Monthly Archives: May 2009
Good news for Umbra students and alums! Studies have shown that people who live abroad are likely to be more creative than people who don’t.
Then again, this probably isn’t news to all you alums out there.
Classes start today!
Another big welcome to all the students of the Umbra Institute’s summer session. Perugia is buzzing with activity and for this short six week semester there’s no time to waste! During this period of the season there’s as much to do in the region of Umbria as any where else on the boot penninsula. Every town, village or other is host to some festival, event, or excursion. The weather couldn’t be more perfect to get out and take advantage of all that Italy has to offer. We suggest to all the students to first get your work done, and then get out and have some fun! For more information on organized events in the Umbrian region, click on these links: Perugia and Assisi, Spoleto, Foligno, Spello, Gubbio.
The Institute re-opened its doors this weekend to welcome the Summer 2009 students to Perugia. After a smooth day of arrivals at the Fiumicino airport in Rome, Umbra staff members accompanied students up to the historic center of Perugia. Everyone stayed over at La Rosetta Hotel for their first night in town and enjoyed a typical Umbrian meal for dinner. Today the Umbra staff are busy hosting Open House and helping students settle into their new apartments. The weather is gorgeous, the cafes have brought out the white umbrellas, and the new students are outside exploring their new campus — gelato anyone??