Welcome Madison students! Take advantage of the Umbra Institute’s incredible location in Perugia, Italy to complete courses that count toward your majors, all while studying abroad and living in the real Italy. Samantha Merriman, a Madison doctoral student in Economics, will be teaching a course entitled “Selling Well-Being: The Economics of Food” in the Spring semester of 2014.
Academics. Madison students take Professor Merriman’s course, an Italian class, and either one or two other courses in disciplines like Business, Film Studies, PoliSci, or Food Studies. Courses are in English (no Italian language proficiency is required) and meet twice a week, with no classes on Friday. While the courses are engaging, students also have ample time on the weekend to travel elsewhere in Europe. Are you ready to experience Perugia for yourself?
Student Life. The Umbra Institute hosts between 100 and 150 American and Italian college students each semester from colleges & universities across the U.S. and in Perugia. Housing is provided for all students in shared apartments within a 5-minute walk of the Institute. There is no meal plan, but apartments are furnished with full kitchens. They also have WiFi access and wireless internet is provided for free at the Umbra Institute and in many locations around Perugia.
Want to know how to apply? The Umbra Institute is an affordable option for Madison students. To learn more about the fees for studying abroad, fill out this form for more information, with no obligation. It will go directly to Professor Merriman.