Summer Session One consists of a five-week academic program that offers a variety of exciting courses in art history, food studies, film studies, psychology, studio arts, and more.
One of the advantages of studying abroad in Italy during the summer is the vibrant cultural life that students enjoy at this particular time of year. Perugia, as well as neighboring cities in Umbria and Tuscany, turn into open-air settings for a large number of activities and events, including concerts, festivals, and traditional holiday celebrations.
Choose freely from among the Umbra summer course offerings
selecting either the one-course, or the two-course program. All
courses are taught in English and include a variety of co-curricular
activities and excursions. See course descriptions for details.
Nearly all Umbra courses have co-curricular excursions throughout Umbria,
Tuscany, and central Italy. Students often express that some of their favorite
academic field trips involve exploring the mysteries of ancient art, the craft of
artisan wine production, and the wonders of Italian food culture.
Umbra also offers a wide variety of activities each summer including
social mixers, tandem language exchange, pizza and pasta nights, gelato
tastings, cooking classes, day and overnight trips and more!
1416 Renaissance Festival (June)
Coppa Perugia Classic Car Rally (June)
Umbria Jazz Festival (July)
Summer Session Dates 2023
May 19th arrival – June 24th departure
One-Course Program – $4,975.00
Two-Course Program – $5,975.00
As Umbra offers a limited number of summer courses, they usually fill up quickly and courses are subscribed on a first-come-first-serve basis. Therefore, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible to ensure they get their first choice selections.
Interested in staying in Italy a bit longer next summer? Join us for both Summer Sessions I and II for a total of more than 9 weeks in Italy and earn up to 9 credits. Contact us for dual summer session financial aid.
Summer Scholarships and grants are also available to all Spring 2020, Summer 2020 and Spring 2021 applicants affected by the COVID-19 crisis. If you applied for any of these terms, you qualify for these special incentives.