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Packing Essentials for your Summer in Perugia

As the summer term approaches, we are happy to share this short packing list with our prospective students to help prepare for the upcoming summer session at the Umbra Institute in Perugia. Here are the key things you should not...

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How To Get Into Graduate School: Umbra’s MPP and FSE’s Holistic Curricular Concentrations Promote Professional Prospects

Workshop Introduction  In response to the numerous questions surrounding the process of getting into grad school, Umbra's MPP chair, Dr. John Dennis, and Umbra’s director, Dr. Zachary Nowak, hosted a workshop in the last week of the program before students’...

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Things You Will Gain During Your Time Abroad: An Acrostic Poem

An opinion piece by Ava Donovan As there are only a few days left in the semester, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on my time in Perugia so far. The first thing that comes to mind is...

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What to expect when you don’t know what to expect!

An opinion piece by Bella Iacovetta I had my heart set on coming to a small Italian town. Perugia was the best choice for me, but I was still unsure what to expect. I have been fortunate enough to come...

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Umbra Prof Publishes on Sustainability and Conviviality

That food is more than just a meal is not a shockingly new idea. Food studies has moved from a marginal field in academia to become a common ground for scholars across disciplines to analyze the symbols that food carries....

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Education in Italy – Interview with Dr. Natascia Petringa

In the dynamic world of education, embracing diversity and fostering inclusivity are paramount. We recently sat down with Dr. Natascia Petringa, part of our faculty, to talk about her journey in the field as a scholar and teacher. After over...

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