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Why I chose Perugia

by Dayna Hausspiegel, University of Connectitut I wasn’t set on Perugia at first, and to be honest I didn’t know it existed. I wanted to study in Florence because of a friend from the states who went to attend college...

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Reflections on Mental Preparation and Going Abroad

By Lucey Walton, Lebanon Valley College, Umbra Rep student Being in Italy for nearly 4 months sounds like a dream come true to some and a daunting task for others. Going abroad for a full semester is seen in both...

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Coming back to Perugia – Part 1

This Spring Semester of 2023, the Umbra Institute has had the pleasure not only of welcoming many new students in our beautiful city of Perugia, but also students who have already experienced our study abroad program and eagerly decided to...

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Cinecittà: A Dive into the History of Cinema

By Umbra Rep Faith Duggan, Clark University Close your eyes and pretend you just got off the short train ride from Perugia to Rome. Take a deep breath in; inhale the new city smell, bask in the warm sunny glow...

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The Frugal Student: Top 3 Day Trip Destinations Near Perugia

The summer is flying by and locals are flocking to the nearest beaches. But which are the best day trip destinations for your next visit to Perugia? This blog kicks off our summer blog features for The Frugal Student – a series...

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Visit Italian Museums for Free on the First Sunday of Every Month!

When students choose to study abroad in Italy, one of the first things on their mind is the beauty found walking through medieval streets, strolling across aqueducts, or meandering through museums. Italy certainly knows how beautiful she is and wants...

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