Spend a summer studying in Perugia, “the big university town in a small Italian city.” On Summer in Perugia, immerse yourself in Italian culture and learn both in and beyond the classroom. 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.
Summer in Perugia offers:
Custom study abroad experience - You choose the study abroad program that best suits your academic needs and personal interests. Whether you want to study a variety of courses in the General Studies Program or focus exclusively on Italian in the Intensive Italian through Culture Program with a wide variety of cultural activities, there is the right fit for you.
Study in the heart of Italy in a college town -One of Italy's biggest college towns, Perugia is a city filled with many restaurants, jazz cafes, cinemas, museums, and theaters.
One of Italy's art and cultural centers - Perugia has a rich tradition of art and artists. Check out 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 have the option of participating in CISabroad social dinners, excursions, cultural activities, sporting events, and explore the city's historical sites.
World-famous chocolate and gelato - Perugia is famous for chocolate. People migrate to Perugia every October for the Eurochocolate Festival. The Perugians have also mastered the beloved dessert, gelato.
Get a head start with our Maymester in Perugia program - If your academic calendar allows, you're opting for the "Intensive Language through Culture" Summer in Perugia program, and you're interested in getting a great foundation in Perugia and around much of Italy, consider our Maymester in Perugia program.