Each year, the Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association awards up to four scholarships for one month of language study in Perugia, Italy. Each scholarship is worth approximately $1,200. It includes one calendar month of intensive language study at the University for Foreigners (Università per Stranieri) located in the historic heart of Perugia. There is also a stipend that can be used for room and board or to defray the cost of transportation.
The application process is easy. Fill out the attached application form and email it to the SPSCA scholarship chair Erica Mallin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also download the application form as well as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at the Association website. Go to www.seattle-perugia.org and click on Learn.
You’ll need to hurry, though. The application deadline is Dec. 31, 2016. If you are not a member of the Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association, not to worry. You can still apply this month and join at the same time.
If you are one of the lucky recipients, you can choose which month you want to travel. SPSCA board members will provide suggestions for apartment rentals and share their favorite Umbrian restaurants and sightseeing tips with you.
There is no age limit or proficiency level required. While in Perugia, you’ll have the chance to improve your language skills, meet students from all over the world and see what it is like to live in one of Italy’s most historic and well-preserved cities.