Welcome Misericordia students! Every semester Misericordia students take advantage of the Umbra Institute’s incredible location in Perugia, Italy to complete courses that count towards their majors, all while studying abroad and living in the real Italy. While the courses are engaging, students also have ample time on the weekend to travel elsewhere in Europe. Are you ready to experience Perugia for yourself?
Academics. Misericordia students must take an Italian class and three or four other electives. Elective courses are in English, so no Italian language proficiency is required. Courses are twice a week, with no classes on Friday. The semesters are from September to December, and from January to April. See a list of courses here. See a sample list of courses here.
Summer for Occupational Therapy students at Misericordia. If you are an OT student, the Umbra Institute, in cooperation with Misericordia University, is launching a new Seminar & Practicum opportunity: CESP 354: Critical Disabilities Studies – Seminar and Practicum (see course description here).
Please note: The practicum schedule may limit some options of a second summer course. Please contact the Academic director Francesco Burzacca to have an overview of the available courses.
Live like an Italian: Learn to appreciate the Italian lifestyle. Umbra provides students with shared apartments within a 10-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. Lastly, Umbra provides several activities during your semester to give you the opportunity to socialize and meet locals. (Check out some of the student activities offered at Umbra.)
Ready to apply? Misericordia students students must first be approved by their study abroad office. Fill in the form below and we will give you more info on the program and help you out with the application process.
Because of a direct agreement, the Umbra Institute is an affordable option for Misericordia students. To learn more about the fees for studying abroad, contact us below.
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Pictures from Study Abroad in Italy, Perugia
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