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Gonzaga University and Gonzaga Preparatory School are both named after Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, S.J., whose feast day is celebrated by Catholics on June 21. Aloysius Gonzaga was an Italian noble who is recognized as the patron saint of youth. He served people dying of the plague during the height of the Black Death and eventually succumbed to the il...

The Umbrian city of Perugia is a joy to explore, with centuries of history and charm in every stone wall and winding alleyway. Who wouldn’t want to spend June and July exploring this vibrant Umbrian capital? On June 15 of this year, 12 University of Washington students will do just that, as they inaugurate a new study-abroad program in Perugia focu...

Grants honoring Italian American Philanthropist Ms. Maria Manetti Shrem are available through the COMITES (Committee of Italians Abroad), under the auspices of the Consulate of Italy in San Francisco, to support students taking the AP Italian Language and Culture Exam in 2024. As an effort to increase the number of AP Italian Language and Culture E...

On March 19th, Consul General Raffaella Valentini, the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute Emanuele Amendola, and the Honorary Consul, Roberta Gentili-Purcell participated remotely in “Italian Career and Alumni Panel” organized by the Italian program of the Arizona State University on Tempe campus (Arizona). The event was focused on strength...

Join the Scuola Team! Apply on Indeed or email us! Position: Executive Director. Employment Type: Salary, Exempt. Schedule: Part-Time (10-15 hours). Location: 1542 NW 14 th Ave, Portland, OR 97209. Scuola Italiana di Portland, a not-for-profit language school in Portland, OR is searching for an Executive Director to join our community. We are searc...

From mixed reality to simplify work during spacewalks to solid, moldable supercapacitors for high-performance electric vehicles, via the space "sunflower" that allows orbiting structures to store more energy with solar panels. Ten Italian startups have been selected to participate Dec. 4 at the World Trade Center in Seattle, U.S., in the summit "Pr...

What better way to end your master’s program than a trip to Italy? Only this trip isn't just for fun. Fueled by a passion for sustainable businesses, fresh tortelli pasta, and Lavazza coffee, 14 graduate students spent a week traversing across Italy to learn about sustainability from top Italian companies.  The trip is a part of MBA program’s inter...

On Tuesday, eleven students from Alba, Italy will begin a two week visit in the Rogue Valley as part of a student cultural exchange program.The ‘Medford-Alba Sister City Association’ is back after a pause due to the pandemic. It involves welcoming and sending high school students between the two cities. While they are here, the alba students will g...

A new perspective can change absolutely everything. As a Pacific Northwest native, I feel a constant need to understand the experience of those encountering Seattle for the first time, whether they are coming from Portland or Portugal. I’ve seen that we can learn so much more about ourselves when viewed by those with a completely different frame of...

Italian was spoken in my family as I grew up but by the adults only. They spoke Italian to communicate “grown-up issues.” You know, all that stuff that we kids “shouldn’t know about.”  Plus, speaking Italian was a hangover from the Old Country and while my parents were proud of their heritage, they were first-generation Americans who wanted the nex...

With an extended family history of grandparents, parents and a sibling embracing learning, it isn’t surprising that Gloria Pieretti helped educate many people during her lifetime. Now, thanks to Gloria, many future Western Nevada College students will be educated through a $1.25 million endowment in her name as part of the existing Testolin Pierett...

The Preschool Fall 2022-23 program of Scuola Italiana Portland is open for registration! See details here for available days, cost, and registration links. Please join us for our Preschool Open House (1542 NW 14th Ave, Portland OR) on May 21, 2022, 9:00am - 11:00am, to learn more about the school. Although it isn't required to pop by, please RSVP b...