for International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides advising and
support services to the more than 3,500 international students, scholars and family
members from over 100 countries who are on campus each year. A critical resource
for UD's international community, OISS provides information and support for the
challenges of living, studying and working in a different culture or country, as well as
celebrating the presence of international students and scholars on campus and their
important contributions to the university's research and teaching missions.
Institute for Global Studies
The Institute for Global Studies (IGS) is the premier center for international education
at the University of Delaware, forging partnerships in academics, research and public
service around the world and educating engaged, global citizens. Its global initiative
focuses on helping students to expand their awareness and knowledge of the economic,
political, cultural and social issues facing the world—and the skills to address them.
This commitment to preparing students to be global citizens embraces diversity in all
of its richness, on campus, across the U.S. and in countries and cultures worldwide.
Center for Global and Area Studies
The Center for Global and Area Studies (CGAS), which is part of UD's College of Arts
and Sciences, brings the six Area Studies programs (African, Asian, European, Islamic,
Jewish, and Latin American and Iberian studies) into a single unit, thus combining the
efforts of more than 100 faculty members, numerous graduate students and some 150
undergraduates majoring or minoring in one of the programs.
Graduate Welcome Center
The Graduate Welcome Center will become the home of UD's Graduate StUDent Connect
Program and Graduate Ambassadors, serving as a central location for
prospective, new and current graduate students and their families to connect to the
University and the surrounding community.
Graduate Student Government
The Graduate Student Government (GSG) provides a forum for graduate student
advocacy at UD, serving as a conduit between the University's graduate student
community, faculty and administration. GSG supports activities facilitating graduate
student professionalism and collegiality, and seeks to participate in the formation and
execution of university policy through representation on university committees. GSG
organizes and supports events such as the Graduate Student Forum, and coordinates
Graduate and Faculty Lounge
The new UD Graduate Student and Faculty Lounge will be located in the lower level
of the historic 44 Kent Way location. The venue will host social and academic events,
and will allow the graduate community to institute campus traditions such as
celebrating academic defenses and exam completion, and building community.