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Umbra’s Community Urban Garden, Orto Sole, keeps flourishing: Katy’s exceptional contribution

The Umbra Institute Community Garden Project at Orto Sole keeps flourishing. In particular, one of the Program trainees, Katy Kurtz, provided a priceless and fundamental contribution to the Orto Sole Project, staying with us a bit longer than the rest of...

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Faculty led programs at Umbra: the Chicago School between community and beauty

The Chicago School students and their professor PhD Rocco Catrone had some nice adventures exploring Italy and the community-immersive learning experience The Umbra Institute so much stands (and works) for. This Summer Session 2 Semester at Umbra was, in fact,...

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Women’s Reproductive Health in Italy: A Short Guide for Study Abroad

Current events in the United States have led students to ask questions like: how does reproductive health work in Italy? This blog will give you a basic overview of women's healthcare in Italy, highlighting resource access for American study abroad...

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Exploring Archaeology in Italy

Each summer, students opt to explore archaeology in Italy through the Umbra Institute's Summer Archaeology Field School. The program is unique in how it blends in-class learning with field experience and the exploration of sites across Italy.    About the...

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Umbra’s Didactic Garden: Local Partnerships Bring Italian students, Umbra’s Interns and Refugees to Orto Sole

Umbra’s Didactic Garden project is a core element of Umbra's Food, Sustainability and Environment program. The project keeps evolving and involving new partnerships and community actors: Italian students from the local university's Department of Agriculture, refugees and migrants from Tamat, and...

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Hosting the 5th Perugia Food & Sustainability Studies Conference – “Food Movements – Moving Food”

From June 9th to June 12th, 2022, the International Biennial Perugia Food & Sustainability Studies Conference: Food Movements – Moving Food, organized by The Umbra Institute in collaboration with its partners (Università di Perugia, Università per Stranieri, Arcadia University, Ohio Wesleyan University) hosted...

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