Jacob Vandever is a student blogger studying at the UMBRA INSTITUTE in Perugia, Italy
Hello everyone. This is the last blog I’ll be writing (unfortunate I know). Today’s topic is going to be on staying in touch with people from your program once your… More
I am writing this on the flight from Heathrow to Chicago, and I have a lot of mixed emotions about the semester coming to an end.
It’s crazy to think that I have lived in Perugia for almost four months. I feel like moments ago, I was stepping off the… More
Christmas in Italy is magical. In the hill city, the air is just cold enough to make your nose red and your eyes water. About a week ago, an ice rink went up just around the corner from my apartment. It’s decorated with lights and garlands. All around… More
Hello everyone! Sorry, it has been so long. A lot has been happening especially with the semester winding down. I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about community engagement opportunities at the Umbra Institute, where I am currently studying in… More
It’s hard to remember sometimes, but classes, readings, homework, and essays are still a thing in Italy. After all, it is "study abroad". Part of the balance I talked about in my last post, is finding the right balance between the study part and the abroad… More