|Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Pre-Approved Courses||View Sample|
|Restrictions:||Chapman applicants only|
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|Program Type:||Semester / Year Abroad||What Financial Aid Applies?:||All Current Aid|
|Language of Instruction:||English, Italian||Language Study Requirement:||No|
|Prereq. Language Study:||None||Recommended for Chapman Majors:||Art, Creative Writing, English, History, Political Science & Peace Studies, Psychology|
Study at the Umbra Institute
The Umbra Institute is located in the heart of Perugia, in the 15th century Palazzo degli Oddi, a palace that is still owned to this day by descendants of Italian nobility. This spectacular palazzo is adorned with magnificent neoclassical paintings and frescoed ceilings. In addition to the Palazzo's Renaissance splendor, it is replete with modern resources and amenities including a library, computer labs with unlimited internet access, classrooms, and student lounge.
The three program options in Perugia are designed to accommodate a wide variety of student needs and expectations. Whether you are looking to immerse yourself in the Italian language (Full Immersion Program at the University of Perugia's Università per Stranieri), to learn Italian while pursuing courses in art, political science, history and culture taught in English (Umbra Institutes General Studies Program--including honors courses for qualified students), or to carry out independent research under the guidance and supervision of expert faculty (Independent Research program), there are program options to fit your curricular interests and the requirements of a broad range of home schools.
Upon arrival in Perugia, you will meet the Arcadia and Umbra Institute staff; participate in a comprehensive orientation; and move into your housing. You'll be placed in an Italian language course based on your existing proficiency in Italian, so whether you have never taken a course, or speak at an advanced level, your time at the Umbra Institute will be an important opportunity to improve your language skills. All students enrolling in the Arcadia program in Perugia will be expected to attend orientation. At this time, academic contracts are signed, expectations are established, basic cultural differences are explained, and practical matters such as internet access, cell phone service, banking, health and safety, rules of conduct, housing issues and emergency contact information are discussed.
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Chapman University maintains a record of the courses that previous Study Abroad students have taken, and the equivalent Chapman credit that was granted for each course. To view the course equivalencies for this program, click “View Sample” under Pre-Approved Courses at the top of this brochure page. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all courses available at the institution. You may view the entire course catalog for Umbra Institute here. Students are encouraged to propose additional or revised equivalencies during the application process, which will be evaluated by the appropriate academic units on campus.
Credit and Grading Transfer
Credits from the Umbra Institute will transfer as follows:
Credit at Umbra Institute
Credit at Chapman
Students must enroll in the equivalent of 12-18 Chapman credits.
Grades will transfer according to the US scale.
All courses must be graded. Classes taken as ‘Pass/Fail’ will not be accepted, with the exception of internships and courses that are only offered 'Pass/Fail'. Internships must be approved by the Center for Global Education.