Student Life

All students live together in a European collegial style at the Residence di SantíAngelo, a gorgeous fifteenth century convent in the medieval section of Spoleto. The convent has been beautifully renovated with modern conveniences and has spacious courtyards and colorful gardens. It is only a short walk from the residence to classes, the main piazzas of town and the restaurants where meals are served.

Students are supervised by faculty, staff and resident advisors who live at the convent with the students. Classes take place in beautiful buildings throughout the historic medieval section of town with abundant, luminous spaces for visual art, voice and dance classes.

Italy is known for its cuisine and the province of Umbria lives up to even the highest expectations. Breakfast is served in the courtyard of the convent. Lunch and dinner are served in a wonderful 4-star family-run restaurant in town with menus showcasing the local Umbrian cuisine. The students, staff, and faculty dine together and meals are always an eagerly anticipated part of the day where the students can experience the inspired fresh local cuisine and have a chance to relax and enjoy each others’ company.

Daily Schedule:
Classes are scheduled four days a week and follow a typical Italian pace of life. See the sample schedule included below:

  • 8:00am Breakfast at the Convent
  • 9:00am-1:00pm Classes/Studio
  • 1:15pm Lunch
  • 2:30pm-5:00pm Free time/Applied Lessons
  • 5:00pm Studio Workshops and Rehearsals
  • 8:00pm Dinner

Extra Opportunities and Activities:
Throughout the session, the faculty team plans interdisciplinary units of study that are enriched by twice-weekly excursions to such cultural centers as Urbino, Florence, Siena, Assisi and other medieval hill towns throughout Umbria and Tuscany. Recreational activities are planned throughout the session. The city also offers facilities for swimming, soccer, and basketball.

Faculty members at Spoleto Study Abroad are distinguished artists and educators from colleges, universities, and secondary schools in the United States and Italy. They are chosen for their extensive knowledge and enthusiasm, their dynamic teaching methods, and their willingness and ability to work closely with students. Click here for faculty bios.

Medical Care:
Spoleto Study Abroad is affiliated with a medical staff that is available to see students who require care. Students needing emergency attention are taken to the closest hospital.