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Umbra presents about assessing community-engaged learning at an online conference organized by SIT

On May 15th, 2023, Zachary Nowak, Jacopo Bernardini, Manuel Barbato, and Amanda Fontana, all of The Umbra Institute, presented at the Roundtable Session on Education and Social Change hosted by the School for International Training. The roundtable conference, organized as...

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My experience in Viva Sports’ program for children and young adults with disabilities

by Brooke Duda, University of Connecticut  I chose to take the Critical Disabilities course at Umbra because it aligned well with my previous involvement with special needs communities at home. This course allows students to work closely with VIVA Sports...

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Community Engagement – “Green Cities: A Sustainable Future” projects at Orto Sole

On December 13th, professor Viviana Lorenzo and the students from her “Green Cities: A Sustainable Future” class invited Umbra faculty, staff, and students to visit the Orto Sole didactic urban garden and see all the amazing projects her class has...

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What I learned in the Italian Classroom

By Angelie Roche, St. Mary's College of Maryland Of all the fears I've overcome while studying abroad, I never expected to overcome my fear of teenagers. I love to teach and have a lot of experience with young children, but...

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A Day in Torgiano: Lessons on Wine Production and Marketing at Lungarotti Winery

By Shreya Dhume, University of Connecticut On November 11th, students of Digital Marketing: Wine and Wineries of Central Italy took an early morning bus to Torgiano to learn about the history behind one of Italy’s most renowned wineries: Cantine Lungarotti....

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Umbra’s Critical Disabilities Class Partners with VIVA Sports

By Angelie Roche, St. Mary's College of Maryland   Many of the classes offered at Umbra include a service learning component, which enriches students' education through unique community engagement opportunities. One such course is Critical Disabilities, which includes a weekly...

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