornhole

Vincent Curatolo

Class of 2019

 

Major:

International Business Studies

Career:

Project Management for Bank of Tokyo 

Study Abroad Destinations:

Italy, Czech Republic

"On campus, I joined globally-focused organizations, enhanced my language skills, pursued international internships and met people from around the world. These experiences were not only fun, but led to me landing a job at the Bank of Tokyo."

Megan Pacitti smiles for a photo

Megan Pacitti

Class of 2019

 

Majors:

Linguistics and Spanish Studies

Career:

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (Brazil)

Study Abroad Destinations:

Italy, Spain

"As a World Scholar, I learned about Fulbright as soon as I arrived to campus and immediately knew I wanted to apply. I’ve taken courses in three languages and have been exposed to many teaching styles around the world."

Aubrey Inkster stands in Moroccan sand dunes

Aubrey Inkster

Class of 2019 

 

Majors:

Plant and Soil Science and Anthropology

Career:

NSF research in Urban Ecology

Study Abroad Destinations:

Italy, Argentina, Panama, Morocco

“Since our first semester in Rome, we’ve all grown in our own ways. While we don’t see each other as often, we're still close. It’s nice having that niche you belong to, and even within that there is a spectrum of people. It’s beautiful seeing how everyone fits."

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Caitlin Rulli

Class of 2020

 

Majors:

Honors Nutrition and Dietetics

Study Abroad Destinations:

Spain, Italy

"Over the years, I have learned how to challenge myself, how to get out of my comfort zone and how to take advantage of every opportunity - not to mention the amazing places I’ve traveled to and people I’ve met."

 

Matthew Anderson and a friend give a peace sign in China

Matthew Anderson

Class of 2020

 

Majors:

Honors Three Languages, English

Study Abroad Destinations:

Spain, China

"The program has allowed me to immerse myself in different languages and cultures, make local connections, and understand 'foreign' places on their own terms, as a part of today's world where interconnectivity does not always mean a global sense of community."

Leah Manfra smiles while having a conversation during International Coffee Hour

Leah Manfra

Class of 2020

 

Major:

Communication

Study Abroad Destinations:

Italy, China

"Living in iHouse my sophomore year was a fantastic experience because I was able to learn about Chinese culture from the international students who lived on my floor. This was a perfect segway to my study abroad in China."

 

Ryan Doyle smiles for a photo.

Ryan Doyle

Class of 2021

 

Major:

Honors Music

Study Abroad Destinations:

Bulgaria, France, Spain

"As a Latin American student looking to explore my family’s heritage, this program has been invaluable. As a young American hoping to have an international career, the opportunity to live abroad and interact with other cultures is even more important."

Karelin Torres poses for a photo in front of the buildings of buildings of Caminito in La Boca

Karelin Torres

Class of 2021

 

Majors:

Anthropology & Spanish Studies

Study Abroad Destinations:

Argentina, Spain

"The World Scholars Program has allowed me to experience adventures and cultures that I might not have been able to otherwise, and has allowed me to realize what I really want to do with my life-- volunteering."

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Grant Mobley

Class of 2021

 

Major:

Economics

Study Abroad Destination: 

Spain

"Through my semesters abroad and programming on UD's campus, I have gained the ability to adapt to any situation and thrive in new environments. I have also gained my closest friends and a family that will support me anywhere I go."

A photo of Samaij Sanders in Greece

Samaij Sanders

Class of 2023

 

Major:

Meteorology & Climatology

Study Abroad Destination:

Greece

"I thought I knew myself, but being immersed in the World Scholars program allowed me to discover additional characteristics that I didn't know I had, such as adaptability within dynamic environments and an ability to lead in these settings."

Luke Mulcahy poses for a photo with a sign that says "My Study Abroad Experience was Extraordinary."

Shawn Temple

Class of 2022

 

Major:

Energy & Environmental Policy 

Study Abroad Destination:

New Zealand

"Being a member of the World Scholars community has greatly impacted my college experience in all the best ways. It has given me a strong sense of community and allowed me to form relationships with other Scholars and International Students."

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Morgan Kline-Hill

Class of 2022

 

Major:

Elementary Teacher Education

Study Abroad Destination:

Italy

"I think what makes Worlds Scholars so special to me is that the program allowed me to be independent and navigate an entirely new atmosphere, but with a huge group of amazing people who are supporting you, abroad and here at home." 

New Journeys for First World Scholars

Thirty students turned the tassel on their graduation caps on June 1 and became the first graduates of the University of Delaware World Scholars Program, a distinctive four-year global experience.  

The Class of 2019 earned degrees in 23 majors, pursued more than 20 minors and studied on 6 continents. Equally important, the students left the University with a new understanding of the world — and themselves.

 

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