A summer filled with In-depth Italian language and culture
THIS PROGRAM IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 2021. STUDENTS SHOULD APPLY FOR A FUTURE TERM OR ALTERNATE PROGRAM.
Are you looking for a summer study abroad program that will immerse you in Italian language and culture? This stimulating program could be just what you need. Often called ‘the big university town in a small Italian city,’ Perugia is the stunning hilltop university town that is home to the Umbra Institute, an academic partner of Arcadia. The Umbra Institute offers this program for lovers of Italian language and culture – even if you are just at the beginner language level, this program will give you strong grounding in the language and a deep immersion into the culture.
You will learn about Italy, its language and people, in the classroom and by viewing Italian films, participating in excursions to cultural events and interacting with local residents. You'll enjoy a wide variety of cultural activities and visits, social events, guided tours and tandem language sessions with local students.
The institute also offers field study to interesting Italian cities, towns and sites, community engagement opportunities, and extracurricular activities to take you out of the classroom and into the real Italy.
You'll also participate in the Arcadia Italy Weekend: A tailored weekend trip for all Arcadia students coming to Italy to enhance a sense of belonging to the Arcadia community. Students will explore hidden areas of Italy (among the Abruzzo, Marche or Romagna's countryside) that are off the beaten tracks and authentic.
The weekend will provide walking tours, cultural activities and food experiences to immerse students in the Italian culture. It will also be an opportunity to create connections among students in different areas of Italy and encourage exchange visits in reciprocal cities.
You may have no Italian language or be a strong speaker. Either way, you are sure to improve your proficiency as you explore the city, interact with its residents and learn first-hand about the real Italy.
Courses are taught in Italian and you will receive 20 hours of language instruction a week.
Perugia’s hilltop location serves as the ideal backdrop for your study - Rich in art, architecture, and historical significance, it is internationally recognized as a city of learning.
As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed housing. 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.