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Summer Semester 2022 is ON!

Our Summer '22 semester has begun this weekend with the arrival of students in Perugia and a 2-day orientation session. Classes have finally started today, Monday May 23rd, and the Umbra staff is genuinely so happy to see crowded classes...

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Tim’s Guide to Perugia Nightlife

Written by Umbra Rep Timothy Ringie, University of Massachusetts - Amherst  I’ve always had a pretty strong idea of what I wanted my study abroad experience to look like. I knew that I wanted an experience other than one in...

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What to Pack for Studying Abroad in Italy!

Before leaving to study abroad, you'll definitely wonder how you’ll live with only the contents of a suitcase. The Umbra Institute provides the following suggestions to help you pack the essentials and leave the extra items at home -- you...

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My Experience in the FSE Program: New Ideas to Bring Back Home

By Umbra Rep Maddie Coppel, The Ohio State University During my time in Perugia, Italy as a Food and Sustainability Studies student at the Umbra Institute, I have become accustomed to the food culture in Italy by listening to the...

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Living in a Homestay: an Immersive Experience

By Umbra Rep Agnes Tessner Risser, Wellesley College Hello, my name is Agnes Tessner Risser, and I am currently studying abroad at the Umbra Institute for the Spring 2022 Semester. I requested to live in a homestay with an Italian...

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Adventure in Your Backyard

By Umbra Rep Alexis Kulish, Arcadia University It is pretty typical for us study abroad students to want to catch as many flights as we can to explore the maximum amount of bucket list destinations during our time abroad. However,...

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