Benvenuti a Spoleto!

Today marks the beginning of the student program for Spoleto Study Abroad 2019! We are happy to have our students and faculty join us in Spoleto, and we are looking forward to our group being completed when the final students arrive tomorrow and Monday.

Students are housed in different rooms around the convent, and each room is named after a fruit (in
Italian of course). The rooms are Mela (Apple), Pesca (Peach), Arancia (Orange), Ananas (Pineapple), Fragola (Strawberry), Limone (Lemon), Cocomero (Watermelon), and Lampone (Raspberry).

The garden side of the convent!

The garden side of the convent!

As soon as the students arrived we went straight to lunch at Hotel Clitunno, which houses Ristorante Lorenzo where students eat lunch and dinner each day. After lunch, students settled into their rooms, rested and met their roommates. There was a formal introduction of faculty and fellows and a brief overview of the program from Jill Muti. This was followed by icebreakers!

At the convent!

At the convent!

After our games and introductions, students were given a tour of Spoleto, and then they returned to the restaurant for dinner. Today was Raul’s birthday, which was celebrated with Italian pastries! Auguri, Raul!

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We are looking forward to exploring Spoleto tomorrow and going to Assisi on Sunday!