Academic Calendar

Due to the covid-19 crisis, the 2021-2022 calendar has been modified to allow much more flexibility for applicants and participants. The new dates allow for later arrivals, last-minute enrollment, late cancellations, and  eliminates the need for a study visa.

Students may apply or cancel as late as one month before the start of the term without penalty. Check the arrival and departure dates carefully and confirm participation before booking flights.


Fall Semester 2021
September 16, ThursdayDeparture from U.S.
September 17, Friday Arrivals in Rome and transfer to Perugia – Welcome Dinner
September 18, SaturdayOrientation Day 1 – Housing ~Italian placement exams
September 19, SundayOrientation Day 2 – Walking tour of Perugia – Open House ~ Safety and Orientation Meeting
September 20, Monday-Classes Begin
October 18-21, Monday-ThursdayMidterms
October 22-31, Friday-SundaySemester break – Direct Enrollment students must attend class
November 1, MondayClasses resume
December 2, ThursdayLast day of Classes
December 6-10Final Exams
December 10Program Ends – Farewell Festa
December 11Buses Depart for Rome Fiumicino Airport

Spring Semester 2022 (Ask about Study Visas, Scholarships & Extended Deadlines)
February 3, ThursdayDeparture from U.S.
February 4, FridayArrivals in Rome and transfer to hotel in Perugia – Welcome Dinner
February 5, SaturdayOrientation Day 1 – Housing and Open House at Umbra
February 6, SundayOrientation Day 2 – Orientation Session – Walking tour of Perugia – Open House
February 7, MondayClasses begin.
March 14-17, Monday-Thursday Midterms
March 18-27Semester Break – Direct Enrollment students must attend class
March 28, MondayClasses resume
April 21, ThursdayLast day of Classes
April 25-28, Monday-FridayFinal exams
April 29, Friday Regular Program ends – Farewell Festa
April 30, Saturday Departure Buses for Rome Airport
May 6, Friday Optional Extention (study visa and permit required – fees apply)

Summer Session One 2022 
May 19, ThursdayDeparture from U.S. for Students in All Programs
May 20, FridayArrivals in Rome and Transfer to Hotel in Perugia – Welcome Dinner
May 21, SaturdayOrientation Day 1 – Housing – Open House at Umbra
May 22, SundayOrientation Day 2 – Walking Tour of Perugia – Open House – Safety and Orientation meeting for ALL students
May 23, Monday-ThursdayClasses Begin.
June 23, Thursday Last day of General Studies Program Classes
June 24, Friday Final Exams & Farewell Festa for General Studies Program Participants
June 25, Saturday Early Morning Bus Departure for Rome Airport for Genearl Studies Program Participants
June 30, ThursdayLast day of Classes – Farewell Festa for Intensive Italian and Archaeology Program Participants
July 1, FridayBuses Depart for Rome Fiumicino Airport for Intensive Italian and Archaeology Program Participants

Summer Session Two 2022 
July 1, FridayDeparture from U.S.
July 2, SaturdayArrivals in Rome and transfer to hotel in Perugia – Welcome Dinner
July 3, SundayHousing – Open House at Umbra
July 5, SundayOrientation Day – Walking tour of Perugia – Open House – Safety and orientation meeting for ALL students
July 4, Monday-ThursdayClasses Begin
July 28, ThursdayLast day of Classes
July 29, Friday Program Ends – Farewell Festa
July 30 Buses Depart for Rome Fiumicino Airport