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What to expect when you don’t know what to expect!

An opinion piece by Bella Iacovetta I had my heart set on coming to a small Italian town. Perugia was the best choice for me, but I was still unsure what to expect. I have been fortunate enough to come...

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Looking for Greenery? A Student’s Guide to the Best Outdoor Spots in Perugia

An opinion piece by Amanda Hutson As someone who loves being in nature, I’ve spent my first month in Perugia seeking out the best parks and gardens to spend time in. Whether it’s for a stroll, to read, or to...

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Characters of Perugia

An opinion piece by Daniella Zoller Before coming to Perugia, it is hard to get a sense of what the city center will be like on a day-to-day basis. It seems intimidating and overwhelming. But you will quickly learn your...

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Ogni Scherzo Vale! – Carnevale Celebration in Italy

An opinion piece by Lindsey Simpson “Anything goes” at Italy’s celebrations of Carnevale. I had the opportunity to travel to Venice for a weekend of celebration, as well as participate in Perugia’s own festivities. It is a celebration in excess:...

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Dealing With Illness While Abroad

An opinion piece by Taylor Sheehan There's scarcely a worse sensation than lying ill far from home, feeling as though you're decaying in bed while your immune system valiantly combats an illness. Sooner or later, it can happen to anyone...

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Embracing and Navigating the Italian Lifestyle

An Opinion Piece by Alexandra Ahlbeck When I decided to study in Italy, I braced myself for culture shock, particularly in adapting to a new language and attending school in a foreign country. Yet, some unexpected aspects caught me off...

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