Summer Session – General Studies Program
The summer session consists of a five-week academic program that offers a variety of exciting courses in art history, food studies, film studies, studio arts, performing arts, and more.
One of the advantages of studying abroad in Italy during the summer is the vibrant cultural life that students enjoy at this particular time of year. Perugia, as well as neighboring cities in Umbria and Tuscany, turn into open air settings for a large amount of activities and events, including concerts, festivals, and traditional holiday celebrations.
The General Studies program is open to all students and allows for maximum flexibility when choosing courses at the Umbra Institute. During the summer session, students may choose one or two three-credit courses for up to 6 credits.
General Studies electives are offered in English and, unlike the semester program, enrollment in an Italian language course is not required. However, students have the option to follow the 101 course (Elementary Italian).
Course Field Trips
Nearly all Umbra courses have class-related excursions throughout Umbria, Tuscany, and central Italy. Students often express that some of their favorite academic field trips involve exploring the mysteries of ancient art, the craft of artisan wine production, and the wonders of Italian food culture.
As Umbra offers a limited number of summer courses, they usually fill up quickly and courses are subscribed on a first-come first-serve basis. Therefore, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible to ensure they get their first choice selections.