Summer Programs in Perugia
Discover Italy • Earn Credits • Travel Europe

Summer Session I
May 17
(arrival) – June 22 (departure), 2024

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.


Build Your Own Program

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.

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Field Trips & Activities

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!


Dates, Fees & Deadlines

Summer Session Dates 2024
May 17th arrival – June 22th departure

Program Fees
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Application Deadline
March 15


Apply Early!

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.