Build Your Semester in Perugia


Our courses, your choices. Design the curricular experience to fit your academic
requirements and personal interests to get the most from your study abroad experience,


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General Studies Program - Build Your Semester

The BUILD-YOUR-SEMESTER program is open to all students and allows for maximum flexibility when choosing courses at the Institute. Students may freely choose from the curricular offerings and must enroll in a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 17 credits per semester and include one course in the Italian language. Students with advanced proficiency may alternatively choose an elective course taught in Italian.

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Have you Already Applied?

Once you've applied both through your home institution's study abroad office and the Center for Food & Sustainability Studies, check out the items below to prepare for your academic adventure in Italy!

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Have you seen the view from #PiazzaleMichelangelo ?

When studying with @isiflorence just cross the Arno River, hike up the steps (maybe stop at the gardens to smell the roses), and once you reach the top you can take in this view!

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Have you seen the view from the #Uffizi Gallery?

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