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Returning Home: Demonstrating your Experience

Once the semester ends you will be thinking of getting back to your friends and family, settling back into your old routine, and even how to deal with reverse culture shock. But it is also very important for you to...

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How to Succeed While Studying Abroad in Italy

1) Set goals and make waves. If you don’t do so during pre-departure, set goals for yourself during the first week or two in Perugia. Umbra recommends that you establish at least one goal related to your career readiness and one related...

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Setting Yourself up for a Successful Study Abroad Experience

Planning for study abroad isn’t always easy, but there are things you can do to help make the process a stress-free experience. Below are a few tips we have for ensuring you are properly prepared prior to your departure.  1)...

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Best Places to Eat Between Classes

By Olivia Venuta, University of Denver and Umbra Rep Fall ’19 Being a full-time student can be time-consuming and most school days, I don’t have time to walk home and make lunch. Lucky for me, Umbra is surrounded by delicious...

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Orientation at the Umbra Institute

Perugia is abuzz with new students! Umbra’s Fall 2014 group arrived on Friday afternoon to sunny skies and warm temperatures – the perfect weather for exploring their new home.  Umbra's comprehensive orientation consisted of the following:  Day 1 – Airport...

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Local Traditions in Siena: Il Palio

Piazza del Campo, site of Il Palio. While studying abroad, Umbra students have a multitude of opportunities to learn first-hand about the customs and traditions of Italy. To add historical context to some of these experiences, students enrolled in Umbra...

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