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Honors Program

Endicott students who are participating in the Endicott Scholars program are eligible to earn academic credit while abroad. Endicott students can select from the following programs, as each offer courses within an Honors Program setting.

The American College of Greece

The American College of Greece (ACG) International Honors Program offers motivated and academically-committed honors students educational enrichment through interdisciplinary learning experiences and opportunities for independent scholarship. It seeks to develop students’ intellectual and civic leadership skills through dynamic teaching and student involvement that extend beyond the classroom. Students in the Endicott Scholars Program with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible to participate in honors coursework while studying abroad at ACG.
The International Honors Program offers:
  • Challenging and innovative General Education courses taught through the use of the most current pedagogical tools
  • Faculty-student research opportunities through the Honors Thesis
  • Exposure to international perspectives
  • Co-curricular activities that cultivate creativity and civic engagement, such as sustainability workshops, lecture series, film series, etc.
  • Participation in a tightly-knit community of high-achieving students
  • Special cultural and academic enrichment events that promote leadership potential
  • Increased career and/or graduate opportunities 
The ACG International Honors Program seeks to produce well-educated, articulate citizens who exemplify the highest standards of academic, professional, and personal achievement. It offers an enriched curriculum that integrates knowledge, sharpens academic skills and encourages active involvement in the learning process. You may click here for additional information on honors courses available at ACG.

The Umbra Institute

The Umbra Institute is a direct partner of Endicott College and an approved destination for Honors College students. The Institute’s Scholars Program offers students the chance to maximize their study abroad experience by engaging in an individualized research project under the mentorship of an Umbra Institute professor and utilizing the unique resources of Perugia and the surrounding region. Features of the Scholars Program include enriching coursework and field experiences, enhanced cultural immersion, and collaboration with other highly motivated students.

Endicott Honors College students can choose one of four curricular paths:
  • Individualized Research
  • Food & Sustainability Studies
  • Multicultural Psychology
  • Intensive Italian 
Students will complete coursework in one of these areas and complete both an Advanced Research Project (4 credits) and a Research Writing & Methodology Workshop (2 credits). Students wishing to participate in the Umbra Scholars Program must at least have a 3.5 GPA or a GPA of at least 3.0 plus a letter of recommendation and approval of the Program Coordinator.
For more information, see the Scholars Program page on the Umbra Institute website.