>The Umbra Institute summer program is intense.
There is really no other way to put it – students have only six weeks to acclimate themselves to Italy, immerse themselves in the local culture, complete academic coursework, and explore the surroundings of Umbria.
That’s a lot to accomplish in a little over a month, but students seem to be doing well on all accounts. We checked in on students in the Photography Studio yesterday and found Philippa Stannard, professor of fine arts, reviewing contact sheets with students. Later in the day we realized that the students were not the only ones working. Barbara Wallace (photo, right), a visiting professor from University of Richmond, has audited the Landscape Painting class – and we found her practicing her artistic strokes just outside the school.