Welcome SBU students! Every summer Saint Bonaventure 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?
This summer, SBU’s 5-week summer program will run from May 20 to June 25. Courses taught by SBU professors will include:
- CLARE 301/302. Inquiry in the Natural World (Natty World) and lab
Taught by Dr. Ted Georgian, professor of biology
- CLARE 207. Catholic-Franciscan Heritage
Taught by Bob Donius, lecturer in the School of Franciscan Studies
- CLARE 206. Religious Texts of the Western World
Taught by Bob Donius
Students are also given the choice of selecting courses offered directly by the Umbra Institute. (See sample of courses offered by the Umbra Institute)
Live like an Italian: SBU’s partner, the Umbra Institute, hosts between 100 and 150 American and Italian college students each summer from colleges and universities across the U.S. and in Perugia. 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.
It’s possible! Our selection of courses allows almost every major to study abroad. There’s no language requirement–since our courses are taught in English.
How to Apply: Students interested in studying at the Umbra Institute 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. If you are interested in applying now, just click here.
Pictures from Study Abroad in Italy, Perugia