Umbra’s summer session offers a unique opportunity for students who wish to completely immerse themselves in the language and culture of Italy called Intensive Italian through Culture. All their classes are conducted in Italian and they are instructed to only speak Italian for their time in Perugia. They also attend events carried out solamente in Italiano. These events include daytrips to Assisi, lunches with their professors, urban trekking through the city itself and a tasting of Umbrian specialities. Leonardo Spulcia from a local cacioteca offered different types of Umbrian cheese, salame, olive oil and washed it down with a bit of Umbrian vino rosso. Most students headed directly to Leonardo’s store after the tasting to pick up more of the very items they had
This Friday the group will embark on an urban trek through the historical city of Perugia. Students will visit different botteghe and witness the artisans at work. They’ll also visit a ceramics studio, leather working shop, an antique fabric/weaving maker and finish in the famous Augusta Perusia chocolate factory.