News from UAQ
Updates from the University of L'Aquila (UAQ), Italy
Before starting their second semester in Hamburg University, our first-years have thrown an amazing international dinner-party in the courtyard of our students' flats. We really enjoyed every single traditional dish from their home country, as you can clearly see from the photos below.
Once again, we wish you all the best for your second semester!
Ci vediamo presto a L'Aquila!
Take a look at the photos from the day-trip we had on Saturday 18, 2017, as a way to say goodbye to our MathMods-year1, who are going to leave Italy in a few days to start their Semester-2 in Hamburg.
We visited two towns lying in an area on the border between Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany, at around 3 hours' drive from L'Aquila, both dating back to the Etruscan times:
- Civita di Bagnoregio [Viterbo, Lazio], aka the dying/disappearing town
- Montepulciano [Siena, Tuscany], which is possibly more world-famous for its wine than for its history :)
Thank you, everyone, for joining us on the trip and we hope to see you soon in Italy!
Many thanks to our special guest, Prof. Paola Inverardi, rector of the University of L'Aquila, who honoured us with her presence!
Happy Holidays, everyone!
A small orchestra presented a lovely mini-concert in our classroom (in Coppito1, L'Aquila) this morning. The event was part of a series of mini-concerts organized by Prof. Fusillo (University of L'Aquila) and Orazio Tuccella (Officina Musicale), and delivered during a few selected quarto d'ora accademico, which is the Italian way to refer to a break we usually have in between classes.
The Skyron Flute Ensemble quartet performed for us today:
- "Tempesta di mare" by A. Vivaldi
- "Pavane" by G. Fauré
Our thanks to Prof. Di Francesco for having our class included in this event!
Visit our Facebook page to see a few videos recorded by our students.
You are all invited to take part in the Welcome-Week organized by Aquilasmus, a student association part of ESN - Erasmus Student Network.
The key event will be the Welcome-Day meeting, which will run on Wednesday (October 12) at 5 pm in the Aula Magna of the Department of Human Studies (city centre, Viale Nizza, 14).
There will be a presentation of what the association does for international students (e.g. organizing parties, trips, international dinners, cine-forums...) and you'll also be given a welcome pack (with pens, notebooks, maps etc).. For more info join their FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/981808825231564. At the end of the meeting there'll be a buffet dinner, too.
We really hope everybody will be there! Apart from the event itself, this will be a great way for you to get to know other international students and be involved in the activities they'll be organizing over the year. By the way, this week they're organizing quite a few events you can't definitley miss: city and university tour, arrosticini BBQ, films, a day-trip to the mountains, pub-crawls etc.
Enjoy the event!