Anthropology, Business, Classical Studies, Creative Writing, Economics, Environmental Studies, European Cultural Studies, Film, Television and Interactive Media, Fine Arts: History of Arts, Fine Arts: Studio Arts, History, Italian Studies, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies
The Umbra Institute is located in the heart of Perugia, in the 15th century Palazzo degli Oddi, a palace that is still owned to this day by descendants of Italian nobility. This spectacular palazzo is adorned with magnificent neoclassical paintings and frescoed ceilings. In addition to the Palazzo's Renaissance splendor, it is replete with modern resources and amenities including a library, computer labs with unlimited internet access, classrooms, and student lounge.
The three program options in Perugia are designed to accommodate a wide variety of student needs and expectations. Whether you are looking to immerse yourself in the Italian language (Full Immersion Program at the University of Perugia's Università per Stranieri), to learn Italian while pursuing courses in art, political science, history and culture taught in English (Umbra Institutes General Studies Program--including honors courses for qualified students), or to carry out independent research under the guidance and supervision of expert faculty (Independent Research program), there are program options to fit your curricular interests and the requirements of a broad range of home schools.
Upon arrival in Perugia, you will meet the Arcadia and Umbra Institute staff; participate in a comprehensive orientation; and move into your housing. You'll be placed in an Italian language course based on your existing proficiency in Italian, so whether you have never taken a course, or speak at an advanced level, your time at the Umbra Institute will be an important opportunity to improve your language skills. All students enrolling in the Arcadia program in Perugia will be expected to attend orientation. At this time, academic contracts are signed, expectations are established, basic cultural differences are explained, and practical matters such as internet access, cell phone service, banking, health and safety, rules of conduct, housing issues and emergency contact information are discussed.
Fall Semester and Academic Year: April 20
Spring Semester: October 1
*A full course load on this program is 16 credits.Please note that internships may not be approved on this program due to insufficient hours in an internship placement. Please be in touch with the Brandeis Office of Study Abroad for further details.
Students wanting to apply to this program must submit two applications:
to the Brandeis Office of Study Abroad. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website in order to obtain more information about internal application process, advising hours, academic credit, and financial aid transfer.
to the external program listed above. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website for more information on commonaly asked questions about the external application process like deadlines, program approval forms, paying deposits, etc...
Students interested in learning more about (other) study abroad scholarship opportunities should visit the scholarship section of the Brandeis study abroad website.
*Please note that all information is subject to change.
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