Congratulations on your acceptance into SUNY Fredonia's study abroad program to Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy! The information below is in order of importance. Please follow the list accordingly.
Important Things To Do Immediately:
- Umbra Institute Application- Complete the Application for Admission (Form A), Course Selection (Form B) and Housing Request (Form C) and return these to SUNY Fredonia.
- Pay $750 non-refundable program deposit on-line
- Lifelong Learning Visiting Student Application (for SUNY Community College and non-SUNY students)
- Apply for a passport if you don't already have one. You can download the application at: http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/first/first_830.html
- SUNY Fredonia students- Get your PIN card from your advisor and register for INED 444.01 Study Abroad Umbra Institute. Important: You must change the credit hours to 15 because the default is 1.
- Other SUNY university students- Register for 15 credit hours at your home campus.
- SUNY Community College and Non-SUNY students- Complete the Lifelong Learning Visiting Student Application and submit that to the International Education Center at SUNY Fredonia. You will then need to register for 15 credit hours of 444.01 Study Abroad Umbra Institute.
- Meet with your advisor to discuss your program abroad. SUNY Fredonia students should take the International Course Approval form and the Course Advisement Form with you to your appointment with your advisor. Return copies of both to the International Education Center.
All SUNY students are required to complete the Student Health Information form below. All SUNY students are required to have health insurance that covers them internationally. Please check with your insurance provider to verify your coverage. A copy of your insurance card and a letter from your insurance company stating your coverage abroad is required as proof of insurance. If you are not covered internationally, check space "B" on the Proof of Insurance Form.
If you plan to use financial aid to pay for your study abroad expenses, take the program budget and Financial Aid Arrangements form to the Financial Aid Office and speak with an advisor there.
Additional Required Forms:
SUNY Fredonia Students ONLY Forms:
- All students are required for apply for a student visa (Long Stay). Visa information can be found on the Consulate General of Italy website
- Get 4 passport photos for your visa application and student ID.
You have the option of flying into Florence or Rome and then you will have to take a train to Perugia. In order to help coordinate travel, check the Academic Calendar to find the dates when class will be in session!
Getting to Perugia:
Most visitors will be heading to Perugia after arrival in Rome or Florence. From Rome, there are several options:
- From Fiumicino Airport, you can take a bus, train, or private car. The least expensive option is the Sulga Bus which leaves FiumicinoTerminal 3. The arrive in Piazza Partigiani where you can walk or take a taxi to your hotel. For departure and arrival times of the Sulga Bus, visit www.sulga.it.
- Taking the train from the airport to Rome’s central train station (Termini) and then on to Perugia is another alternative. Check the train schedule at www.trenitalia.com. Upon arrival at the train station in Perugia, you can take a local bus or the Minimetro to the center or a taxi to your hotel.
The most convenient, although more costly, way to arrive in Perugia from the airport is by private car. The Umbra Institute has a special arrangement with Rome Connection to pick you up at the airport, or elsewhere, and drive you directly to your destination in Perugia. Visit www.romeconnection.com for details and reservations. From other main locations in Italy, it is most likely that the train is the easiest and most cost-effective way to arrive in Perugia.
The Umbra Institute
Via dei Priori 84
Perugia, Italy 06123