University of Delaware

Institute for Global Studies

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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. 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 summer, much of the UD population (both students and faculty) are absent from Newark making for a quite relaxed and friendly community.

The largest city in the State of Delaware is Wilmington, population 70,851 with an area of 28.1 square kilometers. As a whole, the State has a population of 897,934 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 each participant 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. Participants wishing to visit the Islamic Society of Delaware should get off the bus at Salem Church Road.

While in New York, participants will be provided Metrocards valid for unlimited travel on the New York Subway.

In Washington, participants will be provided unlimited use Metropasses for travel on the Washington Metro

In Boston, participants will be provided with a Charlie Ticket for travel on the Boston T Subway System


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  • Institute for Global Studies  •   Elliott Hall, 26 East Main Street  •   Newark, DE 19716  •   USA
    Phone: ++1 (302) 831-2852  •   Fax: ++1 (302) 831-6042  •   © 2011