General Studies Program (usually 14-18 credits): courses offered in a wide variety of subjects with a strong emphasis on community engagement. (See courses for Fall, Spring, Summer) Food Studies Program: an interdisciplinary curricular concentration with
- Perugia, Italy
- Program Type:
- Volunteer Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Work Types:
- Arts, Economic Development, Health, Social Services, Translation
- 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 1 year
- Program Description:
- Experience the real Italy while studying abroad in Perugia for a semester, the academic year, or a summer. Get United States university credits for a wide variety of exciting courses that will change each participant's perspective on life and give him or her hands-on experience. Often called the big university town in a small Italian city, Perugia is home to the Umbra Institute, an American study abroad program offering semester, year-long, and summer programs. Students can choose from a variety of courses with integrated field trips to world-famous Italian cities and sites, community engagement opportunities, and extra-curricular activities, such as wine tasting and language exchanges.
General Studies Program (usually 14-18 credits): courses offered in a wide variety of subjects with a strong emphasis on community engagement. (See courses for Fall, Spring, Summer) Food Studies Program: an interdisciplinary curricular concentration with courses on Italian food culture, sustainability, and the business of wine. Direct Enrollment at the Università per Stranieri (16 credits): for students of all levels of Italian to focus exclusively on Italian language and culture. Direct Enrollment at the Università degli Studi di Perugia (usually 14-18 credits): courses (in Italian) in a variety of subjects including the Humanities, Politics, Science, and Engineering departments. Honors Program and Independent Research options.
Availability for pre-departure questions; Private airport pick-up in Rome and transfer to Perugia; Two-day orientation in Perugia including a practical city walking tour; Co-curricular field trips to world-renowned historic sites and famous cities; Optional Trip, a staff-guided trip offered to explore beautiful, scenic Italy; Mandatory Italian language courses to learn practical skills to communicate with locals; Tandem language exchange with Italian university students; A variety of extracurricular activities (pizza-making workshop, sports with Italian university students, etc.); Educational and cultural workshops on Independent Travel, Presentation and PowerPoint, and Reentry to the U.S.; Communication: monthly newsletters, Wi-Fi in all student apartments, frequent posts on the Umbra Cell phones or SIM cards rental services available; Emergency phone and medical care available 24 hours a day; Life-coaching and counseling service, and Staff trained in crisis management.
- Setting Description:
- Nicknamed the “University City”, Perugia is home to thousands of students who attend the Universitá degli Studi di Perugia, the Universitá per Stranieri di Perugia, and the many studio and performing arts schools in the area. Perugia remains a pleasant destination for those wishing to explore beyond the beaten path. As opposed to larger cities like Rome or Florence, it offers limitless opportunities to practice language skills and experience authentic Italian life, making it the ideal location for study abroad in Italy. Time and time again, those who studied here find themselves returning to enjoy the city’s delights. Once seduced by Perugia, it is impossible to stay away!
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