Benvenuti! Now that you have been accepted, you may already have started to prepare for your departure. Going abroad is a big step and certain aspects may seem overwhelming. In this portion of the website you will find some practical information to help you thoroughly prepare for your exciting experience abroad in Perugia.
Along with your acceptance email, you should have received a Post-Acceptance Checklist that contains extensive information about your need for a visa. Please consult that document and contact Umbra staff if you have any questions.
We ask all students who have already applied to complete the following forms if they did not do so in their initial application:
1. Complete the Course Request Form (Only if you need to request changes to your previously submitted course selections)
2. Complete the Housing Request Form
If you have already completed these forms in paper format and sent them to the admissions office, you can rest assured they have been received. If you already submitted these forms and would like to make changes you may simply resubmit these form online as well. The latest forms sent by mail or email will replace previous ones completed.
3. Read the Student Handbook
If you have been accepted to the program and sent the required deposit, we ask that you read carefully and fully the Student Handbook. If you have not already received via email, you may download it from this site. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a password to access the download page.
The Student Handbook contains nearly all the information and suggestions you need to prepare yourself for your study abroad experience. However, it is not at all unusual for students to have many questions and concerns not addressed in the handbook. We encourage you, your parents, and relatives, to contact us with any questions.
Telephone (from the US): 011-39-075-5734595
Fax (from the US): 011-39-075-5737033
The Institute is open M-T 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Friday 9 am – 3.30 pm Italian time. Please remember that we are six hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern Standard Time before calling. During after hours, you may leave a message.
4. Register for the Optional Trip
If you would like to participate in the optional trip, we ask that you register in advance to assist us in making commitments which are required well in advance of the trip to prevent sell-outs, and to ensure your space on the trip. All Umbra trips fill-up completely each semester.
5. Check the Calendar
Check the calendar in the Pre-Departure Handbook for key dates such as arrival, departure, mid-terms, semester break, final exams, etc. Please ask all friends and relatives to visit during the break if they intend to visit significantly longer than a weekend. Also see the visiting Perugia link.
6. Download and Print the Parents Guidebook
Please make certain that your parents or relatives have read and retained a copy of the Parent’s Guide prior to your departure.