Welcome SBU students! Every semester Saint Bonaventure students take advantage of the Umbra Institute’s incredible location in Perugia, Italy to complete courses that count towards their majors, all while studying abroad and living in the real Italy. 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?
Academics. SBU students must take an Italian class and three or four other electives. Elective courses are in English, so no Italian language proficiency is required. Courses are twice a week, with no classes on Friday. The semesters are from September to December, and from January to April.
Student Life. The Umbra Institute hosts between 100 and 150 American and Italian college students each semester from colleges and 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.
Ready to apply? SBU students must first be approved by their study abroad office. Fill in the form below and we will give you more info on the program and help you out with the application process.
The Umbra Institute is an affordable option for Bonaventure students. To learn more about the fees for studying abroad, contact us below.