Welcome Wisconsin students! Last summer a group of Madison students took 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. The course was taught by Madison professor Ernesto Livorni, who this summer will be teaching both “Food in the History of Italian Literature and Culture” and “Leonardo da Vinci: Renaissance Man and Modern Myth.” While the courses last year were engaging, students also had ample time on the weekend to travel elsewhere in Europe. Are you ready to experience Perugia for yourself?
Academics. Wisconsin students can either take one or both of Professor Livorni’s course, or opt to take a second 3-credit course for no extra charge. The summer session lasts 5 weeks of May and June in 2014. Courses are in English, so no Italian language proficiency is required. Courses are twice a week, with no classes on Friday. See a list of standard summer courses here: Summer course offerings.
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 Wisconsin 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 Livorni.
“I didn’t know it was possible to fall in love with a place until I studied abroad in Perugia. Everything from the city itself to the wonderful people in it made my experience better than I could have ever imagined. I really couldn’t have asked for a better experience.”
Please feel free to contact Kim to ask about her experience!
“Trust me: Perugia is the PERFECT Italian study abroad destination, and the Umbra Institute gives you all the tools you need to make the most of your study abroad experience.”
Please feel free to email Ryan to ask about his experience!