Benvenuti! Now that you have been accepted to the Umbra Institute, you may already have started to prepare for your departure. Going abroad is a big step and certain aspects may seem overwhelming. In this portion of the website you will find practical information to help you get ready for an exciting, challenging, and fulfilling semester.
Along with your acceptance email, you should have received a Post-Acceptance Checklist containing extensive information about your need for a visa. Please consult this document and contact Umbra staff if you have any questions.
We ask all students who have already applied to complete the following forms if they did not do so in their initial application:
1. Complete the Course Request Form (only if you need to request changes to your previously submitted course selections)
2. Complete the Housing Request Form
If you have already completed these forms in paper format and sent them to the admissions office, you can rest assured they have been received. If you would like to make any changes, please resubmit the forms online. The most recent forms we receive will replace previous versions.
3. Read the Student Handbook
If you have been accepted to the program and have sent the required deposit, we ask that you read carefully and fully the Student Handbook. If you have not already received via email, you may download it from this site. Please contact us at [email protected] for a password to access the download page.
The Pre-Departure Student Guide contains nearly all the information and advice you need to prepare yourself for your study abroad experience. However, it is not at all unusual for students to have many questions and concerns not addressed in the Guide. We encourage you, your parents, and relatives, to contact us with any questions.
Email: [email protected]
Telephone (from the US): 011-39-075-5734595
Fax (from the US): 011-39-075-5737033
The Institute is open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am to 3.30 pm Italian time. Please remember that we are six hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern Standard Time before calling. After hours, you may leave a message.
4. Register for the Optional Trip
If you would like to participate in the Optional Trip, we ask that you register in advance to reserve your space. All Umbra trips fill-up completely each semester.
5. Check the Calendar
Check the calendar in the Pre-Departure Student Guide for key dates such as arrival, departure, mid-terms, semester break, final exams, etc. Please ask all friends and relatives to visit during the break if they intend to stay significantly longer than a weekend. See the visiting Perugia link for more information.
6. Download and Print the Parent Guidebook
Please make certain that your parents or relatives have read and retained a copy of the Parent Guidebook prior to your departure.
7. Download the Umbra Institute App and the Umbra App User Manual
The Umbra Institute App is our main way of communicating with you. With the App, you can receive important notifications; get in touch with faculty, Umbra staff, and fellow classmates; view and sign-up for upcoming events; check out essential locations and local discounts in Perugia, and more!
The Umbra Institute App is available to download on Google Play and the App Store. After downloading the App, your request for access will be approved as your study abroad experience at Umbra approaches.