Italy summer group in Spoleto, Italy

Italy | Perugia

The goal of this summer study abroad program in Italy is to offer LVC students the opportunity to engage with the culture, language, and lifestyle of Italy in the small, historic city of Perugia.

Perugia is a vibrant city full of old-world charm and cobblestone streets in its beautiful historic center. The center is known for its picturesque outdoor cafés along the pedestrian thoroughfare Corso Vannucci and the beautiful Fontana Maggiore in Piazza 4 Novembre.

Students will take classes with other American students who are participating in the Umbra Institute’s regular summer study abroad program. Perugia is a day trip away from Rome, and Italy is bordered by France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia, so independent travel on the weekends can take you to exciting new European countries.

Program Details

Program cost for Summer 2024 is $4,900 and will include:

  • Tuition (6 credits)
  • Housing with other LVC students
  • Excursions and cultural activities
  • Foreign emergency medical insurance

Meals, airfare/travel, and personal expenses are not included in the program cost.

Study abroad grant funding is available based on eligibility. In addition, this program may be eligible for limited financial aid. Please read the 2023–24 Summer Financial Aid Application instructions on the Financial Aid website for additional information and submit an application to the Financial Aid Office.

Summer Study in Perugia 2024 dates are May 16–June 22

Application Deadline: February 1

  • Applications must be accompanied by a deposit payment of $200 (non-refundable after February 1).
  • Remaining balance is due March 15

Students will earn a total of six credits and fulfill one Immersive Experience (IME) requirement through a mandatory course instructed by an LVC faculty director, and an elective course taught by the host institute.

Write Away in Italy: Creative Nonfiction (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Holly Wendt
Explore Italy through your senses, memories, and experiences! Through a combination of reading, writing, and experiential learning, students will learn about and experiment with travel writing, reflective writing, and other modes of creative nonfiction. Students will engage in cooking workshops and tastings, stadium tours, museum visits and street art in Central Italy. Students have the option to enroll in the course to fulfill a CTW requirement or without.

ELECTIVE COURSE (3 credits): Students will select one course from the summer course offerings at The Umbra Institute including Italian language, art history, food and culture, archeology, and literature course offerings. All courses contain excursions or service-learning opportunities. Browse summer course selections at


  • Students from any major who are in good social and academic standing with a minimum of a 2.75 GPA may apply.


  • Day trip to Spoleto
  • Di Filippo Winery visit
  • Cooking workshop
  • Guided tour of local soccer stadium and calcio museo
  • Other local places of interest