Often called ‘the big university town in a small Italian city,’ Perugia is the home of the Umbra Institute, which offers a variety of courses for study abroad students. They are peppered with academic field study to famous Italian cities and sites, community engagement opportunities, internship courses (internship placement areas include the Fair Trade sector, Museums, and Education) and extracurricular activities to take you out of the classroom and into the real Italy. These opportunities range from assisting at a family farm to doll making for UNICEF.
Perugia’s hilltop location serves as the ideal backdrop for your study - Rich in art, architecture, and historical significance, it is internationally recognized as a city of learning.
General Studies: Learn Italian at your level and study the culture while pursuing electives in a variety of disciplines taught in English. You may also choose an internship course in the fair trade sector, museums or education.
Scholars Program: Choose this option as part of your General Studies if you wish to combine high academic standards, extensive study in the subject area, community engagement, additional contact with instructors and the experience of living with Italian or international students. You’ll also conduct research in your area of choice.
Independent Research: If you qualify, you may complete a significant research assignment in a topic of your choice as one component of your study abroad experience.
Local Direct Enroll: If you’d like a fully immersive experience you can study full time at one of our two partner institutions: Università per Stranieri or Università degli Studi di Perugia.