UConn Urban Semester Spring 2018

Looking for a unique Study Away experience? Since 1968, the UConn Urban Semester program has offered a semester-long intensive internship and study away opportunity in the City of Hartford. Three and a half days a week Urban Semester students intern in a Hartford-based non-profit or government organization. The program offers a wide variety of internship opportunities to meet the unique academic and career goals of students from diverse majors. UConn grants 9 semester credit hours for the internship (INTD 3590 or possibly internship credits within the major, e.g., PSYC, HDFS, POLS, HIST, etc.).

In addition to the internship, Urban Semester students are enrolled in two 3 credit hour courses. In INTD 3584 (Seminar on Urban Problems) students study the problems faced by cities and how programs and policies seek to address those problems. INTD 3594/W (Urban Semester Field Work Seminar) allows students to explore organizational functioning and how the larger social order impacts the capacity for individual organizations to solve urban problems. Throughout the semester, students link their internship experiences with social science theories.

Hartford is a small city with big cities issues. Its scale allows students to make a significant difference and as the capital of Connecticut, it provides students direct access to local and state policy advocates and policy makers. To provide a complete urban experience, students live together in downtown Hartford [www.templestreettownhouses.com]. Developed specifically for students engaged in internships in the city, the secure units are close to downtown amenities, state and city government offices, and public transportation. Weekends and evenings, Urban Semester students can take advantage of the many arts and entertainment venues in Hartford, including free admission to the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the oldest public art museum in the US.

Additional information about Urban Semester and applications are available on the UConn Education Abroad website:[http://abroad.uconn.edu/program/urban-semester/] and on the Urban and Community Studies website [http://urban.uconn.edu/urban-semester-program/ ].

We would love to talk with you further about the program.  You can visit the Urban and Community Studies office in Storrs Tuesdays, 2-4pm, Montieth #118  or Hartford, Wednesdays 11am-1pm, HTB #502. Or email us at urbansemester@uconn.edu.

For more information, please contact Urban and Community Studies @ urbansemester@uconn.edu