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University for Foreigners in Palazzo Galenga (Universita per Stranieri)

Piazza Fortebraccio 4, 06123, Perugia, Italy
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Couldn't even expect

I've taken three months courses here and despite no wish to be here any day of these 90 had no... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2015
Yulia S
Sulmona, Italy
Foreign study student and later visited with husband and daughter.

Wonderful memories of this place and classes I took as a 16 year old. It was amazing to return at... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2014
Athens, GA
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Founded at the beginning of the 20th century, this is one of the most important centers of Italian language study and culture for foreign students. The Gallenga Stuart Palace, built in the XVIII century, hosts the University.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
23 Jan 2017
“Beautiful old building with a long history”
7 Feb 2017
“If you want a good experience choose a smaller school”
Piazza Fortebraccio 4, 06123, Perugia, Italy
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Reviewed 4 January 2015

I've taken three months courses here and despite no wish to be here any day of these 90 had no other feelings. Organization of the process is not just chaotic, it simply doesn't exist. We constantly had substitutions for our teachers and came through the...More

2  Thank Yulia S
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Wonderful memories of this place and classes I took as a 16 year old. It was amazing to return at 54 and see everything was just as I remembered it! Hope to return again!

1  Thank Blueyesriding
Reviewed 15 March 2014

An 8 month overseas stint with my young family culminated in a 1 month intensive language course. Loved the experience of living in the old town and exploring the great surrounds but Uni experience was disappointing. From home, the Uni looked just the place to...More

5  Thank fds71
Reviewed 2 August 2013

I couldn't agree more with the review entitled disappointing with the exception of the instructors. The registration process is terrible; lost and misplaced paperwork, no one speaks English, no one seems to know what they are doing. Written directions are inadequate when they exist. Arrogance...More

4  Thank cuciotta
Reviewed 17 June 2013

WE went to a concert in the University. They had two world class performers, violin and piano who held the audience in thrall. And entrance was free. It started rather late, (Italian time) and the speeches were very long before it started. Next time we'll...More

3  Thank BigBen273
Reviewed 12 April 2013

university of foreigners is maybe the most famous in italy. it's a great place to enter italian life for a foreign student. it helps u to understand the way italian live. and of course, it ll give u a great preparation

3  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 16 March 2013

The university is cool and has people from all over attending to learn Italian. It offers a nice change of pace if you are a foreigner.

2  Thank kynick2
Reviewed 18 June 2012

My husband and I studied at the University Per Stranieri Di Perugia for 2 months. PROS: Beautiful, old town Can explore Umbria easily Cheapest course you can do (400 EUR/month) Perhaps better suited to gap year students (ages 18 - 22 years old) CONS: UNIVERSITY...More

17  Thank solo_noi_tre
Reviewed 15 April 2012

We had a great time here close to bus stop and a fun bar to sit and enjoy wine in evening

Thank allaboutdeb
Reviewed 31 March 2012

I studied at the Uni x Stranieri and the teachers were great. The only problem is that it IS a real university, so you have to enroll, get creditd, take exams... if you are looking to simply learn Italian without all the red tape (and...More

2  Thank OnTheRoadPG
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