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  • Locations: Perugia, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Advisor:
Emily Ostenson
Who Can Apply?:
UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study:
Archaeology, Art, Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, Education, Film Studies, Food & Culture, History, International Business, International Relations, Italian Studies, Management, Marketing, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Studio Art, Sustainability Studies
Host Institution:
The Umbra Institute
Language(s) of Instruction:
English, Italian
Program Provider:
CIS
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Housing:
Apartment
Minimum Class Standing:
2nd Sem Sophomore
Application Includes:
CIS application
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Program Description:
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Program Information:
This Semester in Perugia program offers great academics in a beautiful, traditional city. You’ll study at the Umbra Institute, a top-ranked but small university in Italy. Thanks to small class sizes, you’ll get one-on-one attention as you embark on some truly unique course offerings or an independent study. A quarter of Perugia’s 160,000 residents are college students, making it a fun and youthful place to live. There are countless restaurants, jazz cafés, cinemas, museums, and theaters to visit. It’s easy to explore other towns and cities in Italy, including Tuscany, Rome, and Florence.


Look forward to all of this:
  • A sustainable and community-focused Institution
  • One-day and one-weekend excursions
  • World-class restaurants and buzzing nightlife
  • Host of one of Europe's largest chocolate festivals
  • Local trips to explore art and culture
  • Homestay option with a local Italian family
Location:
What's not to love about Perugia? You'll get all the perks of a big university town nestled in a quaint Italian city. From the hilltop overlooking Perugia, you'll see ancient walls, medieval churches, Renaissance architecture, and Baroque palaces. In addition to the old-world charm, Perugia thrives as a modern city with jazz cafés, museums, art exhibits, and more.

You’ll never tire of this enchanting city, which has numerous festivals throughout the year. Mark your calendars for: The Eurochocolate Festival (October); the Umbria Jazz Festival (July); the International Journalism Festival (April); and, the Festival dei Due Mondi (June and July) in nearby Spoleto.

Discover the best of Italy while living in Perugia. As a local, you can zip to the ancient town of Spello or take a ferry ride to the islands of Lake Trasimeno. Stay in town to attend a soccer match or people-watch in front of the Fontana Maggiore. Nestled in the cobblestone corridors, you'll find many artisan shops selling truffles, chocolates, and other hand-crafted treasures from the hills of Umbria. When you're feeling adventurous, traveling from central Italy by train is a breeze. Rome, Florence, Siena, Assisi, and Cortona are only a short distance away.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 05/01/2018 ** Varies 08/24/2018 04/26/2019
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.
Fall 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies 08/24/2018 12/15/2018
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 01/04/2019 04/26/2019
Calendar Year 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.