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Contemporary Challenges Credits

Umbra Institute (Italy)

Perugia, Italy

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
Aug 28, 2020
Apr 30, 2021
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
Jan 08, 2021
Apr 30, 2021
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
Italian
No
No
No
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Junior
Second semester Sophomore
Senior
3.0 for 1st Semester Sophomores|2.75
Credits

12-18

Program Advisor

The Program

Study abroad in the heart of Italy, engaging with the community and immersing in the culture.

Umbra Institute has a robust catalog of academics, including courses in: Food and Sustainability, Music and Fine Arts, STEM, and Multicultural Psychology, to name a few. There are also options for students to partner with the distinguished faculty at Umbra to complete independent research projects and students with advanced Italian language skills can take classes directly at the University of Perugia (Università di Perugia). Whether in a homestay or a student apartment, all students are housed close to the city center so that they can participate in the bustling theater and music scene, service-learning or internships, and the world famous festivals—be sure not to miss Eurochocolate!

Students with intermediate level Italian skills will be excited by Umbra’s innovative iCourses.

These seminars are taught in English with hour-long sections taught exclusively in Italian!


 

Program Locations

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Umbra Institute

Italy

Perugia

Situated between Rome and Florence, Perugia is the capital city of the region Umbria, which is nicknamed The Green Heart of Italy (il cuore verde d’Italia). With rolling hills and sweeping landscapes, Etruscan temples, and 16th century palazzos, it’s no wonder so many international students call Perugia home during their academic career. While studying at the Umbra Institute, students will be genuinely engaged with their spectacular environment. With options to enroll in community and service-learning based courses, participate in volunteer programs, and obtain internships, 95% of the student body has a direct connection with the Perugian community. Umbra hosts sporting events, art and music exhibitions, excursions and tours, and many more events are presented in tandem with the Università di Perugia. Because Perugia is less of a tourist destination, students will have ample opportunity to hone their Italian language skills. Combine that with the rigorous curriculum taught in both English and Italian and the language exchange program, students of all speaking levels will feel challenged and supported at the Umbra Institute.

Academics

Umbra has a robust catalog of academic offerings, including Food and Sustainability, Music and Fine Arts, STEM, and Multicultural Psychology, to name a few. All students are required to enroll in one course in the Italian language -- the Institute offers Italian at all levels from beginner to advance. Students may then choose freely from the wide variety of elective courses available. In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Umbra Institute website.  Students with intermediate level Italian skills will be excited by Umbra’s innovative iCourses.  These literature, media, and sociology seminars are taught in English, but with hour-long sections taught exclusively in Italian!  

There are also options for students to partner with the distinguished faculty at Umbra to complete independent research projects, and students with advanced Italian language skills may also take classes directly at the University of Perugia (Università di Perugia).  

The Rutgers New Brunswick Italian department has created a list of Umbra Institute's courses and their Rutgers equivalencies.  Please contact the Italian department for their pre-approved list.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to both Umbra Institute and Rutgers University.  That means you will need to take at least 12 credits each semester. The credit translation system between Umbra Institute and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at Umbra Institute will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript.  It is not possible to take classes not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the Umbra Institute web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the program dates have been confirmed.

Fall Semester

Mid-August

Mid-December

Spring Semester

Early January

Late April

Housing and Meals

Homestays or apartments — students can live with international students, Italian students, American students, or a mix.  Students can purchase a meal plan at one of the neighboring university, to have use of their lunch-time cafeteria.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $15,460
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance
     

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,300
Meals $2,500
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $56
Books and Classroom Materials $200
Local Transportation $250
Personal Expenses $3,000
Total $7,306.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost per semester $14,480
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,300
Meals $5,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $56
Books and Classroom Materials $400
Local Transportation $500
Personal Expenses $6,000
Total $13,256.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $15,460
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,300
Meals $2,500
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $56
Books and Classroom Materials $200
Local Transportation $250
Personal Expenses $3,000
Total $7,306.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Several scholarships are available with various application criteria.  For more information please visit the NAIF website.