Umbra Spring 2013 students flew into Fiumicino Airport in Rome on Friday and have barely stopped moving since. After a whirlwind orientation weekend, the new students are equipped with furnished apartments, a guide to the many amenities of Perugia, and a full class schedule. Last night saw students wandering through the city center, enjoying the last night of Christmas lights and preparing for the official start of the semester.
This morning kicked off the General Studies Intensive Italian week, wherein students, after testing into the appropriate level, learn survival Italian phrases, visit the grocery store as a class, and tour the city. Elective courses commence next Monday.
Direct Enrollment students met at the University for Foreigners early this morning to take their placement exams alongside other international students; their classes – held completely in Italian for the rest of the semester – begin tomorrow.
All Umbra students will come together Wednesday night for the favorite Welcome Aperitivo at 7:30 p.m. at il Birraio. See you there!