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After growing up in Rome, then living in Sydney, Australia, and New York City, moving to Kokomo was a bit of a culture shock for Flavio Zampilli. “I’m still looking for skyscrapers,” he said, laughing, but said that he found the right place to enhance his professional skills, earning a bachelor’s degree in Medical Imaging Technology from Indiana Un...

Interested in hosting an foreign exchange high school student for the 2017-2018 school year?  Here is a perfect opportunity! Isotta is a 17 year old girl from Italy. “I’m Isotta, I’m sixteen and I am a student of Scientific Secondary School in Italy. I think it’s a really good opportunity to improve my English, learn new things, new culture and dif...

At a recent awards banquet, Judie Vitiritti-Lynch was so engaged in talking to her former students that she didn’t hear the emcee announce her name. A colleague prompted her to walk up to the podium, because she had won the Italian Consulate in Chicago’s first-ever Midwest Award for Leadership in the Teaching of the Italian Language and Culture. “I...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we talk with Robert Orsi, who is the first holder of the Grace Craddock Nagle Chair in Catholic Studies at Northwestern University. Robert discusses what inspired him to write his book, The Madonna of 115th Street: Faith and Community in Italian Harlem. He expands on the experiences of immigration an...

When: April 6th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 The rise of Italian Fashion since 1945 has been impressive and incredibly fast! Today Milan is one of the top 4 players in the world of fashion together with Paris, London and New York. Fashion designers like Armani, Valentino, Pucci, Versace, Gucci, Prada...

The Women's Division of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans is offering scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to young ladies of Italian heritage, who are graduating at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. The scholarship award will be presented on April 26 at the scholarship benefit fashion show and dinner to be held at the Drury Lane O...

Fashion students at Kent State have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the fashion capitals of the world, while also pursuing their degree through education abroad programs in New York City and Florence, Italy. Cooper Robar, a sophomore fashion design major, said he decided to study in Florence during the Fall 2017 term because of the city’s...

An Italian teacher and administrator in northwest suburban High School District 214, Angela Briguglio Hawkins was known as “the American” when she was growing up in Sicily. That’s because she was born in Oak Park, but her parents decided to move the family back to their native Sicily when Briguglio Hawkins was two-and-a-half years old. They missed...

Any Kent County resident could spend a month in Perugia, Italy, learning Italian - for free - through a scholarship offered by the city of Grand Rapids' Sister Cities International program. Perugia is one of Grand Rapids' official Sister Cities. The scholarship is available for the first time in 2017 to any resident of Kent County - not just to stu...

Riparte anche quest'anno il progetto VoluntarItaly promosso dalla Dante Alighieri of Michigan, che permettera' per la seconda volta a studenti americani di recarsi in Italia per insegnare l'inglese e imparare l'italiano in dei campi di volontariato. Il bando prevede che gli Oratori delle Diocesi Lombarde (www.odielle.it), in collaborazione con la D...

The Society of Italian-Americans is accepting applications for a $1,000 scholarship given to a high school senior enrolling in a college or university in the fall following high school graduation.  Any high school senior with at least one Italian ancestor is eligible to apply.  A winner will be selected based on GPA and two required essays.  Applic...

On January 20, 2017, Consul Maria Luisa Lapresa signed a memorandum of understanding with the State of Michigan Department of Education to support the teaching of the Italian language in the public schools of the State. In particular, the goal of the agreement, signed by the State Superintendent Brian J. Whiston and Krista Ried of the Office of Pro...