This last weekend, the Umbra Institute welcomed Spring 2017 students to Perugia. The weekend began with orientation at the Hotel Giò and within the lovely Santa Cecilia Oratory, where students learned all they need to know about academics and safety during the semester.
Italian classes then began their intensive week on Monday, January 9th. During the morning, students learned the vocabulary they needed to know in order to get around Perugia. During the afternoon, they visited local supermarkets, coffee shops, and other locations so as to experience practical situations in which they will need to speak Italian. Monday evening was dedicated to the Community Engagement and Student Activities Info Session, and on Wednesday evening, students will be given the opportunity to ask travel-related questions during the Travel Workshop.
On Monday, January 16th, students will begin their regularly scheduled elective courses whereupon the semester will jump into full swing!
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