Program Details

You will study Italian exclusively or enroll in courses covering various topics in Italian language, literature, art, history, and culture at the advanced levels. A placement exam during orientation will determine the sequence of courses you will take. Th
Perugia, Italy
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
7-11 months

Program Overview

Program Description:

Intensive Italian language at one of the most prestigious institutions of Italian language instruction

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 ISI Perugia - The Umbra Institute and the Università per Stranieri (University for Foreigners).  Students on the Intensive Italian Program enjoy being part of the ISI Perugia - 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 ISI Perugia 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.

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.


Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Here is a sampling:

  • Amalfi Coast
  • Film Series
  • Roman Baths and Wine Vineyards in Viterbo
  • and more...


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Additional Program Information

GPA Recommended: 2.75 GPA for Consideration: 2.5
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