>If flying into Rome’s hectic Fiumicino airport and the move into Perugia are the first hurdles students have to jump, Orientation would be the second. The past two days have been an alternation of Orientation meetings on various themes (housing, the permit to reside, and academic matters) and open houses at the main Umbra building in Via Bartolo. Students attending the last of these meetings today–held in Perugia’s fifteenth century “Hall of Notaries”, no less–featured Officer Michele Canneschi, an inspector with the Italian police in Florence.
Canneschi’s forty-five minute long speech made clear, in a serious-yet-animated way, that the same rules for safety and security apply in Italy as those in the United States. Canneschi’s part in Umbra’s orientation schedule has always been important in student feedback.
Welcome to Perugia, Class of Fall 2010!