Perugia Veterinary Programs

Shadowing Veterinarians at Rescues and Sanctuaries

Students embarking on veterinary educational adventures in Perugia will find themselves on an unforgettable journey exploring sanctuaries like Il Rifugio di Bea, Piccolo Santuario Pai, and WildUmbria. These sanctuaries, inhabited by a throng of animals, provide a unique chance for students to learn from passionate professionals and acquire practical, hands-on experience in the realm of animal care and welfare. This immersive learning opportunity in the serene setting of Perugia offers a meaningful escape from the urban hustle and bustle while fostering a strong connection with the animal kingdom.

Top choice for:

  • Farm animals
  • Wildlife rescue
  • Animal behavior and inter-species interactions
  • Family-owned animal rescue
  • Dogs health and rescue


Discover Perugia

Perugia, an enchanting hillside town situated in the heart of Italy, boasts a rich tapestry of history, art, and culture. This small Italian gem offers a distinctive fusion of ancient and contemporary elements, all set amidst the breathtaking backdrop of Umbria’s rolling green hills. While strolling along the city’s narrow cobblestone streets, you’ll find yourself entranced by the impeccably preserved medieval architecture and the vibrant ambiance of bustling cafes, lively markets, and friendly locals. Beyond its historical significance, Perugia is also a thriving center of education, with a vibrant student community centered around the Università degli Studi di Perugia, one of Italy’s oldest universities. This lively academic environment, coupled with a diverse array of cultural events and festivals, makes Perugia an ideal destination for young scholars eager to fully immerse themselves in Italian culture.

Housing in Perugia

Our housing options ensure a comfortable and secure stay during the program. You may stay in apartments, hotels, or other convenient accommodations, all guaranteed to be clean and safe. Most commonly, participants stay in shared apartments with double rooms, equipped with amenities like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, and even kitchens and living rooms. These accommodations are in central and safe areas of Perugia, close to essential facilities. While housing quality may vary, we carefully select providers to maintain high standards of safety, cleanliness, and comfort. Your stay will allow you to fully immerse in the study abroad experience while enjoying a convenient and pleasant living space

Dates and fees 2024

Term I

4,200 ≈ 4,450$
  • May 19 – June 1 PROGRAM FULL

Term II

4,200 ≈ 4,450$
  • June 2 – June 15 PROGRAM FULL

Term III

4,200 ≈ 4,450$
  • June 16 – June 29 PROGRAM FULL

*Note that program start date listed is always a Sunday and your housing is available from that day. The first day of shadowing is the Monday after move in day. The last day of the program stated is always a Saturday and housing is booked for you up until this morning. The last day of shadowing is the Thursday of that week. The last Friday is kept for final packing and personal tasks, therefore you can checkout on Friday instead of Saturday if that is preferable for you.

Included with the fees

Currently accepting candidates:

Pre-veterinary, Animal science, Veterinary school, Vet technicians, Gap-year, Post-bacc,
One Health, Global Health, Veterinary medicine related paths


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