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University for Foreigners, Perugia

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1. Posted by popolina (Budding Member 53 posts) 8y

I am considering enrolling in this school in October and was wondering if anyone here has gone/is planning on enrolling/knows someone who enrolled and could speak about the school and life in Perugia in general.

I spent an hour there and chalked it up to be a quiet, picturesque Italian town... my first choice was to attend school in Rome but I'm having difficulties finding an option as affordable or reputable as the University of Foreigners.

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

In Rome, there isn't; those private schools that are a match for the Università per Stranieri are far more expensive, and the others are, well, crap. The regular Roman universities would be an option, but afaik they don't offer independent language courses.

Plus, I am positive that you will enjoy Perugia. It is central, quiet, and has a vibrant student life, including good bars and some (one at least) good clubs. And accommodation is considerably cheaper than in Rome as well :)

3. Posted by popolina (Budding Member 53 posts) 8y

Are we sure that they don't offer university courses for foreigners? I am researching this now and have found that Roma Tre does, for EU Erasmus students, those pursuing mastes, foreign students enrolled in the college and those who have "bilateral" agreements with the school..

Anyone ever been to the Lecce or Reggia di Calabria locations?

4. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 8y

I'm also planning to enrol, but probably around December, or aim for the 6-month course starting Jan 2009.

5. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

Roma tre has language courses all right, but only for regular students enrolled in a regular academic programme, while in Perugia you can *just* take a language course. I thought that was what you wanted to do?

6. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 8y

I remember that you posted a similar topic late last year/early this year. As I said then, Perugia is the only real option. Yes, there are a few schools that provide what you're looking for but apart from Perugia they are reclusive to non-Italians and most non-EU passport wielding students. You can't go to Roma Tre just to take language courses, you must be admitted full-time while passing all the entrance exams (Which are in Italian obviously).