Umbra Institute Intensive Italian Courses

Courses will be taken through a direct enrollment at Università per Stranieri. All students are eligible for this program, whether beginners or heritage speakers, as there is a track of language and cultural topics suitable for everyone at Stranieri.

  • Please review your courses with your academic or study abroad advisor to ensure they will transfer back to your home school and that you are following your home school’s policies.

Special Considerations

  • Placement test to determine Italian proficiency during orientation.

Choosing Your Courses

  • You will take 16 credits per semester of Italian language and cultural topics while learning alongside other international students, strictly in Italian.
  • Each language level is a track made up for several courses at Università per Stranieri. Please see this page to view all of the different language tracks by level and how they are transcripted for Arcadia University.

Enrollment Process

You will take a placement test during your orientation so that you are placed at the appropriate track of courses for your Italian proficiency level.

Official course registration will take place upon arrival. The online course form you submit to Arcadia prior to acceptance is not set in stone.


Grade Scale

Grades will be reported exactly as they appear on the Umbra Institute transcript.