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Nestled in the historic center of Perugia, Italy, the Umbra Institute offers semester, summer, and year-long study abroad programs for American and Italian college students. Since its origin in 1999, the Institute has continued to set itself apart as a provider of distinctive academic programs, allowing students the opportunity to learn both in and beyond the classroom in the vibrant city of Perugia. Continuing its tradition of excellence, the Umbra Institute has developed opportunities for service learning and community engagement, internships and volunteer activities.
Each year, tens of thousands of students from all over the world chart a course for Perugia. Nestled in the rolling green hills of Umbria, the city boasts a rich past and vibrant presentthe ideal context for any study abroad experience. In Perugia, Italian can be heard on every street corner and in every shop, affording language students endless opportunities to practice and perfect their linguistic skills while immersing themselves in authentic Italian culture.
Perugia is a city of both ancient secrets and modern-day delights. As the capital of the Umbria region, its history extends back to Etruscan times. Pieces of antiquity are preserved in abundanceevery day, students walk across cobblestones from Roman roads, pass by resplendent Renaissance artwork, and study under the shadows of towering medieval cathedrals. The historic center is easy to maneuver by foot; a host of restaurants, theatres, cafes, museums, and shops are all within a fifteen-minute walk. Perugias central location also offers easy access to other parts of Italy and beyond. Just hop a train at the station or head to the small regional airport and catch a flight to Rome, Florence, Venice, Sicily, or any other European destinationthe skys the limit.
The Umbra Institute is the only year-round independent American program based in Perugia. As such, we provide a unique educational opportunity for students both in and outside the classroom. Our faculty and staff strive to incorporate a genuine Italian experience into all elements of both the academic curriculum and student life. Whether they choose to pursue a curriculum taught by Umbra faculty or direct enroll at one of the local Italian universities, Umbra students have Italian classmates and engage with the Perugia community on a daily basis. At the Umbra Institute, we set the stage for cultural and linguistic discovery.
Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)
USD3,950 - USD13,975
Tuition, Housing, Airport Transfers in Italy, Resident Director, Orientation, Institute & Universita' Facilities, Cultural Activities, Discount Card, and Official Transcripts for one semester or summer session.
Independently or in Groups
The Umbra Institute is proud to offer the Perugia Sister Cities Scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to further strengthen the close and friendly relations between the Umbra Institute, the City of Perugia and her Sister Cities in the United States by making studying abroad in Perugia more affordable for college and university students who are residents of Grand Rapids, Michigan or Seattle, Washington. For more information, please contact the Umbra Institute via the email address listed above.