Italian Studies Major
International Studies Minor
Direct Enrollment Program: Università per Stranieri
Fall 15 Ambassador
Email: [email protected]
Ciao! I chose to study at Umbra in picturesque Perugia for my Junior fall semester because I wanted a program that would put me in an academically stimulating and culturally rich environment. That’s exactly what I got, and with Umbra Institute’s partnership with the Italian universities, I was able to really integrate with Perugia’s Italian and international students, which was an amazing experience.
I did the full immersion course, taking all Italian language and culture courses at Perugia’s Università per Stranieri (University for Foreigners). My Italian grew so much more than I imagined it could, not only from the intensive classes but also from my involvement with the community with activities like Tandem and just exploring Perugia’s many little cafes with friends.
It’s so hard to pick just one favorite moment from my time in Perugia, but my favorite would have to be planning a Perugia scavenger hunt for my friend’s birthday. We had some members of the community help us out, so it was a really fun, all-encompassing tour of the city!
Moving to a country where you don’t speak the language can be scary. Don’t let it intimidate you! You’ll be surrounded by support and that will allow you to grow so much. So, go for it!