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A Student’s Guide to a Relaxing and Affordable Weekend in Perugia

While there are plenty of events and places to visit in Perugia and its surroundings, here is a top list of recommendations and things to do from one of our Umbra Reps students, Janet Scharmer. Studying in central Italy presents...

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Making Friends Abroad

An opinion piece by Vanessa Sordello Who would I go on adventures with? One of my biggest concerns before moving abroad was making friends. I was so eager to satisfy my list of activities that when it came down to...

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Book a ticket to Cagliari– Right Now!

  An opinion piece by Elsa Martin Floating on my back this weekend, a creamy blue sky above me, and jewel-tone waters below, I vowed that I would never leave Cagliari– Sardinia’s most southern city. I had a backpack full...

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The Benefits of Studying Abroad: Embracing a New Culture

Introduction: Why studying abroad is beneficial Studying abroad offers a multitude of benefits that go beyond the classroom. Immersing oneself in a new culture is a transformative experience that broadens horizons and fosters personal growth. By studying abroad, students have...

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“Wait, where the heck am I supposed to run?” A hobby jogging guide to Perugia

  Blog and Photo by Elisa Martin of Williams College Perugia is a utopia– that is, until you lace up your sneakers. Coming from Massachusetts, where there may be more running trails than paved roads, finding places to run in...

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Study abroad in the city of chocolate

Since the early 20th century, Perugia has cultivated an enduring relationship with chocolate. This deep-rooted affinity has manifested itself through a singular entrepreneurial affair involving the confectionery company Perugina: the company's abiding commitment has always been to link its creations...

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