Umbra students, staff, and faculty gathered at Perugia’s il Birraio for the Welcome Aperitivo, a favorite semester tradition, Wednesday evening. Sitting on plush cushions or under exotic umbrellas, students enjoyed refreshments while sharing stories and plans for the semester.
The event was a success, according to Umbra staff member Marco Bagli, who organizes student events.
“We had a really high participation rate,” Bagli said. “It was the real first time when students could meet after they had already settled into their apartments. They could get to know each other in a less serious situation and meet the staff when we’re wearing ‘other hats.’”
Students will return to il Birraio at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, to mingle with Italians for the first Tandem of the semester.