Arcadia: Perugia - Umbra Institute

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The hilltop city of Perugia, located halfway between Rome and Florence, is a quintessential university town, offering scenic art and architecture and historical resonance at every turn. With Etruscan walls, cobblestoned streets, and medieval churc... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.9
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A student studying abroad with Arcadia: Perugia - Umbra Institute
Past Review Incredible
yes! very worthwhile. I learned to be more independent especially when it comes to planning my own trips and traveling. I gained insight about different cultures and different people around the world. - Pennsylvania State University - University Park View Entire Review
I gained a completely new insight on the American way of life. I was able to take a step outside my own culture and enter into a new lifestyle which allowed me to see the world in a new way. I gained a better understanding of myself and gained a much better sense of independence. I am no longer unsure as to whether or not I c... - Providence College View Entire Review
Absolutely. It completely changed me from the person I used to be, for the better of course. - Bryant University View Entire Review
My language skills improved and I learned a lot about myself in Perugia. - Gustavus Adolphus College View Entire Review
Was it worth while? Most definitely. I gained a broader global perspective, a new appreciation for good food and drink, as well as a couple pounds (but so worth it). The students I met are bound to be lifelong friends, and taking classes in Food studies catered directly to my future interests in the food industry, and have given... - Harvard University View Entire Review
Yes, it was exactly what I wanted socially. The Psych internship program at Umbra was amazing and my favorite part academically. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Yes. I feel stronger as a person because of it, more aware of the world, and better able to make friends that are different than me. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I was so excited to experience works of art in person that I had studied for years. At some point in my life I want to go back to Italy and work or intern at a museum or in some other artistic capacity. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Yes. I learned so much about living with a group of people that I didn't know. A lot of us are really close now. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Arcadia: Perugia - Umbra Institute
Yes. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review Life In Perugia
I learned a lot more about the world. I want to travel more abroad as much as I can. - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
Totally and completely worthwhile. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I'm definitely glad I went, it made me aware of some different ways to live. I wish there had been more avenues to meet other Italian students. - Rice University View Entire Review
Amazing experience, Perugia offers more than any other city can in Italy - Arcadia University View Entire Review
This experience was my first time living away from home, and it rocked. I made life-long friends and have memories that will alst a lifetime. This experience even helped me get a job with an international focus and I will hopefully be living abroad next year working with my company! - Elmhurst College View Entire Review
I have thought a lot about this. I think it was, because I did achieve a lot of the goals I set for myself. I learned Italian, I learned about Italian films (I even got to go to a film festival), I ate pizza in Naples, I took a tour through Tuscany, and I got to visit a friend in London. Did I have a great time, socially? No. I ... - Hollins University View Entire Review
It was the best experience of my college career by far! Umbra Institute provides a real Italian study abroad experience. THANKS MAURO! - Azusa Pacific University View Entire Review
yes!!! - Presbyterian College View Entire Review
Yes. I learned to trust in myself and the good in other people. Learned that I'm more capable than I thought and that things work out for the best, even if you can't see it right away. - Northeastern University View Entire Review
I wish I could do it again. I will be trying to return to Italy as soon as possible. I'm in love. - Trinity University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile! - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Besides improving in my Italian skills I learned more about myself. I learned a bit more about budgeting money,being more responsible for my well-being and compromising since I lived on my own for 7 weeks. My experience was amazing and I can not wait to get back to Perugia after I graduate. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Yes, I recommend studying abroad to everyone I met. - University of Colorado - Boulder View Entire Review
YES! I have a much better sense of self and my abilities. I made so many friends, both American and local, and shared experiences with them that no one else will be able to understand. I learned so much about Italian culture and history, more than I realized until I came home and still caught myself concentrating to people in st... - Trinity University View Entire Review
Yes it was--i learned a lot about Italy and I made sure to use the language as much as possible. I really learned a lot from my weekend trips around Europe as well. - Tufts University View Entire Review

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The hilltop city of Perugia, located halfway between Rome and Florence, is a quintessential university town, offering scenic art and architecture and historical resonance at every turn. With Etruscan walls, cobblestoned streets, and medieval churches surrounding you, you’ll find yourself in a contemporary, bustling place with visible traces of the past. 

ISI Perugia - The Umbra Institute, located on Perugia’s main piazza, adjacent to the duomo, is the only year-round independent American institute based in Perugia.

The Institute maximizes the resources of its surroundings, by infusing community engagement and experiential learning into all of its programming. As a student at ISI Perugia - The Umbra Institute, you’ll take courses which connect you to the surrounding community and foster a genuine Italian experience, whether you choose subjects with field-study components, an internship, volunteering, or a service learning opportunity. 

ISI Perugia - The Umbra Institute’s carefully designed curriculum offers a variety of options, from direct enrollment in local partner universities, to a focus on field research, an honors track, or a general studies option. You may take courses in either English or Italian, depending on your level of proficiency.

ARCADIA EXCURSIONS
Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Here is a sampling:


  • Amalfi Coast

  • Film Series

  • Roman Baths and Wine Vineyards in Viterbo


  • and more...


WHY ARCADIA?
Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver. 

Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Volunteer
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Italian
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • Italian
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • History
  • Italian Language, Literature
  • Italian Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Business
  • Creative Writing
  • Economics
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • International Relations
  • Political Science and Government
  • Psychology
  • Religion / Religious Studies
  • Sociology
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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Arcadia Scholarships

Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participating on an Arcadia program and staying home. Arcadia scholarships are awarded to eligible applicants based on need. Approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award

$250-$2,500

Deadlines:
Applications are received on a rolling basis.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Only students who have been accepted to a program from Arcadia Abroad will be considered for an award.

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