Umbra Tuition & Budgeting
|Spring Semester Program 2014 (12-18 cr.)
Fall Semester Program 2013 (12-18 cr.)
Direct Enrollment: University for Foreigners Italian Language & Culture (16 cr.)
Direct Enrollment: University of Perugia (12-16 cr.)
Semester Food Studies Program
Semester All-Inclusive Supplement – (details)
|Full Year – Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 (24-36 cr.)
Full Year Direct Enrollment: University for Foreigners (32 cr.)
Full Year Direct Enrollment: University of Perugia (24-32 cr.)
|Summer Session 2013 (one course: 3 credits)
Summer Session 2013 (two courses: 6 credits)
Summer Session Intensive Italian 2013 (8 credits)
|J-Term 2014 (3 credits)||
|Maymester 2014 (3 credits)||
The Above Fees Include: Tuition for Academic Program, Housing, Airport Transfers in Italy, Resident Director, Orientation, Orientation Day Trips, Week of Introductory Italian, Institute & Universita’ Facilities, Umbra-sponsored Cultural Activities, Student Services and 24-hr Assistance, Umbra Discount Card, Official Transcripts
Above Fees Do Not Include: Airfare, Meals, Permit to Stay Forms (permesso),Textbooks, Course Materials or Course Fees, Insurance, (see below for budgeting and expenses upon arrival in Italy)
Worried about budgeting while abroad? You’re not alone!
Now you can cover all additional expenses prior to or upon arrival with one fixed fee supplement. Check out the all-inclusive option! It includes all textbooks, readers, optional weekend and day trips, cultural activities and optional excursions, and Permit of Stay documents, allowing you to leave the budget behind and enjoy your semester knowing everything is taken care of in advance. Your only additional expenses abroad under this option are airfare, meals, and personal . One fee, all-inclusive, no bills!
Budgeting for Your Semester Abroad
Meals & Living Expenses: Students’ living expenses can vary greatly depending on spending habits. Expenses such as travel, eating out, social activities, and souvenir shopping should all be taken into consideration. Past study abroad students have estimated $25.00 per day is sufficient for everything – transportation, all activities, etc. We recommend that students notify their bank that they are going abroad and then use automated teller machines once in Perugia. ATMs are located throughout the city to easily obtain spending money regularly. Students should not carry large amounts of cash at one time and it is recommended that all participants bring a credit card in case of emergencies.
Textbooks & Art Supplies: Students should estimate $50 per text per class. All students are required to purchase all textbooks for all courses in which they are enrolled. Students who take studio art courses (photography, fresco, drawing, etc.) will have to purchase their own materials and supplies. See course descriptions for details.
Course Fees Museum Visits: Most courses include on-site classes that require travel and museum visits. Art History, Archeology and Food Culture courses all include extensive travel and on-site visits. Please look at the individual course descriptions for costs which can vary from 50-175 Euro. Note: Field trips and on-site courses are mandatory.
Italian Immigration Permits: All Fall and Spring semester students are required to submit a Permesso di Soggiorno (Permit of Stay) application. As of Fall 2012, this fee — which is composed of a variety of document and service fees — is approximately 155 Euro.
Transportation: Although the program fees include transfers to and from the airport in Rome, they do not include everyday travel expenses. All students are housed within walking distance of the Umbra Institute and the local Universities so there is little to no need for daily travel by public transportation.
Optional Trips: Each semester and summer session, the Umbra Institute offers one optional weekend trip. Past trips have included a weekend in Tuscany, Venice, or Capri/Pompeii/Sorrento. Students who wish to attend the Optional Trip should plan on spending approximately 300 Euro with private transportation, meals, and hotel.
Personal Travel: As as student in Perugia, you will most likely travel to many fascinating destinations throughout the Italian peninsula. Visits to famous destinations such as Rome, Florence, Venice, and smaller towns throughout Italy are part of the cultural discovery process and of taking advantage of your time overseas. In addition, exploring other countries and cities such as Barcelona, London, Paris, Prague, Amsterdam, etc. is also popular. Consider your travel plans and expenses when budgeting for your semester abroad.