Choose Your Path

Umbra offers semester, summer and all-year study abroad programs for students enrolled at US and international colleges and universities. The build-your-semester option allows students to customize their academic experience by choosing courses that best fit their curricular needs and interests. For students looking for a more focused experience, they can organize their semester program around a specific curricular concentration or participate in one of our thematic programs. For students interested in the Italian language or studying at an Italian university, Umbra offers a number of direct-enroll options with local universities and art schools. Credit-bearing internships are highly selective and available for semester and summer experience. Need more info on our programs? Contact us using the form below.

Semester Programs

General Studies
Build Your Own Semester

Our Courses; Your Choices.
Select the courses and activities that best fit your degree requirements and career interests.

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Food, Sustainability & Environmental Studies

Discover Italy through food cultures and explore sustainable and eco-friendly practices in the Italian food and hospitality industries.

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Now more than ever psychologists, social workers, and those in related fields need to broaden their horizons with a multi-cultural experience.

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Independent Research
Scholars Program

Maximize your study abroad experience by engaging in an individualized research project under the mentorship of an Umbra Institute professor

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with Umbra

Intern at the Umbra Institute for a semester or longer, or choose one of our local partners for a unique and valuable work experience.

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Full-Immersion Italian
Language & Culture

Experience immersive & intensive study of the Italian language and culture alongside international students from all over the world. Courses available for all levels.

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Direct Enrollment
Universita' di Perugia

Fluent in Italian? Or have you studied Italian for 4 semesters or more? Consider studying with Italians at the prestigious University of Perugia, founded in 1304.

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Studio Art
Accademia di Perugia

The Belle Arte is the foremost Italian institution for studio art studies. Although taught mostly in Italian, art is a universal language.

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Summer Programs

What could be better than spending the summer in Italy while earning valuable course credit? Umbra offers two summer sessions. The first session is 5-weeks from mid-May through June. The second session is 4-weeks in the month of July. Umbra also offers a 6-week archaeological field school program in Castiglione del Lago at a newly discovered Roman dig site on the Umbrian-Tuscany border and a 6-week immersive Italian language program. As always, cultural activities, co-curricular excursions, and travel are all part of the Umbra experience. Need more info on our programs? Contact us using the form link above or click the program links below.