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University for Foreigners in Palazzo Galenga (Universita per Stranieri)

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Beautiful old building with a long history

This is maybe the most popular italian university in the world among foreigners who come here for... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
St. Petersburg, Russia
Are we talking about the building itself or the University?

I came to learn Italian at the University for Foreigners in June of 1959 before going to the... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2016
Perugia, Italy
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7 Feb 2017
“If you want a good experience choose a smaller school”
23 Jan 2017
“Beautiful old building with a long history”
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.
Piazza Fortebraccio 4, 06123, Perugia, Italy
+39 075 57461
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

I spent May and June 2016 at the Universita per Stranieri in Perugia studying at the B1 level and was generally disappointed with the experience. Is the Palazzo Gallenga a nice old building, sure, but that's not why I went there. We got absolutely no...More

2  Thank Kai S
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is maybe the most popular italian university in the world among foreigners who come here for studying italian language.

2  Thank Leopardik
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I took a year's course at this school spending that year in the City. It was an eventful time and the courses (in Italian) were engrossing. I had the experience of living in Rome so Perugia was quite different. It seems the municipality does not...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I was lucky to visit the university with the previous direttore generale who showed me around. Her office is one to make every colleague jealous. Visiting the old classes with the wooden benches but with the marvellously painted ceilings was a great experience . If...More

Thank JimVL
Reviewed 8 September 2016

My old university! I studied here 24 years ago and was so happy to have come back. I even went inside to visit and bought myself a few tshirts!

1  Thank ECMOrlando_Florida
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Really good Italian courses for foreigners, actually this is the best place in Italy to learn Italian!

Thank monica c
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The Palazzo Galenga is simply stunning. There's just so much history in every single room of it, and the Aula Magna is amazing, especially the huge fascist style painting (in which the face of Mussolini was replaced) in the front wall. Regarding the university per...More

1  Thank Ettore A
Reviewed 4 February 2016

I came to learn Italian at the University for Foreigners in June of 1959 before going to the University of Florence on the Junior Year Abroad program from Newcomb College in New Orleans. True,like many reviewers point out,even then it was chaotic compared with the...More

2  Thank Cocciolino2015
Reviewed 3 August 2015

University for Foreigners Perugia - Università per Stranieri Perugia Feedback - praise and concerns. See summary at the end if you are too busy to read the full text. Please forward to appropriate authorities. Having completed an intensive course, C1, in July 2015, I am...More

3  Thank Intenditore
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Attended a one month beginners course in the Italian language at this university last October. Was rather apprehensive at first after hearing some "bad" experiences. But I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Yes, it was rather chaotic on enrollment day with long queues. Yes, I was...More

4  Thank Geraldine H
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