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  • Locations: Perugia, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Full Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Tufts Department Sponsor: Tufts Global Education Areas of Study: Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Business, Creative Writing, Economics, Film, Fine Art, History, International Relations, Italian, Italian Language & Literature, Literature, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Studio Art
Housing Options: Apartment - Shared Minimum Required GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English, Italian Program Type: External Provider Program, Internship Abroad, Study Abroad
Class Level Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

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A big university town in a small, medieval city

Often called ‘the big university town in a small Italian city,’ Perugia is the home of ISI Perugia - The Umbra Institute, which offers a variety of courses for study abroad students. They are peppered with academic field study to famous Italian cities and sites, community engagement opportunities, internship courses (internship placement areas include the Fair Trade sector, Museums, and Education), and extracurricular activities to take you out of the classroom and into the real Italy. These opportunities range from assisting at a family farm to doll-making for UNICEF. 

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.
You're in the right spot! These options are now academic pathways through the ISI Perugia - The Umbra Institute program from Spring 2023.
  • General Studies: Learn Italian at your level and study the culture while pursuing electives in a variety of disciplines taught in English. You may also choose an internship course in the fair trade sector, museums, or education.
  • Academic Pathways: Pursue a specialized academic pathway in Multi-Cultural Psychology or Food, Sustainability & Environment if you wish to combine high academic standards, extensive study in the subject area, and community engagement. You can also conduct research in your area of choice through the Scholar's Program.
  • Level Up in Italian: If you’d like a fully immersive experience you can study full-time through one of two pathways: Intensive Italian (Università per Stranieri) or Università degli Studi di Perugia
  • Arcadia+ Virtual Internship Option: Replace one elective course with a virtual internship through Arcadia - add international professional experience to your resume. See the Internship Placement Guide for information about placement details.
  • 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.
  • Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses, through Arcadia's other planned Excursions and Activities.


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 visit the Arcadia website for dates and the latest program information.


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.