Perugia, Italy
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Expat Guide to Living in Perugia

Whether you're already living in Perugia or preparing to move to Perugia, our Expat Guide to Living in Italy offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Perugia. For answers to specific questions, visit our Italy Forum to talk with expats in Perugia.

Culture Shock in Perugia, Italy

An expat talks about living in Perugia, Italy where locals aren't glued to their cell phones and family values are important. He also talks about the challenges of learning the language, obtaining a drivers license and more.

More Culture Shock Reports for Perugia

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Perugia handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Perugia:
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Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Perugia - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Perugia by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

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Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Perugia? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Perugia? Help others moving to Perugia by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

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International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Perugia with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Perugia, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

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Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Perugia. If you are already living in Perugia, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

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Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Perugia by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

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Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Perugia? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Perugia by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

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Working in Perugia Reports

What's it like to find a job in Perugia? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Perugia? Below are some of the reports from expats in Perugia:
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Join our Italy forum to meet other expats and talk about living in Italy.

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