PERUGIA: CIS

Perugia, Italy

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Dates

  • Fall Semester - General Studies: Early September - Mid December; Italian Language and Culture: Late August - Mid December
  • Spring Semester - early January - late April
  • Summer 1 Semester - Late May - Late June (General Studies Program); Late May - Mid July (Intensive Language Track)

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 1
  • Spring Semester - October 1
  • Summer 1 Semester - March 1

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The Umbra Institute provides fall, spring, and summer programs in the medieval city of Perugia, Italy. Students can choose from a variety of courses with integrated field trips to famous Italian cities and sites, community engagement opportunities outside of the classroom, and extra-curricular activities.

Perugia serves as the ideal backdrop for 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 since Rome, Florence, Siena, Assisi, and Cortona lie only a short distance away.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador from this program for more information!
-Megan Beaver, CIS Perugia Spring 2013; beaver.m@husky.neu.edu

 

Courses

  • Semester: Students enroll in 4 courses for a total of 16 NU credits. Students must enroll in at least one course in Italian language or an elective course taught in Italian for advanced students.

The General Studies Program offers a variety of courses in art history, studio arts, international marketing, psychology, political science, creative writing, and more.

  • Summer: Students enroll in 2 courses for a total of 8 NU credits.

General Studies Summer Program offers students the opportunity to choose one or two courses from a diverse list of offerings each summer.

Intensive Italian through Culture Program is a six-week intensive language course. Students can select from the following four levels: elementary, intermediate, intermediate-advanced, and advanced. The program consists of full-time study coupled with rich co-curricular, cultural activities.

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Host University

The Umbra Institute maintains two central locations in Perugia, offers a wide variety of courses, and hosts nearly 400 students from more than 100 U.S. colleges and universities annually, including Italian students from the local Universita’ degli Studi di Perugia. Perugia is the capital of Umbra, and with over 30,000 students, it’s a big university town in a small Italian city. Perugia boasts numerous cultural events, among them world-famous jazz and chocolate festivals.

Community engagement is the guiding philosophy behind all Umbra academic programs. Each semester. Students may choose from academic internships and service learning projects to volunteering, and many more co- and extra-curricular activities. Co-Op opportunities are available and designed specifically for NU students.

For more information, visit the Umbra Institute website and watch the series of short videos about various aspects of the Umbra experience on the YouTube channel Umbraviews.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.75
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility
  • For the service-learning program, students should have relevant experience to write about in their personal statement

Application Procedure

    • Completed OISP online application
    • Completed CIS online application
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page

      Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • Official Transcripts
    • Academic Reference (Download form from the CIS website)
    • Course Selection form (Download form from the CIS website)
    • Personal Statement ( See CIS website for guildlines)
    • Northeastern University students should not pay the $200 application deposit
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Cost

Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $TBD

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($TBD), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Italy, Perugia: CIS General Studies Study Abroad Program Budget (Semester)

 

Summer 1 2015: $10,909

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,634) and International Security and Emergency Support ($275). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution.NU tuition will cover lab fees abroad, however NU tuition does not cover materials, equipment or field trips. Please consult the relevant course syllabus for a general idea of what is required for each class, though some details may change over time. Costs vary from term to term. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Italy, Perugia: CIS General Studies Study Abroad Program Budget (Summer)

 

Italy, Perugia: CIS Intensive Italian Through Culture Study Abroad Program Budget (Summer)

 

Accommodations

General Studies students are housed in shared apartments located close to the Umbra Institute in the city center of Perugia. All apartments are fully furnished with kitchen utensils and linens as well as equipped with Wi-Fi internet. As there is no meal plan, students are encouraged to shop and cook for themselves.

Destination

The Umbra Institute maintains two central locations in Perugia, offers a wide variety of courses, and hosts nearly 400 students from more than 100 U.S. colleges and universities annually, including Italian students from the local Universita’ degli Studi di Perugia. Perugia is the capital of Umbra, and with over 30,000 students, it’s a big university town in a small Italian city. Perugia boasts numerous cultural events, among them world-famous jazz and chocolate festivals.

Community engagement is the guiding philosophy behind all Umbra academic programs. Each semester. Students may choose from academic internships and service learning projects to volunteering, and many more co- and extra-curricular activities. Co-Op opportunities are available and designed specifically for NU students, however students must work with the international co-op office at NU for such opportunities.

For more information, visit the Umbra Institute website and watch the series of short videos about various aspects of the Umbra experience on the YouTube channel Umbraviews.