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Umbra presents about assessing community-engaged learning at an online conference organized by SIT

On May 15th, 2023, Zachary Nowak, Jacopo Bernardini, Manuel Barbato, and Amanda Fontana, all of The Umbra Institute, presented at the Roundtable Session on Education and Social Change hosted by the School for International Training. The roundtable conference, organized as...

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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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Differences between Italian and American universities

By Kenna Haverkamp, University of Colorado, Boulder  Studying abroad in Perugia holds what seems to be an endless amount of perks, but one of the most educational and enjoyable is being able to get to know locals. This is specifically...

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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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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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