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What to Pack for Studying Abroad in Italy!

Before leaving to study abroad, you'll definitely wonder how you’ll live with only the contents of a suitcase. The Umbra Institute provides the following suggestions to help you pack the essentials and leave the extra items at home -- you...

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Adventure in Your Backyard

By Umbra Rep Alexis Kulish, Arcadia University It is pretty typical for us study abroad students to want to catch as many flights as we can to explore the maximum amount of bucket list destinations during our time abroad. However,...

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How Study Abroad Inspires: Entrepreneurship Advice from an Umbra Alum

Jessica Paholsky (Spring 2012, Pennsylvania State University) Linkedin Contact, Jessica Paholsky Current Role: Founder of Once Upon a Pesto, Video Marketing Coordinator at Milton Hershey School This article is part of Umbra’s Alumni Success Series. Study abroad inspires students from...

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Top 5 Day Trip Destinations Near Perugia

It is spring break time and the atmosphere at Umbra is unusually quiet. Most of our students are currently visiting Italian and European cities, but some of them opted to explore some of the gems near Perugia. But which are...

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Multicultural Psychology Students Visit National School for Guide Dogs

Last Friday, Multicultural Psychology Program (MPP) students went on a field trip to Florence, where they visited the National School for Guide Dogs. The school endeavors to change the lives of the blind/visually-impaired individuals by training 30 dogs each year....

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Volunteering while Studying Abroad: Umbra and Solidarity Purchasing Group Sign Agreement

Last February, the Umbra Institute signed an agreement with Fuori di Zucca, (whose literal translation in English is "Out of Pumpkin" but whose meaning in Italian is "crazy"), a volunteering association that manages a Solidarity Purchasing Group. Their aim is...

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