Often called "the big university town in a small Italian city," Perugia is the home of the Umbra Institute, which offers fall, spring, and summer programs. Students can choose from a variety of courses, academic field trips to famous Italian cities and sites, community engagement opportunities, and extra-curricular activities that take you outside of the classroom and into the real Italy!
Perugia's hilltop location serves as the ideal backdrop for your study abroad in Italy. Rich in art, architecture, and historical significance, it is internationally recognized as a city of learning. The ancient city is surrounded by the rolling hills of Umbria and Tuscany. While lying off the beaten path, travel from Perugia is easy as Rome, Florence, Siena, Assisi, and Cortona lie only a short distance away.
Study in the heart of Italy in a college town- Perugia is one of Italy's biggest college towns, a city of approximately 160,000 with 40,000 students filling the many restaurants, jazz cafes, cinemas, museums, and theaters. Want to travel in Italy and abroad? It's easy as Perugia is only a few hours from Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan and has a local airport.
Get involved!- Community engagment opportunities at the Umbra Institute vary from academic internships
to community-based psychology research, service learning projects, volunteering, and more.
One of Italy's art and cultural centers - Perugia has a rich tradition of art and artists. Check out of the masterpieces at the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, explore antiquities like the Etruscan Arch, or visit the beautiful churches and secular buildings that grace the city. There's no better place to study Italian!
Student activities and excursions - In addition to the numerous Umbra events, activities, and academic field trips, you can participate in any of CISabroad's social dinners, excursions, and cultural activities. Be sure to also check out Perugia's sporting events, and explore the city's historical sites.