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Umbra Institute Intensive Italian Summer

Program Overview

Spend your summer getting in-depth Italian language and culture experience at the beautiful Umbra Institute, located in the heart of Perugia.

You will be fully immersed in Italian, through classroom instruction, viewing Italian films, participating in excursions and cultural events and interacting with local residents.

Arcadia's Approach

Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:

  • Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad

  • Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!

  • Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.

  • Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 12 countries worldwide

  • Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.

Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.

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Umbra Institute Intensive Italian, Summer

Umbra OrientationIf you have a desire to explore Italy and delve into Italian language and culture, you'll appreciate a summer at the Umbra Institute or Universitá per Stranieri di Perugia.

The Umbra Institute is located right in the heart of Perugia, in a splendid structure that was formerly a palace for Italian nobility, Palazzo Oddi. The palace maintains its distinct Renaissance character, while offering extensive modern facilities including a library, computer lab, classrooms, and student lounge.

For students who wish to concentrate on improving their language proficiency, as well as take courses in Italian culture, the intensive immersion program at the Umbra Institute offers a unique opportunity for students at all proficiency levels.

The program offers students an intensive, full-immersion Italian language and culture experience. In addition to working in the classroom, students will also participate in local tours, dinners and socials, cinema nights and many more cultural activities. Courses are offered at four different levels of Italian, ranging from beginning to advanced. Classes are conducted entirely in Italian and students will have at least 100 contact hours throughout the duration of the program.

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Please feel free to contact the Arcadia Italy Staff with your questions at any time. They are more than happy to address any questions or doubts you may have, help you with the application process, and give advice on courses and other program options. They are a great resource to prepare you for what to expect out of your experience in Italy.

Application Deadline
Summer Term: March 31

Summer Term: 3-6, or 8 credits

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.