UD Study Abroad

Did you know that you can study in Morocco, China, Dominica, India, Brazil, England, Costa Rica, or in a host of other countries while fulfilling your requirements towards graduation?  With over 70 programs in more than 35 subjects in over 30 countries, the University of Delaware has a program that suits your interests, schedule, and academic needs.  Take a minute to browse our website (www.udel.edu/global/studyabroad ), where you’ll find detailed information about all of our programs, as well as an on-line application.

While browsing, check out some of the winter 2016 programs that are still open and accepting applications from students in all majors:  Costa Rica, Brazil, India, Trinidad, London, Italy, Germany, and many more.   Summer 2016 programs include locations such as Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, and England, and internships in Spain and New Zealand are available as well.  Semester programs in Copenhagen, Rome, Barcelona, Sydney, and Tuscany (Italy), with no language prerequisite, are slated for spring 2016, and a new Prague program with courses in English is open for fall 2016.

For students interested in a full immersion experience, exchange opportunities exist as well.  Be sure to check with your advisor to find out which programs would best meet your curricular needs. Come learn more about each individual program at an interest meeting.  Check our website for a full list of meeting dates, times, and places, with new ones to be added as the fall semester begins: http://international.udel.edu/DB/PUB_InterestMeetings.aspx .

Want to learn more about how to finance study abroad?  Come to a financial aid information session on Thursday, September 10, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in 102 McDowell Hall.

ALL applicants will automatically be considered for both need- and merit-based study abroad scholarships.  No extra application is necessary!

Upcoming program application deadlines are as follows:
Winter Session 2016:      5 p.m. September 10 and 20, 2015 (check website for deadlines)
Spring Semester 2015:   5 p.m. September 20, 2015
Summer Session 2016:   5 p.m. November 20, 2015, and February 20, 2016 (check website for deadlines)
Fall Semester, 2016:        5 p.m. March 10, 2016

**To learn more and meet program faculty directors, come to the Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, September 3, from 2:00 -4:00 in the multi-purpose room of Trabant.**

If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by our office in Elliott Hall (26 East Main Street), drop us an e-mail (studyabroad@udel.edu), or give us a call (302-831-2852).  If you want to meet with a study abroad adviser, come by during advising hours on Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00.

Institute for Global Studies
Elliott Hall
26 East Main St.
832-2852
www.udel.edu/global/studyabroad
studyabroad@udel.edu

University of Delaware Collegiate FFA

What is Collegiate FFA?
The University of Delaware Collegiate FFA Chapter is a leadership organization designed to help students discover their unique talents, their values, and their ambitions in life.  Our goal is to engage UD students in agriculture and in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and experience every exciting and fun opportunity available.

Chapter Meetings
September 3rd
October 1st
November 5th
December 3rd
All meetings take place in 233 Townsend Hall at 6:00pm

Look out for some of these other activities this Fall!

Bowling                                           Cheese Fundraiser
Hayride                                           National FFA Convention
Milburn Orchards                           Citrus Sale
Pumpkin Carving                           Work with local chapters
Tailgating                                       Local volunteering ffa

UD Fall Activities Night

1743 Welcome Days6:30 PM PM to 9:00 PM
Trabant University Center & Perkins Student Center

Learn about over 300 diverse organizations and activities available at the University! Activities Night hosts hundreds of student clubs (RSOs) including those focused on Community Service, Multiculturalism, Performance, Concerts, Outside of the Classroom Learning, Religion, Networking, and, of course, Puppies & Chocolate. Sponsored by the University Student Centers – there are plenty of great RSO leaders to meet.

Voices of Soil Essay Contest

Opportunity for Young Farmers and Ag Students: Enter the Voices of the Soil Essay Contest for $1000 prize

2015 is the International Year of Soils, and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Lexicon of Sustainability are celebrating one of our most important natural resources by hosting a contest for young farmers, agricultural students, or any young person who appreciates the value of healthy soil.

The contest is open to any United States citizen between the age of 18 and 28 who loves soil and is pursuing an education or career in agriculture, environmental science, or other related fields.  We especially encourage submissions from young farmers.   Contestants may submit a two-minute video essay less than 5 minutes in length and/or a written essay between 700 and 1000 words by September 8, 2015.

 Write your essay or make your video by answering one of more of the following questions

  1. Why is soil health important to you and your community?
  2. What is the important relationship between soil carbon sequestration and a healthy climate?
  3. Why is the relationship between soil and water important?

Visit the webpage at Lexicon of Sustainability for complete instructions and to submit your work: http://lexiconofsustainability.com/voices-of-the-soilyoung-farmer-essay-and-video-contest/

We are excited to hear your stories and learn why soil is important to you, no matter what your background is or whether you live on a farm or in the city. Soil provides for us all in many ways.

We will select eight winners by mid-September; winning essays and videos will be publicized by NRDC and Lexicon of Sustainability. We are also inviting a special guest judging panel of leading voices in agriculture, and we will announce our judges at a later date.

We will award a  total of $5000 in prizes as follows:

  • One (1) grand prize winner will receive $1000 for best overall written essay.
  • One (1) grand prize winner will receive $1000 for best overall video essay.
  • $500 will be awarded each for best written and video essays addressing prompt 1.
  • $500 will be awarded each for best written and video essays addressing prompt 2.
  • $500 will be awarded each for best written and video essays addressing prompt 3.