University of Delaware

Travel with a Service Focus

University of Delaware Programs

Want to travel and participate in service? You can do it.

The Institute for Global Studies (IGS) is an excellent resource for students interested in including a service focus to their travel.  The IGS site is the place to find information on UDaB (alternative break trips) as well as options for academic study abroad programs in the U.S. and abroad. Students on IGS-sponsored service programs are eligible for Study Abroad scholarships and financial aid.

Individual Projects

Not interested in traveling with traditional UD Abroad trips? No problem.

If you would like to receive UD academic credit for service-learning while traveling alone (not as a member of a UD group), the Office of Service Learning offers a 3-credit course (UNIV 362-002 Experiential Learning: Beyond Volunteerism) for students who have arranged a significant volunteer experience during winter session and wish to use this as a basis for earning their DLE requirement. Permission of the instructor is required. To arrange an interview contact Susan Serra, Assistant Director, Office of Service Learning.

The University of Delaware has contracted with International SOS to provide emergency travel assistance and evacuation services to all University students and employees traveling outside the US on University-related business. All students traveling outside the US on University-related business are required to register with the Institute for Global Studies, purchase health insurance, and register with International SOS.