Study Abroad in Italy
A Big University Town in a Small Italian City. Clark University students will get to know the “real Italy,” taking advantage of the Umbra Institute’s beautiful location in historic Perugia, Italy. Clark is a direct partner with the Umbra Institute, so students can complete courses that count towards their majors, all while studying abroad and living in the real Italy. While the courses will be engaging, students will also have ample time on the weekend to travel elsewhere in Europe
Academics. While the Umbra Institute offers a wide range of courses in various disciplines, the following are the most popular curricular concentrations in which past Clark students have enrolled:
Live like an Italian: Learn to appreciate the Italian lifestyle. Umbra provides students with shared apartments within a 5-minute walk of the Institute, allowing for innumerable opportunities to enjoy mid-day siestas, eat a panino on the fountain steps, and walk the city center like a native. There is no meal plan, but apartments are furnished with full kitchens so that you can try to duplicate your favorite new Italian dish. WiFi is provided both within the Institute and in each student apartment.
- Airport transfer to and from Perugia-Rome
- On-site orientation led by staff to help you settle into Perugia
- On-site Resident Director
- Accommodations: shared housing in comfortable apartments with wifi within five minutes walking from classes.
- Access to Umbra Institute Facilities: computer lab, library, student lounge.
To learn more about the course, contact Umbra by filling out the form below.
Leah Crawford, Clark University
“The classes at Umbra are special because you get to practice what you learn. I took an education class and got to teach at Italian high schools. If you take a business class, you work with a local business. Umbra pushes students to take the skills they learn in the classroom and apply them to real life experiences. Not only have I learned about history, education, and psychology but I also gained skills that will be useful for my life after college.”
Please feel free to email Leah to ask about her experience!
Samuel Marlinga, Clark University
“Italy is wonderful and Perugia is a unique city, but the real reason I love Umbra is the people I met here. Whether it was Professor Antonella telling us about Italian culture or learning the strange history of saints from Professor Hoch or bothering the staff with stupid travel questions, the people are truly the best part of Umbra.”
Please feel free to email Sam to ask about his experience!
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Pictures from Studying Abroad in Perugia, Italy
Here you can see the main square in Perugia. The beautiful fountain and the entrance of Umbra Institute.