The Umbra Institute’s bi-monthly Tandem language exchange series kicked off Wednesday night with an evening of conversation, new friendships, and of course, fantastic pizza at local restaurant Il Birraio. Tandem is an opportunity for Umbra students to meet their local university peers in a warm, informal setting. For about two hours, Americans and Italians take turns speaking in English and Italian, getting to know one another while practicing their language skills.
Julia Randall of Williams College reflects, “I liked how collaborative it was. It felt like everyone was trying to help each other – it was a very supportive environment. And now I have four new Italian friends!”
The next Tandem will be on Wednesday, September 20th, 7:30 p.m. at Il Birraio – we hope to see you there!
For more information on the Umbra Institute’s community immersion activities, click here.