Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Photo gallery: The Austrian Ball

Among SAIS Bologna's most venerable traditions is the Austrian Ball.

Generations of Bologna Center students have donned their finest garb on a Saturday evening in February and then thrown themselves into a Viennese waltz and the odd tango beneath the frescoed ceilings of the Hofburg Palace.

Last weekend most of this year's class piled into three buses for the trip to Vienna for this year's Ball.

The annual rite underscores SAIS Bologna's longstanding ties with Austria, which has sent nearly 400 students to the program since its inception in 1955. That makes Austria the 4th largest nationality among SAIS Bologna's more than 7,000 alumni.

(Can you guess what the three leading nationalities are?)

Thanks to Marwa Abdou, Veronika Bauer, Tendai Madenyika, Markus Tozman and Guli Du for providing us with these pictures.

Nelson Graves