Franklin and Marshall College
Fall 16 Ambassador
Hi! I’m Abby and I am currently studying Psychology at Franklin and Marshall College. Here at Umbra I took Italian, Placemaking, Human Development in Culture, Cinema and History of the Mafia, and I was part of the Critical Disabilities Seminar and Practicum. What I love most about the Umbra program is that they push for students to be members of the community. All of my classes had a community engagement aspect to them. The class that stands out most is my critical disabilities practicum because it pushed me out of my comfort zone. I was forced to stretch the amount of Italian I know while also making connections with the members of the association. Studying abroad in Perugia was absolutely incredible and I would do anything to go back. My abroad experience has taught me how to adapt to an unfamiliar environment and embrace cultural differences. I was very nervous to study in a city I had never heard of before but my nerves went away very quickly. I will always think of the Umbra community as my second home!