University of Texas at Austin
Spring 16 Ambassador
Hi! I am a student at The University of Texas at Austin majoring in both Marketing and Rhetoric and Writing with a minor in Italian. Studying abroad in Perugia was the best decision I could have possibly made; I learned how to live a slower and more beautiful lifestyle while discovering my love of the Italian language and exploring the Italian culture. While I was a student at Umbra, I took the following courses: The History and Culture of Food in Italy, A Taste of Knowledge: Food in Italian Literature, The Business of Wine, and Italian 210. I was also the Student Vice President of The Umbra Voice, collaborated on an international culture podcast with Radiophonica, and attended weekly tandem language exchanges. My advice to all students who want to come here is to learn as much Italian as you can before arriving because being able to speak with the locals and make Italian friends was one of the most rewarding aspects of my experience.