This week the Umbra Institute will be celebrating International Education Week. Started in 2000 as a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchanges worldwide. This annual event aims to promote international understanding, increase support and awareness of programs designed to prepare individuals to live and work in a global community.
For us, this means celebrating 14 years of providing university students the opportunity to live and learn in Perugia. Since opening our doors in 1999, we have welcomed over 5,500 students, from over 100 universities throughout the United States. These students have completed rigorous academics, all while taking part in events that tied them to the local community and Italian culture. Bridging communications barriers, building lasting relationships, personal growth and learning; all qualities that characterize the Umbra experience and make international education worth celebrating.
Today, International Education Week is celebrated in over 100 countries worldwide. This year Umbra will be offering various activities to bring the university community together to celebrate.
Tuesday, November 12th – 7:30pm – La Botte
Wednesday, November 13th – 7pm – Umbra I, Aula 1
Italian film showing of Notte Prima degli Esami, followed by discussion of the Italian Education system, led by Umbra’s UniPG students.
Thursday, November 14th – 3:15pm – Umbra I, Library
Milk and Cookie Snack Break