Dear friends, happy new year! The horrendous 2020 is behind us, we're past it. 2021 will still be difficult, but the beginning of the end of the nightmare has begun, and we have reasons to be hopeful. It was 2012 and they started then, on a small Italian newspaper called L'Opinione, my interviews that then led to something that you don't even know,...

The Abruzzo and Molise Heritage Society of the Washington, DC Area (AMHS) awards two, $4,000 scholarships each year. The next scholarship period is for the academic year 2021-2022. Awards not used during the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semesters are not transferable to the following academic year. See this link for information on the scholarship appli...

Italy has to be the culinary mecca of the world! If you are planning a trip to Italy soon, we advise dieting beforehand. There as so many delicious foods to try all through your journey. Each of Italy’s 20 regions has many Italian food dishes on offer, each unique to its place of origin. Get educated by reading our article below on mouthwatering It...

The National Italian American Foundation has extended the deadline to submit an essay for its annual Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. Since 1996, NIAF has proudly joined with the National Christopher Columbus Association (NCCA) to sponsor an annual national essay contest on a topic related to Christopher Columbus for high school students of all...

The Student Internship Program by Italian Language Foundation provides employment opportunities with U.S. export to Italy companies and Italy-based import companies. Your membership entitles you to access to internship opportunities with our Corporate Internship Partners. You must be an Italian Language Foundation Student Member to apply. How Does...

The Italian Wine Scholar™ education program is the most advanced, comprehensive, and up-to-date Italian wine course available. The syllabus takes a regional approach and discusses all Italian wine appellations and the factors that shape their identities. Created by native Italian, Maurizio Broggi, (Wine Scholar Guild Education Director for Italy) w...

Italian Professor Teresa Fiore, the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, World Languages and Cultures, was one of 21 professors nationwide to receive a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Award for Faculty. On December 16, 2020, the NEH announced a total of $32.8 million in various types of grants, including the faculty aw...

In its 13th year, the annual Teaching Italian Symposium at Montclair State University, held virtually via Zoom on Oct. 23 and Oct. 24, was a testament to the commitment of the Joseph and Elda Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America and the Italian Program in the Department of World Languages and Cultures that they uphold to the profe...

The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, in collaboration with the AIAE, Association of Italian American Educators, will publish a study on the growth and impact of Italian American educators on American education. The Calandra Institute is seeking Italian American educators from all regions of the United States who have taught and administ...

Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, assistant professor and section head for Italian at the University of Arkansas, has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the American Association of Teachers of Italian's Distinguished Service Award for the college/university level. A member of the American Association of Teachers of Italian for 13 years, Calabretta-Sajder...