Ever since my week-long mission trip in Montego Bay, Jamaica during my junior year of high school, I have become more eager to travel to countries outside of my home country in order to educate myself on diverse cultures, to step out of my comfort zone and mature as both a student and an individual, and, most importantly, to learn more about my place and purpose in the international community. Given my English Major and my enrollment in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Elementary Education Program, I wanted to gain a new perspective on the importance of education through a different culture by teaching English as a second language to children in other countries. Taking this opportunity during my time at Quinnipiac has allowed me to broaden my horizons as I pursue my dream occupation as an educator. This is the reason why I chose to study abroad Perugia, Italy this Spring Semester at the Umbra Institute.
The Umbra Institute's Academic Certificate of
HONORS WITH HIGH DISTINCTION
Taylor Jean Chelo
The highest of all honors, this recognition is awarded to semester students with a 4.0 GPA, or ranked in the top 3% of their class.
Courses || Umbra Institute
Spring 2016 Semester
CWIT*340: Italian Tales & Stories (3 credits)
CESP*353: Education in Italy: Seminar and Practicum (3 credits)
- Seminar: 1.5 Hours/Week at Umbra Institute
- Practicum: 4 Hours/Week for Field Study in local elementary schools in Perugia, Italy
HSIT*349: History of Italian Food & Culture (3 credits)
ITLN*101: Elementary Italian (4 credits)
QU*301: Rites of Passage (3 credits) --> See QU301 subpage for more details!