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First impressions of Perugia

By Luke Miller, Arcadia University The bus ride from the Rome airport to Perugia was the first impression I got of Italy when I arrived here in mid-January. I was mesmerized by the rolling hills, antique houses, and bustling rest...

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Coming back to Perugia (DE Student) – Part 2

Victoria Snyder, Direct Enrollment student from Penn State  Whenever I find myself at a crossroads, my father always reminds me that life is a series of paths. Whereas some may lead to greater and bolder things, others may lead to...

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The Umbra Institute launches its podcast

It is, without a doubt, evident that podcasts are becoming an essential media source for sharing ideas and knowledge. The Umbra Institute recognizes the need to stay up-to-date with current trends that focus on educational and international experiences. It is...

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Reflections on Mental Preparation and Going Abroad

By Lucey Walton, Lebanon Valley College, Umbra Rep student Being in Italy for nearly 4 months sounds like a dream come true to some and a daunting task for others. Going abroad for a full semester is seen in both...

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Coming back to Perugia – Part 1

This Spring Semester of 2023, the Umbra Institute has had the pleasure not only of welcoming many new students in our beautiful city of Perugia, but also students who have already experienced our study abroad program and eagerly decided to...

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My Soccer Experience in Perugia

By Emma Goldstein, University of Denver  My name is Emma Goldstein, I attended the Umbra Institute and played on the CUS soccer team. CUS stands for “Centro Universitario Sportivo” and it’s the sports center of the Universities of Perugia. Umbra...

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