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Tim’s Internship at Terre Margaritelli: a fully immersive experience in the Wine Marketing field

The Umbra Institute offer includes a unique internsip as Marketing and Sales Assistant for one of the most important local organic wineries of the area, Terre Margaritelli. Tim Ringie, one of Umbra's Fall 2021 students, came back for a fully...

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Umbra’s Community Urban Garden, Orto Sole, keeps flourishing: Katy’s exceptional contribution

The Umbra Institute Community Garden Project at Orto Sole keeps flourishing. In particular, one of the Program trainees, Katy Kurtz, provided a priceless and fundamental contribution to the Orto Sole Project, staying with us a bit longer than the rest of...

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Faculty led programs at Umbra: the Chicago School between community and beauty

The Chicago School students and their professor PhD Rocco Catrone had some nice adventures exploring Italy and the community-immersive learning experience The Umbra Institute so much stands (and works) for. This Summer Session 2 Semester at Umbra was, in fact,...

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Women’s Reproductive Health in Italy: A Short Guide for Study Abroad

Current events in the United States have led students to ask questions like: how does reproductive health work in Italy? This blog will give you a basic overview of women's healthcare in Italy, highlighting resource access for American study abroad...

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Exploring Archaeology in Italy

Each summer, students opt to explore archaeology in Italy through the Umbra Institute's Summer Archaeology Field School. The program is unique in how it blends in-class learning with field experience and the exploration of sites across Italy.    About the...

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Umbra’s Didactic Garden: Local Partnerships Bring Italian students, Umbra’s Interns and Refugees to Orto Sole

Umbra’s Didactic Garden project is a core element of Umbra's Food, Sustainability and Environment program. The project keeps evolving and involving new partnerships and community actors: Italian students from the local university's Department of Agriculture, refugees and migrants from Tamat, and...

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