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


Summer Program: Dates listed reflect both sessions, and students may choose to attend one or both sessions. Linked cost estimates reflect one summer session only. Financial aid applies for students taking 6 or more credits only.

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

Students will pay $75 app fee, $600 affiliated registration fee and $19/wk for overseas insurance to UT Austin. Students pay a program fee (tuition, housing) to Arcadia (see provider website for more details). Federal financial aid and scholarships apply for full-time summer (6 credits)/semester (12) enrollment.


- Spring
  • Program: January 11, 2024 to April 27, 2024
  • Instructional: January 11, 2024 to April 27, 2024
  • Final Deadline: October 1, 2023
- Summer Whole
  • Program: May 18, 2023 to July 29, 2023
  • Instructional: May 18, 2023 to July 28, 2023
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2023
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2023
- Fall
  • Program: August 31, 2023 to December 16, 2023
  • Instructional: September 4, 2023 to December 15, 2023
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2023

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Stephanie Cushey

Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Frequently Asked Questions

Next Step

1) View mandatory advising videos: Explore: Education Abroad 101. Attend a live EA Q&A to ask questions. 2) View the Ready to Apply video. 3) Self-authorize your application via the Get Started link below and apply! Find advising videos, Q&A events at

Program information above is subject to change