Local Area

The University of Delaware is located in Newark, Delaware. Newark is roughly half-way between New York City and Washington, DC and is also located between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Baltimore, Maryland. Newark is a small city with a population of 31,454 (as of the 2010 census) and an area of 23.1 square kilometers. During the winter, much of the UD population (both students and faculty) leave Newark, making for a quite relaxed and friendly community.

The largest city in the State of Delaware is Wilmington, population 71,525 with an area of 28.1 square kilometers. The State of Delaware has a population of 935,614 and a land area of 5,068 square kilometers. Owing to the State's court system and laws, Wilmington is corporate home to a large number of the country's largest businesses. Although the northern portion of the state, where Newark and Wilmington are located, is mostly urban and suburban, much of the southern two-thirds of the state is rural, and devoted primarily to agriculture. Delaware's agricultural output consists of poultry, nursery stock, soybeans, dairy products and corn. Its industrial outputs include chemical products, processed foods, paper products, rubber and plastic products, scientific instruments, and publishing.

Public Transportation

In order to give all participants the opportunity to explore on their own, the Institute will provide information on purchasing a "Dartcard" which may be used to travel throughout Delaware on DART. DART Bus #33 travels from Newark to Downtown Wilmington via the Christiana Mall.

For more information about other transportation services available to UD guests please refer to the university's transportation page.

This is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by the University of Delaware.

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