Study Italian at any level - from absolute beginner to advanced - at one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of Italian language instruction in Italy.
This Direct Enrollment Program is a partnership between the Umbra Institute and the Università per Stranieri (University for Foreigners).
Students on the Intensive Italian Program enjoy being part of the Umbra Institute community, as well as studying alongside international students at the Università per Stranieri
Coursework may consist of studying Italian language exclusively, or a combination of Italian language and literature, art, history, and culture at the advanced levels. You’ll take a placement exam when you arrive to determine your appropriate course selections. The program consists of 27 hours a week at the university, coupled with weekly recitation classes with an Umbra professor, who serves as a mentor and guide throughout this specialized and intensive experience.
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.
The Umbra Institute, located on Perugia’s main piazza, adjacent to the duomo, is the only year-round independent American institute based in Perugia.
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.
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