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

If you are interested in a study abroad program that gives you a thorough immersion into the Italian way of life, then the Umbra Institute’s direct enrollment program with Universita degli Studi di Perugia could be perfect for you. This university is one of the oldest 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, with Italian and international students. You will begin the semester enrolled in an intensive Italian language course at the prestigious Università per Stranieri for six weeks prior to starting your two elective courses at the Università degli Studi di Perugia.

  • The first six weeks are dedicated to improving language skills and introducing students to the European university setting. Fall students will attend the preliminary classes from September through mid-October; spring students will attend from January through mid-February.

  • Weekly tutorials led by Umbra professors will accompany our study experience throughout the whole semester.
  • 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 a program overview, please contact the Umbra Institute at
Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2017 1/5/2017 4/28/2017 15-18 $12,975 10/1/2016 More Info
Fall 2017 8/24/2017 12/16/2017 15-18 $12,975 4/20/2017 More Info
Academic Year 2017 8/24/2017 4/27/2018 30-36 $25,950 4/20/2017 More Info
Spring 2018 1/5/2018 4/27/2018 TBA TBA 10/1/2017  

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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