Saint Michael’s College
Spring 16 Ambassador
Hi! My name is Gianna Buonpastore, and I am from Blackwood, New Jersey. I attend Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont, however I studied at the Umbra Institute in Spring 2016! At Umbra, I took a literature course, Italian language and culture/history classes, photography, and a cross-cultural psychology class. For one of my classes, I was lucky enough to be accepted for Project Famiglia. Every week myself and another Umbra student would spend a few hours a week with a local Italian family. We learned so much and they treated us as if we were truly family! Study Abroad was the best semester of my life. I became more independent, immersed myself in Italian culture, traveled the world, and made long-lasting friendships and memories along the way!