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Language of Instruction: English, Italitan Housing: Apartment
Program Length: Academic Year, Semester Program Type: Study Abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Class Status: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

Arcadia University at Umbra Institute 

AT A GLANCE/LOCATION | PROGRAM TERM | AREAS OF STUDY  |  COURSE INFORMATION  |  HOUSING INFORMATION  |  COSTS |  STUDENT LIFE  | APPLICATION PROCESS  |  STAFF CONTACT



AT A GLANCE/LOCATION

Often called ‘the big university town in a small Italian city,’ Perugia is the home of the Umbra Institute, which offers a variety of courses for study abroad students. They are peppered with academic field study to famous Italian cities and sites, community engagement opportunities, internship courses (internship placement areas include the Fair Trade sector, Museums, and Education) and extracurricular activities to take you out of the classroom and into the real Italy. These opportunities range from assisting at a family farm to doll making for UNICEF. 

Perugia’s hilltop location serves as the ideal backdrop for your study - Rich in art, architecture, and historical significance, it is internationally recognized as a city of learning.

Pre-Requisites for Program/Eligibility

Arcadia required a  2.5 GPA to be considered for this program but recommends a 2.75 GPA. 
PROGRAM TERM 

SPRING SEMESTER: Late August - Mid December 
SPRING SEMESTER:Early January - Late April
ACADEMIC YEAR: Late August - Late April
AREAS OF STUDY 
  • Art
  • Business
  • Creative Writing
  • Economics
  • Film 
  • Histroy
  • Italian Language 
  • Literature
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion / Theology
  • Sociology
  •  

COURSE INFORMATION 

Click here to browse course offerings.

 
HOUSING INFORMATION 

At the Umbra Institute, you will have some housing options. Most students will stay in student apartments or flats, which afford a high degree of independence and allow you to experience university life as Italian students would. General Studies students will live with other Umbra students while Direct Enrollment students will be housed with other international or Italian students in either single or double rooms. Home stays are available upon request. All apartments include wifi access, linens, and shared kitchen facilities where you can prepare your own meals.
 

COSTS

1. Administrative Fee: $150


2. Belmont Tuition:

Students will first pay Belmont tuition. The provider will then charge Belmont for the cost of the program. Belmont will pay for the program using the student's tuition. If the provider program costs more than Belmont tuition, the student will be charged the amount that is above and beyond Belmont tuition. If the provider program costs less than Belmont tuition, the student will only be billed Belmont tuition. 


3. Airfare:
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel.It is recommended that students wait to be accepted fully into their program before booking their airfare. 

4. Other 
  • Visas may require a fee. To read more about visas click here.
  • Optional Excursions with Arcadia
  • Personal Expenses
 
STUDENT LIFE

Beyond the unique location, community engagement is the guiding philosophy behind all Umbra academic programs. Thanks to the small size of the city, students are able to experience first-hand a real integration into Italian culture and the way of life, combining challenging academic learning with an authentic interaction with the local community. Through these interactions, students discover that giving back to the host community is one of the most rewarding outcomes of their time abroad.

The real and visible impact of these efforts includes intercultural exchange, language acquisition, and new friendships. Students may choose from academic internships and service learning projects to volunteering, Co-Ops, and more. For more visit Umbra Community Engagement Abroad and Umbra's YouTube channel, Umbraviews.​
APPLICATION PROCESS

Dates and Deadlines

All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
  • Spring Semester Programs: October 15
  • Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 1 
How to Apply

1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.

This program has a two-step application process:
 
Step 1) Belmont’s Study Abroad Office application, which requires:
  • Passport photocopy
  • Online questionnaires
  • Signature documents 
Step 2) The Provider application, to be completed SIMULTANEOUSLY with Step 1:
  • You must submit the provider application and all requested documents directly to the provider by the Belmont Abroad Office deadline, regardless of the deadlines set by the provider organization.
  • Instructions for completing the provider application will be provided on your Belmont Abroad Office application. You should contact the provider directly if you have further questions about the application.
  • Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted both the Belmont application and the provider application. 

STAFF CONTACT

Bonnie Marschner  

Office of Study Abroad JAAC 1009
bonnie.marschner@belmont.edu
 
 

Italian Language and Culture Summer, Lecce

Program Overview

Based at the renowned Lecce cooperative, Officine Cantelmo, this program emphasizes cultural learning through crafts, dance, folk traditions and excursions.

Located at the Centro Linguistico d'Ateneo, you will be in the heart of Lecce's old city center, which will enhance your opportunity to immerse yourself in the local community.

Arcadia's Approach

Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:

  • Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad

  • Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!

  • Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.

  • Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 12 countries worldwide

  • Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.

Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.

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Umbra Institute

Program Overview

The Umbra Institute is a renowned institution located in the heart of the historic city of Perugia, halfway between Rome and Florence.

There are a variety of curricular options to choose from, from direct enrollment, a focus on field research, an honors track or a general studies option. You may take courses in either English or Italian, depending on your level of proficiency.

Arcadia's Approach

Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:

  • Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad

  • Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!

  • Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.

  • Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 12 countries worldwide

  • Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.

Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/23/2019 12/15/2019

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