Welcome Springfield College students! For five weeks every May and June, a select group of Springfield students take advantage of the Umbra Institute’s incredible location in Perugia, Italy to take a course offered by Springfield professors, all while studying abroad and living in the Italy. Students also have ample time on the weekends to travel elsewhere in Italy and Europe. Are you ready to experience “la dolce vita” in Perugia and Italy for yourself?
Dates. The 2018 Summer Session will run from May 25 till June 30.
Springfield Courses: Springfield students may take Professor Cynthia Nazzaro’s course entitled: “DHIR 210: Passion, Power, & Creative Process: Unmasking Dance in the Italian Renaissance”, or Professor Rebecca Lartigue’s course, “LIIT 397: Death and Desire in Medieval Italian Literature”. Courses are in English, so no Italian language proficiency is required. Courses meet twice a week, with no classes on Friday. Students may choose to take one or both classes or a combination of one Springfield course and one Umbra course. See a list of standard summer courses here.
Student Life. Each summer the Umbra Institute hosts around 100 American students from colleges and universities across the U.S. Housing is provided for all students in shared apartments within a 5-minute walk of the Institute. Apartments are furnished with full kitchens and have WiFi access. (Check out some of the student activities offered at Umbra.)
Program Cost (summer 2018)
Springfield students get 20% off the standard program tuition.
Pricing for one course (3 credits) is $3,950 – 20% = $3160
Pricing for two courses (6 credits total) is $4,975 – 20% = $3980
- Airport transfer to and from Perugia- Rome
- Two-day on-site orientation led by staff to help you settle into Perugia
- On-site Resident Director.
- Accommodations: shared housing in comfortable apartments with wifi, a washing machine, a fully equipped kitchen, and more; all within fifteen minutes of classes. Faculty member housed nearby.
- Access to Umbra Institute Facilities: library, student lounge, etc.
- Academics: Five weeks at Umbra Institute
- Classes meet twice a week leaving lots of time to immerse in Italian life
- Activities such as pizza night, walking tours, and a student mixer
Applications are available through Professor Nazzaro or Professor Lartigue and will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until March 1. Participation requirements are listed on applications. A $500 non-refundable deposit is due on or before March 1, 2017.
“My goal for coming to Umbra was to take the Renaissance dance course and embrace the Italian culture as much as possible. The unique thing I learned at Umbra was that ballet started in Italy and I can say that, here in Perugia, there is music and dance everywhere you go. I have grown so much just by being here and I will never be the same!”
Please feel free to contact Angelica to ask about her experience!
“I came to Umbra to learn about Italy and about the culture here, but also more about America and myself. One regret I hear from every college graduate is that they never took the chance to study abroad. This program is so special and I was very lucky to be a part of something so unique.”
Please feel free to contact Amanda to ask about her experience!