The Umbra Institute invites students interested Multicultural Psychology to take their studies beyond the classroom by studying abroad in Perugia, Italy at the Umbra Institute, where they will enroll in hands-on psychology courses, taught in English, through the General Studies Program.
Why study psychology in Italy?
Students who study abroad learn how to approach psychology through a multicultural lens. At the Umbra Institute, this is fostered by coursework dedicated to the study of motivation and management structures, human development, and research methods, all of which inspire students to address psychology from previously unexplored viewpoints and gain a culturally diverse perspective based on experience in a foreign culture.
What classes are available?
Each course is designed to involve students in their host community and to help them gain experience applying field research methods in an inclusive environment. Students can also ask us about our Independent Research options! Course availability will vary from semester to semester.
In addition, ambitious students seeking to regularly interact with their host community are welcome to apply for Umbra’s unique Seminar & Practicum courses. Course availability will vary from semester to semester.
Click here to view full course descriptions and download syllabi.
There is no language requirement to enroll in Umbra psychology courses. All General Studies Program students are required to enroll in an Italian language course, an important tool to understanding and participating in the Italian culture.