My Semester in Perugia

Feb | 16

An opinion piece by Natalia Caicedo  My name is Natalia Caicedo and I’m a student at Clark University. During Fall 2023 I had the amazing opportunity of studying abroad at the Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy. Although I’m a psychology... Read More
Dealing With Illness While Abroad

Feb | 08

An opinion piece by Taylor Sheehan There's scarcely a worse sensation than lying ill far from home, feeling as though you're decaying in bed while your immune system valiantly combats an illness. Sooner or later, it can happen to anyone... Read More
Interview with Dr. Clelia Viecelli: A Journey from Ethnographic Research to Inspirational Teaching

Jan | 30

Dr. Clelia Viecelli, an anthropologist and researcher, joined Umbra in 2021 and now chairs the Food, Sustainability, and Environment program (FSE). We sat down with her to discuss her journey with us and her recent achievement of securing a postdoctoral... Read More
Embracing and Navigating the Italian Lifestyle

Jan | 23

An Opinion Piece by Alexandra Ahlbeck When I decided to study in Italy, I braced myself for culture shock, particularly in adapting to a new language and attending school in a foreign country. Yet, some unexpected aspects caught me off... Read More
Welcome to a New Semester! Insights from Director Dr. Zach Nowak

Jan | 18

Welcome to a new semester at the Umbra Institute in Perugia! As we embrace the start of this academic period, we have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Zachary Nowak, our Director, who shared his insights and aspirations for this... Read More
Perugia Through a Student’s Eyes: Navigating Markets, Music, and the Food Scene

Dec | 18

A Personal Guide to Perugia by Allie Ahlbeck Studying abroad can be intimidating. You are in a new place, with a new culture and it can be daunting to encounter the unknown. While these feelings of uncertainty and unfamiliarity are... Read More

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