Celebrate international diversity and Italian language and culture

If you are interested in a program that gives you a thorough immersion into the Italian way of life while studying alongside international students, then Umbra University’s Intensive Italian Semester is perfect for you. It involves a direct enroll with Universita per Stranieri (University for Foreigners).

The Università per Stranieri is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of Italian language instruction in Italy. To be accepted into the Direct Enrollment Program, you should exhibit exceptional maturity, responsibility, openness, and a fervent interest in a challenging academic environment.

  • You will study Italian exclusively or enroll in courses covering various topics in Italian language, literature, art, history, and culture at the advanced levels. A placement exam during orientation will determine the sequence of courses you will take.

  • The program includes about 27 hours a week at the university coupled with weekly recitation classes with Umbra instructors - to guide, assist, and assess you through your learning experience. They set weekly assignments and assess students’ final grades in the program.

  • The same Umbra services (orientation, safety, cultural activities, and more) are available to Direct Enrollment students throughout the semester so please see the Umbra Institute’s full details.

  • You will live in shared apartments with other Italian or international students to help with language acquisition. The program calendar differs slightly from the other Umbra program options. There is no traditional fall or spring break, but you will enjoy holidays listed in the Italian calendar.

  • Please refer to the Umbra Institute's academic guide to see how these courses will appear on Arcadia transcripts according to proficiency level in which the students place.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Fall 2014 8/28/2014 12/20/2014 16 $13,975 4/20/2014 More Info
Academic Year 2014 8/28/2014 4/24/2015 32 $26,950 4/20/2014 More Info
Spring 2015 1/3/2015 4/24/2015 16 $13,975 10/1/2014 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Program Details

Country

Italy

Language of Instruction

Immersion

City

Perugia

Location Type

Small City

Accommodation

As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.

Accommodation

Health & Safety

Student health, safety and security in Italy are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

Health & Safety