Grand Rapids Sister Cities, Perugia - Italy

Annual Perugia Scholarship Now Open

What are your plans for the summer? Why not travel to Perugia to learn Italian and live like the locals for a month? The Perugia Sister City Committee is pleased to invite YOU to apply for the annual Angela Andrews Ryan - UNISTRA 2018 Italian Language Scholarship! Every year, the Perugia Committee offers two (2) Grand Rapids… Continue reading Annual Perugia Scholarship Now Open

Grand Rapids Sister Cities, Perugia - Italy

Exchange Students Awarded Scholarship

Two students, Shirin Hosseinzadeh and Gloria Magnini, from the University of Perugia were recognized by Mayor Bliss at the Grand Rapids City Hall meeting on December 6, 2016. Shirin and Gloria join a long list of Italian and American students who have participated in the ongoing exchange between the University of Perugia and Grand Valley State University's… Continue reading Exchange Students Awarded Scholarship

Grand Rapids Sister Cities, Perugia - Italy

ArtPrize Visiting Artist, Nicola Renzi

Grand Rapids Sister Cities International is proud to co-host a Perugian ArtPrize artist in partnership with Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park (FMGSP). Nicola Renzi returns to ArtPrize 2016 after exhibiting his work in ArtPrize 2011. His textile work titled "Every Journey Begins Closely" is prominently displayed at the Gallery's main entrance for the "Almost… Continue reading ArtPrize Visiting Artist, Nicola Renzi

Bielsko-Biala - Poland, Ga District - Ghana, Grand Rapids Sister Cities, Omihachiman - Japan, Perugia - Italy, Zapopan - Mexico

Celebration of Cities Fundraising Dinner

Grand Rapids Sister Cities International invites you to join them for a celebration of building bridges and connecting with people from all of our sister cities across the world. This festive evening will feature multicultural entertainment including Japanese children dancers and a Polish accordion player as well as a silent auction. An ethnically diverse dinner highlighting your choice… Continue reading Celebration of Cities Fundraising Dinner

Bielsko-Biala - Poland, Ga District - Ghana, Grand Rapids Sister Cities, Omihachiman - Japan, Perugia - Italy, Zapopan - Mexico

Christmas at the Gardens

Debuting this past Christmas season and on display at the Fred Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park through January 3, 2016 were famous landmarks from our five Sister Cities. All models were made of natural woodland items like wood, moss, stones, nuts, and leaves. These models were new this year to the Gardens and were an astonishing… Continue reading Christmas at the Gardens

Grand Rapids Sister Cities, Perugia - Italy

Perugia Annual Scholarship Open

The Perugia Committee along with the University for Foreigners is proud to announce the annual Angela Andrews Ryan - UNISTRA scholarship is open and seeking applicants for 2016! This long-standing annual scholarship is available to Grand Rapids area residents and students interested in representing Grand Rapids in our sister city of Perugia. The recipient would study the… Continue reading Perugia Annual Scholarship Open

Perugia - Italy

Perugia Committee College Scholarship Program Open for Applications

The Perugia Committee is currently accepting applications for the Angela Andrews Ryan Scholarship, which includes one month tuition-free intensive Italian Language and culture course at the Universita per Stranieri in Perugia Italy, a modest living stipend, and $2,000 cash award to assist with airfare and living expenses. The scholarship is open to all students attending… Continue reading Perugia Committee College Scholarship Program Open for Applications

Grand Rapids Sister Cities, Perugia - Italy

Eden Driscoll – Reflection on Perugia

Dear Grand Rapids Sister City Committee, I do not think I have the words to adequately express my gratitude for the incredible opportunity you have given me. I knew that I had been blessed from the moment you gave me the scholarship, but it was only during my time in Perugia that I realized just… Continue reading Eden Driscoll – Reflection on Perugia