SBCC Italian club shares culture with students after 2-year hiatus

Apr 11, 2017 636


The Italian Club was reestablished this semester after being on hiatus for two years due to the lack of students enrolled in higher-level Italian-language courses. Global studies major Lorenzo Marchetti, a third-year international student from Italy, serves as club president. Marchetti is in charge of coordinating the club’s meetings along with Laura Gardinali, club adviser and associate Italian-language professor.

“I enjoy openly talking about where I am from and the Italian culture as a whole,” Marchetti said. “This is what the Italian club provides to students.” Marchetti and Gardinali collaborated all Fall semester for the comeback of the club in the Spring. “Two years ago we had interested Italian students,” Italian-language instructor Angela Ellis said. “Now they are hard to find.”

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