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Exploring Perugia’s Gelato Scene: Top Picks from Umbra Institute Alumni

Dear Umbra Institute students, Perugia is a city bursting with culture, history, and, most importantly, food! There is no better way to beat the heat and immerse yourself in Italian life than by indulging in some creamy, flavorful gelato. To...

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A Future Umbra Student’s Guide to Perugia

Exploring Perugia's Pizza Scene: Top Picks from Umbra Institute Alumni This might sound a bit cheesy, but studying abroad, especially in Perugia, is an experience like no other as it is filled with enriching experiences that feed your mind, soul,...

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Unveiling the Roman Treasures of the Past: The Umbra Institute’s Summer 2023 Archaeological Discoveries

  Each summer, the Umbra Institute's archaeological school program brings together aspiring archaeologists from around the world, offering a unique opportunity to unearth ancient treasures, unravel historical mysteries, and delve into the rich tapestry of Italian heritage. This summer’s 2023...

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Top 5 Day Trip Destinations near Perugia

It is almost summertime, the weather is (finally) getting warmer and Umbra staff is preparing for the arrival of summer students.  We cannot wait for you to be here and explore our beautiful city of Perugia but we know that...

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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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14 things that surprised me about Perugia

By Jessica Morgan, Binghamton University Living in a new country always has an adjustment period. There are certain things that we get used to living in one place, and it’s natural to be surprised when adjusting to a new culture....

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