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, your location will put you within easy reach of the cultural treasures of Tuscany and Umbria.
There are no Italian language proficiency requirements to enroll.
Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:
Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad
Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!
Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.
Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 12 countries worldwide
Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.
Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Here is a sampling:
Roman Baths and Wine Vineyards in Viterbo
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 you 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.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
** 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.