ISI Perugia - The Umbra Institute
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.
LOOKING FOR THE FOOD STUDIES, INTENSIVE ITALIAN, OR UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA PROGRAMS? 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 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.