With so many students that come to Europe (for the first time or the fifth!) with plans to travel, the Umbra staff does all it can to prepare them for those inevitable little issues that arise when you’ve just arrived and aren’t quite sure what to do. From what to do if you lose your passport (be prepared, have a photocopy in a separate place, and head to the local American embassy!) to the best way to find cheap flights (SkyScanner.it is a great site that covers all low-cost carriers), we try to cover as much as we can.
This year, as with recent semesters, we were joined by representatives from SnoworSand Travel (website), a Florence-based company that was launched several years ago by Umbra alum Charlie Stevenson after his experiences organizing group weekends in Perugia. Not only did they share their invaluable travel experiences with us, they also gave away a trip to Morocco over the course of the workshop!
We hope everyone feels more prepared now! Remember that the Umbra staff knows a lot, but the Internet (and especially TripAdvisor) knows even more!