Happy International Education Week! IE Week is an opportunity to learn about other cultures through music, films, dance, food, clothing, and dialogue. It was created by the U.S. Departments of State and Education to promote intercultural understanding, welcome international students to the U.S., and prepare a new generation of scholars for the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly globalized world.
Here at Umbra, we have a series of events planned in celebration of both Italian culture and the study abroad experience!
Monday, November 13
Event: International Trivia Night at 7 pm in the Library
Test your knowledge of history, geography, linguistics, and more with an emphasis on Italy and Umbria! Teams of up to four are welcome, and the winners will each receive an Umbra t-shirt.
Tuesday, November 14
Event: Italian music playlist on Spotify
Check your email for an IE Week Spotify playlist featuring Umbra staff’s favorite Italian songs.
On the Blog: Why Study Abroad?
Unsure if study abroad is the right choice for you? We break down the ways in which international experience can positively affect your self-esteem, build intercultural competency, strengthen your scholarship, and increase employment opportunities.
Wednesday, November 15
Event: Movie Night and Discussion of “I’m Not Scared” at 7 pm in the Student Lounge
Join us for a night in with this award-winning psychological thriller, based on the book of the same name by Niccolò Ammaniti. The screening will be followed by a short discussion of the film’s main themes and cultural influences.
On the Blog: What to Pack for Your Spring Semester in Perugia
Planning to study abroad with us this spring but have no idea what to bring? Come prepared by following our list of travel must-haves!
Thursday, November 16
Event: Introduction to Astrology and Tarot at 7 pm in the Library
Explore a lesser-known facet of Italian culture – that of superstition and mysticism! Aimée and Cat will present a bit about the history of Astrology and Tarot and guide participants through the basics of birth charts and divination.
On the Blog: Reflections of an Umbra Alum
Hear from former Umbra student Dalton Provost about the influence study abroad has had on his outlook, education, and career.