After the first month of intensive Italian language classes, it was encouraging to see such a large group of students appear for the first Tandem language exhange activity. More than 60 students – both Italians and Americans – gathered for icebreaking exercises and activities. Mauro Renna, student services associate and coordinator of the Tandem program, was excited to see so many students and to hear that many of them had made plans outside of the program with other Italian students.
“I believe Tandem is one of the greatest activities we offer at Umbra,” said Renna. “There’s no better way for our students to learn Italian or to acclimate themselves with the city.” Future Tandem events will
occur every two weeks at the Institute or at local establishments.