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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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Hosting the 5th Perugia Food & Sustainability Studies Conference – “Food Movements – Moving Food”

From June 9th to June 12th, 2022, the International Biennial Perugia Food & Sustainability Studies Conference: Food Movements – Moving Food, organized by The Umbra Institute in collaboration with its partners (Università di Perugia, Università per Stranieri, Arcadia University, Ohio Wesleyan University) hosted...

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Summer Semester 2022 is ON!

Our Summer Semester 2022 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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