About Us

The Institute for Global Studies was created in 2009 to enhance the international dimensions of teaching, research and outreach at the University of Delaware. The IGS provides leadership and support for programs and experiences that contribute to the education of informed, skilled, open-minded citizens of the world.

Trevor Nelson

Director, Institute for Global Studies

The IGS is a key force in UD's Global Initiativeto foster knowledge and awareness of the economic, environmental, political, cultural and social issues that face the world — and the skills to address them. The IGS develops multidisciplinary academic programs; secures external funding for projects and services that enhance UD's international academic and cultural climate; forges partnerships with academic institutions, governmental and non-governmental agencies, industries and civic groups worldwide; and supports outreach projects that enhance a welcoming campus and provide essential services to UD's international community, enriching the greater community.



The Institute for Global Studies is guided by an Advisory Board with representatives from all seven University of Delaware colleges and reports to the Deputy Provost.

Study Abroad

Photography was the focus of UD instructor Jon Cox's study-abroad program and guided safari in Tanzania in January 2011.

Study Abroad

Adlie penguins are declining in number. UD researchers are following the penguins in the sea and from space to understand where and how they are feeding.

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  • Institute for Global Studies  •  Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive  •   Newark, DE 19716, USA
    Phone: (302) 831-2852  •   Fax: (302) 831-6042  •   © 2018