Delve into Italian life and culture at one of the world’s oldest universities

If you are interested in a direct enroll program that gives you a thorough immersion into the Italian way of life, then Umbra University’s direct enrollment option with Universita degli Studi di Perugia could be perfect for you. This university is one of the oldest universities in the world, and located in the beautiful town of Perugia.

This program offers you the unique opportunity to gain a truly immersive experience in Italian culture and in the European style of education. You will begin the semester enrolled in an intensive Italian language course at the prestigious Università per Stranieri for one month prior to starting your two elective courses at the Università degli Studi di Perugia.

  • This month is dedicated to improving language skills and introducing students to the European university setting. Italian language tutorials will be held weekly led by Umbra professors at the Umbra Institute.

  • Fall students will attend the five-credit Language Review Program in September and spring students will attend in January.

  • You will enroll in courses taught in the humanities division of the university for one semester or a full year.  You should have a minimum of four semesters of Italian language courses and have achieved a B2 or higher proficiency in Italian based on the Common European Framework to apply. For an overview, please contact the Umbra Institute at

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Fall 2015 8/27/2015 12/19/2015 15-18 $12,975 4/20/2015 More Info
Academic Year 2015 8/27/2015 4/29/2016 30-36 $25,950 4/20/2015 More Info
Spring 2016 1/7/2016 4/29/2016 15-18 $12,975 10/1/2015 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



Language of Instruction

Proficiency Dependent



Location Type

Small City


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.


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...

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