ERAU Summer Program in Italy
Study history and politics in Italy — Summer 2017
This coming summer Embry Riddle Aeronautical Professor Dr. Diane L. Maye will teach “War and Peace in Italy.” This course will offer a survey of Italian history from before and during the Roman Empire, to the emergence of Fascism in the 20th century, to the to current Italian political environment. The purpose of this course is to explore the political, social, cultural, and economic changes that have taken place in Italy throughout its history. By the end of the course, students will have acquired a more sophisticated understanding of Italian political issues, an interdisciplinary approach to studying European culture and society, as well as a framework for analyzing important aspects of Italian political and military history. Class is twice a week and includes field trips and group events. The course will be accepted as ERAU credit at any of the ERAU schools. For ERAU Daytona Beach students, the course will fulfill SS 325 International Studies. The five-week Summer Session runs from May 22 to June 25. (Course Description)
A Big University Town in a Small Italian City. ERAU students will take advantage of the Umbra Institute’s beautiful location in historic Perugia, Italy, to complete courses that count towards their majors, all while studying abroad and living in the real Italy. While the courses will be engaging, students will also have ample time on the weekend to travel elsewhere in Europe because no classes are held on Fridays. Thus, students have a three-day weekend. Students can either 1) take just this class, or 2) take another course from the elective courses (all in English) offered at Umbra. See a list of standard summer courses here: (See courses offered for Summer 2016.)
Student Life. Each summer the Umbra Institute hosts between 80 and 100 American and Italian college students from colleges and universities across the U.S. and in Perugia. Housing is provided for all students in shared apartments within a 5-minute walk of the Institute. Apartments are furnished with full kitchens and have WiFi access. (Check out some of the student activities offered at Umbra.)
To learn more about the course, contact Professor Maye by filling out the form below.
“Seeing what you are learning about adds so much to the learning experience. Through my classes and travels I learned so much about Italian history, life, and culture. Even though Perugia is a smaller city, there is always something going on. There are two other universities in the city and students from all over the world to meet and get to know!”
Please feel free to email Ryan to ask about his experience!
“My professor always inspired me to know and learn more. That’s why I came to Umbra to learn about Italy and about the culture here, but also more about America and myself. One regret I hear from every college graduate is that they never took the chance to study abroad. This program is so special and I was very lucky to be a part of something so unique.”
Please feel free to contact Amanda to ask about her experience!