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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Robert Dowden Program Type: Partner
Academic Level: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior Areas of Study: Anthropology, Art, Art History, English, European Studies, Film, History, Italian, Politics, Sociology
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credits: 3, 6
Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite On-Site Language Course Required: No
Language of Instruction: English, Italian Housing Options: Shared Apartment
Program Description:

Perugia church and landscape

Umbra Institute with Arcadia University


Students will have the opportunity to take one or two courses exploring Italian language, culture and history in the beautiful and historic city of Perugia, located halfway between Rome and Florence. Additionally, student's location will put you within easy reach of the cultural treasures of Tuscany and Umbria. There are no Italian language proficiency requirements to enroll. All summer courses are taught in English and a wide variety of courses are offered from art history and performing arts to literature and political science. Students will also have the option to take one or two courses in Italian language and culture.

Academics & Curriculum

Students enroll in two courses for a total of six credits. The Summer General Studies course listings are available online. All courses are taught in English, and prior knowledge of Italian is not required. 

Accommodation & Meals

At the Umbra Institute, you will have some accommodation options. Most students will stay in student apartments or flats, which afford a high degree of independence and allow students to experience university life as Italian students would. Apartments typically house 2-8 American students. Most rooms are doubles, but some apartments may have single and triple rooms. All apartments include wifi access, linens, and shared kitchen facilities where you can prepare your own meals. Home stays are also available upon request. For more information, see the Umbra Institute accommodation page.


Approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award. Some of this information does not apply to students attending Arcadia University. More information on Arcadia University's scholarships can be found here.

Students from The Catholic University of America may consider the following scholarship:
Additional scholarships can be found on the Office of Education Abroad's scholarship website.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.