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Welcome to Italy! With an Aperitivo

In Italy, they say “Appetite comes while eating” — L’appetito viene mangiando.

This was absolutely the case at the Welcome Aperitivo for the Fall 2011 Umbra students. When studying abroad in Italy, Italian food culture plays a major role in students’ experience. Aperitivo is meant as a pre-meal moment to stimulate the appetite, but Italians tend to use it as a way to go out with friends without having to make dinner or be out late.

For Umbra students is the best way to meet the rest of their class and all of the Umbra staff. This semester, Umbra held the event at Contrappunto, an historical location for jazz that just re-opened a month ago. Two beautiful terraces overlook the green valley and Umbrian hills below.

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