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A big university town in a small Italian city, Perugia serves as the ideal backdrop for study abroad in Italy. Rich in art, architecture, and historical significance, it is internationally recognized as a city of learning. The Umbra Institute's many community partnerships make it an ideal place to get to know the real Italy and Italians.

Perugia is an ancient hilltop town between Rome and Florence and is home to artistic masterpieces, medieval churches and palaces. Within the city, you will find jazz cafes, concerts and art exhibits. Works by Pinturicchio, Guercino, Caravaggio and Raphael can all be found here.


Area(s) of Study

  • Anthropology
  • European Studies
  • Italian Civilization
  • Social Science
  • Art History
  • Fine Arts
  • Liberal Arts
  • Studio Art
  • Classical Civilization
  • Government
  • Psychology
  • Theatre And Dance
  • Communication Studies
  • History
  • Radio-Television-Film
  • Women's And Gender Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Religious Studies
  • Writing
  • Economics
  • Italian

Sponsored by ARCADIA - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

There are four program tracks available in Perugia: General Studies (courses in English), Direct Enrollment (courses in Italian), Food Studies Program, and Honors Program. Generally students take 4-6 credits of Italian and 3-4 additional elective courses. Summer program available (English and Italian courses)

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Italian


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


As an Arcadia University program, you are guaranteed housing and the cost is included in the program fee. It is usually student apartments. Visit the Arcadia program website for more information about housing on this program.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Costs include tuition, housing, orientation and on-site support. Scholarships available through Arcadia.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • January 9, 2020 to May 1, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Final Deadline: October 11, 2019
- Summer Whole
  • May 24, 2019 to July 5, 2019
  • Priority Deadline: February 15, 2019
  • Final Deadline: March 31, 2019
- Fall
  • August 29, 2020 to December 17, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Frequently Asked Questions

Next Step

1) Attend "Explore Italy-Greece" info-session. See website calendar for dates and locations. 2) Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss credit. 3) Attend Ready to Apply session with Naomi Valdez. Further instructions provided at Explore session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

Program information above is subject to change