George Washington University
Spring 16 Ambassador
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The classes I have taken here are Italian 310, Anthropology of Food, Creative Writing and Photography. All of these classes have had portions of the class outside the walls and engaging in the community of Perugia. This is one of my favorite things about the Umbra Institute and study abroad as a whole. I have had the opportunity to write for a local online magazine, speak on the radio about American life and the viewpoint of politics from a young American, and I have been able to visit the rural and isolated areas of the Umbrian countryside as a part of my study abroad experience.
If I could give one piece of advice to future students it would be that getting involved with the community and with other Umbra students and students from the University of Perugia is the best way to make the most out of your experience. Getting to know new people, whether Italian or Umbra students, is what makes study abroad amazing. The saying “it’s not the place, it’s the people,” is very true. The faculty at Umbra, the students here and the citizens of Perugia have made my experience what it is.. Fabulous.