Welcome Conn College students! In Spring 2014 a group of Conn College students will take advantage of the Umbra Institute’s incredible location in Perugia, Italy to complete courses that count towards their majors, all while studying abroad and living in the real Italy. Two courses will be taught by Conn College professor Alex Hybel: “Challenges to Democracy in Europe’s Mediterranean Region” and “Theories of International Relations.” While the courses will be engaging, students will also have ample time on the weekend to travel elsewhere in Europe. Are you ready to experience Perugia for yourself?
Academics. Conn College students will take either or both of Professor Hybel’s courses, an Italian class, and one or two other electives. All courses other than the language class are in English, so no Italian language proficiency is required. Courses meet twice a week, with no classes on Friday.
Student Life. The Umbra Institute hosts between 100 and 150 American and Italian college students each semester from colleges & 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. There is no meal plan, but apartments are furnished with full kitchens. They also have WiFi access and wireless internet is provided for free at the Umbra Institute and in many locations around Perugia.
Want to know how to apply? The Umbra Institute is an affordable option for Conn College students. To learn more about the fees for studying abroad, fill out this form for more information, with no obligation. It will go directly to Professor Hybel.