Colorado College Block 8 in Italy
April 21 to May 16, 2018
Welcome Colorado College students! This extraordinary opportunity lets students get to know the “real Italy,” introducing them to Italian culture in the best way possible—through its films and language! Spending three and a half memorable weeks in a historic city, Under the mentorship of Colorado College professors Michael O’Riley and Amanda Minervini, students will be introduced to Italy in Perugia, a big university town in a small Italian city.
A Big University Town in a Small Italian City. Colorado College students will take advantage of the Umbra Institute’s beautiful location in historic Perugia, Italy, to complete courses that count towards their majors, all while studying abroad and living in the real Italy. While the courses will be engaging, students will also have ample time on the weekend to travel elsewhere in Europe.
Academics. Colorado College students can take one or two of the three courses offered. The Block 8 session lasts three and a half weeks, with students arriving on April 21 and classes running from April 23 to May 16, 2017.
Live like an Italian: Learn to appreciate the Italian lifestyle. Umbra provides students with shared apartments within a 5-minute walk of the Institute, allowing for innumerable opportunities to enjoy mid-day siestas, eat a panino on the fountain steps, and walk the city center like a native. There is no meal plan, but apartments are furnished with full kitchens so that you can try to duplicate your favorite new Italian dish. WiFi is provided both within the Institute and in each student apartment.
- Airport transfer to and from Perugia-Rome
- On-site orientation led by staff to help you settle into Perugia
- On-site Resident Director
- Accommodations: shared housing in comfortable apartments with wifi within five minutes walking from classes. Faculty member housed nearby.
- Access to Umbra Institute Facilities: computer lab, library, student lounge.
- Academics: Three and a half weeks (Block 8) at Umbra Institute plus cultural activities & field trips
To learn more about the course, contact Professors Minervini and O’Riley by filling out the form below.
“My ultimate goal for study abroad was to fully immerse myself into the culture and “do as the Italians do.” Perugia seemed to be the perfect place to do that, and I was definitely not wrong!”
“Perugia is one of those places that is so authentic that it seems like it cannot be real. From the cobblestone streets to the accordion players on every corner, to the delicious pizzerias and laid-back Italians conversing everywhere, it is a place I will never forget – and my first taste of real, true, authentic Italy. Perugia was a place that made my summer absolutely magical.”
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Pictures from Studying Abroad in Perugia, Italy
Here you can see the main square in Perugia. The beautiful fountain and the entrance of Umbra Institute.