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Arcadia University: Umbra Institute

Perugia, Italy



Located in the heart of Italy, the Umbra Institute in Perugia provides a university town atmosphere in a small, hilltop city. The university itself is situated in the historic center of the city and is surround by colorful cafes, restaurants, museums and art galleries. During your term abroad, you can choose from a variety of courses totaling 14 to 18 credits per semester. Along with coursework, the program involves field trips to other historic Italian cities and extracurricular activities, allowing students to fully experience all that Italy has to offer. Community engagement opportunities are also available through the Umbra Institute, including academic internships, service-learning projects and volunteer opportunities. You will be housed in student apartments or flats located a short distance from Umbra's facilities.

Visit the sponsor's program website for more information.


Program budget

Consult the affiliate program website for a current budget.

Students on most MU affiliated programs are billed for 13 MU credit hours for a semester (six for summer) according to the regular MU billing schedule. Regular MU tuition is paid directly to MU, and then is forwarded by the International Center to the affiliated program sponsor on the student's behalf. Non-Missouri resident students are assessed non-resident tuition fees, which are not forwarded to the affiliated program. Students pay any costs beyond the MU educational fees directly to the affiliated program sponsor. For more information, see the Affiliated Program Billing Worksheet. (Undergraduate participants on the CIMBA program should speak with their study abroad adviser regarding program billing.)

Financial Aid Information

If you are awarded financial aid for study abroad, it will be applied to your MU account according to the regular financial aid disbursement schedule. Reminder: You must be enrolled in study abroad and have completed the required financial aid forms for study abroad in order to be considered for aid.

Because non-resident tuition charges apply, MU students should be eligible to use non-resident scholarship towards the program costs.

Dates and Deadlines

Term Application Deadline* Program Start Program End
Academic Year 2017 02/15/2017
Fall 2017 02/15/2017 05/19/2017 06/24/2017
Summer 2017 03/27/2017
Spring 2018 09/20/2017 01/05/2018 04/27/2018
Academic Year 2018 02/15/2018
Fall 2018 02/15/2018
Summer 2018 02/15/2018

* Note that the application and decision dates above are for MU requirements. Affiliated programs will have their own application deadlines.


We are delighted that you are applying to study abroad. This is the first step of your journey, and while there is a lot to do, it should not be overwhelming. Once you apply for the program, you will have an electronic checklist to help you through the process. In addition, our study abroad staff are available to answer your questions.

Affiliate requirements

All students studying abroad on an MU affiliated program must both apply directly to the program sponsor and complete all MU requirements (outlined below) for study abroad. Visit the affiliated program website for more information about their application requirements.

MU requirements

  1. Meet with the MU International Center study abroad adviser listed in the program snapshot if you have any questions.
  2. Start an application in using the button below if you are an MU student. Once you have started an application, you can return to it later by logging in to myStudyAbroad (see the button at the top of the page).
  3. Complete the MU requirements. There will be several documents that need to be completed, including:
    • Material submissions - Printable forms which require the physical submission of materials, such as the Course Proposal for Study Abroad PDF link.
    • Signature documents - Items you may digitally sign (if you are over 18 years of age) to indicate your agreement and understanding.
    • Application questionnaires - Items that you complete and submit electronically online.
  4. Participants in MU affiliated programs who plan to apply financial aid to the cost of their program must submit a completed Financial Planning Worksheet to the Office of Student Financial Aid.