Welcome Roanoke students! Every semester (and in the summer!) Roanoke 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?
Extensive Course Selection. Roanoke students must take an Italian language class and three or four other electives. Elective courses are taught in English, so no Italian language proficiency is required. Courses are twice a week and most of them include field-trips. You will no attend classes on Friday so you can have time to travel when you don’t have a scheduled class field-trip. The semesters are from September to December, and from January to April. The Summer Session has two options: the general studies runs from mid-May to the end of June; the intensive Italian language through culture program runs for 6 weeks from the last mid-May through June. See a list of standard courses here: Course offerings.
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. 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.
Because of a direct agreement, the Umbra Institute is a very affordable option for Roanoke students. To learn more about the fees for studying abroad, contact us below.
Study Abroad in Perugia, Italy