University of Connecticut
Fall 16 Ambassador
I am a senior at the University of Connecticut studying economics. I made a last-minute decision to study abroad at the end of my junior year and am so happy I picked Umbra. Perugia is the perfect city to learn about Italian culture, meet new friends, and enjoy an independent life abroad. Eventually you will find yourself not only acquainted with new Umbra friends, but also other Italian students and members of the community… something hard to find elsewhere in a big city. The Umbra Institute went above and beyond my expectations; everyone here is so friendly and it truly feels like a big family! As an economics major, I took international business courses here at Umbra which enriched my business education immensely. My advice to anyone thinking about coming overseas is to explore everything you can, step out of your comfort zone, and take advantage of every minute you have here! Travel, eat all the good food, make new friends (oh and study too!) and I guarantee it will be the experience of a lifetime. I’ll back soon, beautiful Perugia!