Fall 19 Rep
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My name is Zachary Caspersen and I am a junior at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. I double major in Studio Art and Geography with a Human Geography concentration. During my semester abroad at the Umbra Institute, I was enrolled in the Food and Sustainability Studies Program.
There is so much that the Umbra Institute can offer. A wide range of students are able to study here due to the many courses within different subjects. This allows there to be a more interesting group of students enabling new and unexpected friendships to form.
I was lucky enough to be enrolled in the Food and Sustainability Studies Program where there is a plethora of field trips, workshops and demonstrations throughout the semester. All of these teamed with our traditional lectures and coursework made my studies abroad very fun and exciting. Having experiences I would not be capable of otherwise. Overall, this program was a once in a lifetime experience that I will cherish forever.
Perugia was a wonderful home for 4 months. Living in the historical center allowed us to truly experience the city, its beauty, and its locals. It enabled us, as students, to no longer feel like a tourist any longer, which is a very exciting experience. Perugia is not overwhelming like a larger city may be and there are no big bustling crowds of tourists everyday, allowing the city to feel very authentic. This also gave us the opportunity to practice our Italian more often, which was very fun. I know Perugia was the right place for me to study abroad.