Umbra Institute, Italy
After this semester in Perugia, I will be graduating from the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in psychology. I keep my plate full by working on campus, being a part of various social justice organizations and spending time with my family in St. Louis. I also live part time at my local Starbucks.
It feels like yesterday I was just starting to get the handle of ordering an espresso and croissant, and now I’m getting emails about adjusting to life back in America. I only have one more month in Italy! I got quite overwhelmed with the feelings of… More
It’s pronounced Buda-pesh, not Budapest We arrived in Budapest Thursday night (or rather, very early Friday morning) after racing to the airport immediately after our last class. I have to say, for our first hostel it is still probably my favorite. Carpe… More
Midterms are this week, and they really put the study in study abroad. Also, I’ve had an incredibly full week as I explain below. One of the things I really love about the Food Studies program at Umbra is that they give you so many opportunities to engage… More
Hello gentle readers. These past weekends I have been traveling, both in and outside of Italy. Traveling to close by countries is one of the biggest draws for studying abroad, especially in Europe. Plane, train and bus tickets are cheaper and locations… More
Ciao a tutti! Things are heating up here in Italy… academically speaking. Italians use a lot less electricity and gas than the United States since they don’t have their own natural resources, so we keep our apartment consistently at about 50 degrees Fahrenheit… More