Explore Perugia ("the big university town in a small Italian city")
This program includes academic field study to famous Italian cities and sites, community engagement opportunities, internship courses, and extracurricular activities to take you out of the classroom and into the real Italy.
The program requires a minimum of one Italian language course based on your proficiency. Choose three to four electives from liberal arts electives taught in English, including food studies, honors independent research and community engagement placements.
- 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.
- 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.
Sample placement areas: the Fair Trade sector, Museums, and Education
Most students will stay in student apartments or flats, which afford a high degree of independence and allow you to experience university life as Italian students would. General Studies students will live with other Umbra students while Direct Enrollment students will be housed with other international or Italian students in either single or double rooms. Home stays are available upon request.