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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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5 Reasons to Participate in Community Engagement

  By Nicole Flohr, Lebanon Valley College and Umbra Rep Fall ’19 Over 95 percent of Umbra students participate in community engagement each semester. Engaging in a meaningful way with the local community and Italian culture is one of the...

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Former Student Returns as Professor to Teach Cultural Communication

[caption id="attachment_63837" align="alignright" width="250"] Rocco Catrone (right) and some students after their art therapy clinic at the Umbra Institute[/caption] An article by Rocco Catrone— adjunct faculty and Behavior Analysis practitioner at Elmhurst College, visiting professor and alumnus of the Umbra...

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Learning Italian while Studying Abroad in Perugia

By Gerardo Moceri, Arizona State University and Spring '19 Umbra Rep Studying abroad in a smaller town in a foreign country can be a scary thought at first, as the language barrier can sometimes be a lot. However, the experiences...

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