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Cost of Studying Abroad in Italy

sheehan1psheehan1p Posts: 45Registered User Junior Member
edited May 2013 in Study Abroad
Hey guys! So heres the deal i plan on studying abroad in Italy next year but i need some guidance how much would it cost on average to study there i want to go through a study abroad program, i would also want to apply to some scholarships to help me out
thanks
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Replies to: Cost of Studying Abroad in Italy

  • hey7654hey7654 Posts: 31Registered User Junior Member
    i am going abroad in italy next semester. the program i am doing is through my own university (i go in-state to a state school) so the cost is only around $11,000. there are also tons of other options through study abroad program organizations and from what i've looked at they're usually a little more expensive, like $15-18,000. i've heard from other people that have studied abroad in italy already that they spend about $3-5,000 on personal expenses but that all depends on how much traveling you do, how much you buy, etc. and about scholarships, my school offered numerous study abroad scholarships and i'm sure yours does, too. you just have to look on the website.
  • MauroItalyMauroItaly Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    Hi there, it really depends a lot on which city you are going to and what your program already includes. Do you have to pay extra for field trips, text books, readers, housing? How many trips do you intend to do?

    Let me give you two website
    - Compare cost of living in different cities
    Cost of Living

    - Read the budgeting session on this study abroad program in Perugia, to see what you should consider in your budget. Of course some of those info refers to this program in particular.
    Tuition, Fees and Budgeting Info for Studying Abroad

    Hope this helps a little.
  • magellan26magellan26 Posts: 131Registered User Junior Member
    Check out BudgetStudyAbroad.com - I just came across a place where I had studied, and some other interesting stuff they have. Look for the Universit
  • magellan26magellan26 Posts: 131Registered User Junior Member
    oooh... emergency reply to my own reply -

    I saw that somebody mentioned Perugia - pehaps becuase there is an Italian University for Foreigners there.

    It's not normally my thing to suggest that someone Not go to a place - but I would choose Siena over Perugia - Siena also has a University for Foreigners - and I went to both (one summer in Siena and one summer in Perugia). If you go independently, it's cheap - so I could afford two summers (I worked and saved during the school year.)

    Perugia is nice for a weekend visit - but for a longer stay I recommend Siena.

    I found the people to be nicer in Siena. I found Siena to be a bit more open and more pleasant. It is also a lot easier to visit other parts of Italy - it's just better connected than Perugia.

    And, I have to say, Perugia had a little too much weirdness to it for an ancient city. That was something I didn't expect - and didn't enjoy.

    By weirdness, I mean a few to many weird or sketchy people. They say every town has their crazy, but whatever.

    I would return to Siena to study again - but I wouldn't return to Perugia.

    Go to wherever your heart takes you...but if your heart isn't speaking up, go to Siena.
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