From Delaware to the World

Celebrating 100 years of study abroad

Making the world a little smaller—and a whole lot better

July 7, 1923: The Day UD Changed the World:

On July 7, 1923, eight eager Blue Hens embarked on a year-long adventure to France that would fundamentally change the course of international education and set the global standard for study abroad. As the University of Delaware celebrates the 100-year anniversary of its trailblazing program, read on to learn what it means to be a citizen of the world—the UD way. 

Blue-and-Gold Global Citizenship

Visual communications students Moira Gervay and Jake Cohen were awarded 2023 Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships.

Gilman Scholarship Winners

After receiving this year’s Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, students Moira Gervay and Jake Cohen traveled to London to participate in the 5-week Visual Communications study abroad program.

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From Delaware to the World

2023 marks the 100th anniversary of UD's trailblazing study abroad program, which set the global standard for institutions of higher education.

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Professor Gitu Barua and her students trek the Himalayas and admire the view from above the clouds.
Study abroad in India
This illustration depicts two hands in the shape of a heart, to accompany the "20 reasons to love study abroad" story

20 Reasons Why We Love Study Abroad

The options are endless. Here are some of our favorites. 


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Study travel writing in Italy or France

UD Professor Michael McCamley shares insight and expertise on studying abroad

The wildlife grind

Hardworking UD alumna Lizzy Baxter embodies the essence of a wildlife ecology and conservation professional

Study fusion in France

UD Professor ​Ismat Shah shares insight and expertise on studying abroad

I’d like to teach the world to sing

The UD Chorale performs for audiences around the globe

The diplomatic way to pay for study abroad

UD offers financial opportunities for students to reach their study abroad dreams, via Delaware Diplomats program




Did You Know?

students studying abroad
Students studying abroad



Studying abroad can be a transformational experience, opening a world of possibilities, career pathways and personal growth. To help ensure every Blue Hen is able to participate in at least one study abroad program, please consider making a gift to support this life-changing, cross-cultural learning opportunity. Donations of any size can make a meaningful difference ($100 could buy a suitcase; $150 could cover passport fees; $200 could cover an excursion; $1,000 could buy many meals).  



To learn more or make an even greater impact, contact Ruth Rosenberg at or 302-831-6993.