Summer Study Abroad in Perugia, Italy

  • Special Scholarships for the Umbra InstituteExplore Italy and delve into Italian language and culture at the Umbra Institute.

  • Choose from two program options - General Studies or Intensive Italian through Culture.

  • Umbra Institute is located in the beautiful hilltop city of Perugia, offering a uniquely Italian experience.

  • A semester program is also available.


Students can choose from two program options in Perugia:

General Studies Program

This five-week program at the Umbra Institute offers a wide variety of courses – everything from art history and performing arts, to literature and political science. Each course awards three semester hours of credit. You can opt to take one or two courses and can expect to earn between 3 and 6 credits. Your studies will really come to life through various field excursions to the main cities and cultural centers in Umbria, Tuscany and the surrounding area. All summer courses are taught in English.

Intensive Italian through Culture in Perugia

For students who wish to concentrate on improving their language proficiency, as well as take courses in Italian culture, the intensive immersion program at the Umbra Institute offers a unique opportunity for students at all proficiency levels.

The program offers students an intensive, full-immersion Italian language and culture experience. In addition to working in the classroom, students will also participate in local tours, dinners and socials, cinema nights and many more cultural activities. Courses are offered at four different levels of Italian, ranging from beginning to advanced. Classes are conducted entirely in Italian and students will have at least 100 contact hours throughout the duration of the program.

CreditsContact a Past Participant

General Studies program: Students may enroll in one course for three credits or two courses for six credits.

Intensive Italian through Culture program: Students will earn 8 semester hours of credit.

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Application Deadline

  • March 31