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Grocery Shopping in Perugia

By Lexi DeMarinis, University of Richmond When you first arrive in Perugia, Italy for your semester abroad you will most likely spend the first week trying every pizzeria, pasta dish, and torta al testo in town. Then, you will realize...

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10 Things to Do in Your Free Time in Perugia

by Umbra Rep Lauren Pawlowski, University of Connecticut Part of adjusting to life in a new country while studying abroad is figuring out ways to make this place feel like home. Exploring the city and surrounding areas is exciting, but...

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Food, Sustainability, & Environment Students Visit Italian Gastronomic Heartland

Last weekend, students in Umbra’s program for Food, Sustainability, & Environment (FSE) went to Parma and Modena for what is one of the most significant field trips of their study abroad experience. Accompanied by the three co-instructors of the FSE...

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Italy: An Example for the World

16 settembre 2021 - Washington, DC During a visit to the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC on Thursday, Dr. Anthony Fauci stated that, "Italy has become an example to the world". Fauci went on to compliment and promote Italy for...

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Bentornati! Umbra and Perugia Ready for Fall Reopening

The whole Umbra Institute community is awaiting the arrival of the students in the Fall 2021 cohort, who will come to a city bathed in the later summer sun. Perugia has always been welcoming to American and all other foreign...

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Umbra welcomes new director… back to Perugia

The Umbra Institute is welcoming back longtime staff member Zachary Nowak back to Perugia—now as the new director. Nowak started working at Umbra in 2005 as a study services assistant. After learning the ropes helping professors attach their laptops to...

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