University of Delaware

Institute for Global Studies

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Delaware Diplomats

Engage with the global community.
Connect with other UD students.
Earn scholarships for study abroad.


The purpose of the Delaware Diplomats is to reward students for engagement with cultural and international groups and events on campus. The Delaware Diplomats are a community of UD undergraduate students interested in international affairs, cultures, art, history and international education. By participating in on-campus events with a global focus students earn scholarship funds for UD study abroad programs.


Why join the Delaware Diplomats?


The University of Delaware values global citizenship, which requires a sustained effort to connect students with the global community, both on and off campus. Delaware Diplomats helps students engage with the world, find their passion and think critically about their role in the global community.

By joining the Delaware Diplomats, students connect with the global community on campus. These connections help develop cross-cultural competency, language skills, readiness for study abroad, insights that are helpful in the global job market, new friendships and awareness of global issues.

Delaware Diplomats earn scholarship money for UD study abroad! Students can earn from $500 to $1,500 (basically the price of a plane ticket!) towards a UD study abroad or UD internship abroad programs.

Want to become a Delaware Diplomat? Apply to join the program from April 15 through September 15. Once accepted you will start earning your scholarship. To apply click here.  

Who should apply? The program is open to all current freshmen, sophomores and juniors. It takes a minimum of one year to earn a scholarship. Funds earned during the 2017-2018 academic year cannot be used until the 2019 winter session.

For additional information on the Delaware Diplomats Program, please view the 2017 Handbook.

Please email us at if you have further questions about the Delaware Diplomats Program.




  • Institute for Global Studies  •  Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive  •   Newark, DE 19716, USA
    Phone: (302) 831-2852  •   Fax: (302) 831-6042  •   © 2016