The Umbra Institute is a renowned institution located in the heart of the historic city of Perugia, halfway between Rome and Florence.
There are a variety of curricular options to choose from, from direct enrollment, a focus on field research, an honors track or a general studies option. You may take courses in either English or Italian, depending on your level of proficiency.
Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:
- Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad
- Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!
- Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.
- Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 13 countries worldwide
- Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.
Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.
This video was produced by Chapman study abroad alumni Stephen Doyle, who studied in Perugia in Spring 2013.
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 taken for a letter grade. Classes taken as ‘Pass/Fail’ will not be accepted, with the exception of internships. Internships must be approved by the Center for Global Education.