Benvenuti! Now that you’ve been accepted, you’ve probably already started preparations for your departure, both mentally and otherwise. Going abroad is a big step and certain aspects may seem overwhelming. In this portion of the website you’ll find some practical information to help you thoroughly prepare for your exciting experience abroad in Perugia.
We ask all students who have already applied to complete the following forms if they did not do so in their initial application:
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 Pre-Departure Handbook
If you have been accepted to the program and sent the required deposit, we ask that you read carefully and fully the Pre-Departure 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 pre-departure 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, and 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 generally open from 9:00am to 8:00pm weekdays Italian time. Please remember that we are six hours ahead of the US Eastern Standard Time before calling. You may leave a message after hours.
4. Register for the Optional Trips
If you would like to participate in the optional weekend trips, 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 of they intend to visit significantly longer than a weekend. Also see the visiting Perugia link.
6. Download and Print the Parents Guide
Please make certain that your parents or relatives have read and retained a copy of the Parent’s Guide prior to your departure.
As an accepted student, you may also want to discover more about Perugia, contact former students for suggestions and ideas, and brush up on your Italiano! Try practicing language exchange with online Penpals from Perugia!