Twenty University students receive travel grants to Italy through the National Italian American Foundation

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Twenty college students from across the nation will participate in the Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery Program, an all-expenses-paid educational and cultural initiative that sends Italian American students to Italy. Sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), the tour will visit Italy's Piemonte region, NIAF's 2016 Region of Honor, from June 9 to June 23.

For the fourth consecutive year, participants will give back to the Italian community. This year, the students will work with school children under the care of the Salesians of Don Bosco at the Mother House, known as Valdocco, in the city of Torino. This NIAF travel program's benefactor is a member of the Occhienna family, the mother of Saint Don Bosco. Ambassador Peter F. Secchia's father is a descendent of the Occhienna family.

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Fonte: NIAF

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