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Department of Italian and Italian Studies
Bryn Mawr College
101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899

Phone: (610) 526-5198
FAX: (610) 526-7479

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Scholarship / Internship Opportunities

    • L'Italo-Americano Internship

      L'Italo-Americano is a bi-weekly newspaper serving the Italian American community throughout the United States. Established in 1908, L'Italo-Americano is the oldest Italian American newspaper in the United States with a mission to promote and preserve Italian culture and heritage by reporting in both Italian and English on subjects such as arts, culture, literature, education, history, business, sciences, sports and lifestyle. Published every other Thursday, it reaches about 300,000 readers through the online and print editions.  

      Valeria Nicoletti 
      Staff Writer@L'Italo-Americano 
      Tel.: (626) 359-7715 
      Fax: (626) 359-5286 
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      L'Italo-Americano: A 501 (c)(3) non - profit organization 


    • Opportunity to Volunteer in Italy (Summer 2016)
      Summer Camps at the Oratories of Lombardy
      In partnership with Dante Alighieri Society – Michigan Chapter

      Do you speak some Italian? Want to live in Italy this summer? Looking for ways to set your resume apart? Here’s a great opportunity – volunteering at a church-run summer camp in Italy! The Oratories of the Dioceses of Lombardy, in partnership with the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan, is offering an opportunity to live in Italy while volunteering as a counselor at an Italian Summer Camp.

    • Coccia Foundation

      The Coccia Foundation, which was started in 1994 as the Joseph and Elda Charitable Foundation, has provided a wide range of philanthropic aid to
      an ever-expanding list of worthy recipients. A short list of those they have supported include

      In education:

      • State colleges in New Jersey, New York, California, South Carolina and Community colleges in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
      • The establishment of Student Italian Clubs in many Colleges and Universities and Networking of same.
      • Initiated an Italian Books Study Collection – Distribution to local libraries
      • Scholarships, Grants, in support of Italian Study Abroad Programs as well as awards for annual achievements.
      • Italian Studies Chairs in New Jersey, New York and California.
      • Cultural programs through a number of schools, educational foundations, Italian and non-Italian organizations.

      Awards Criteria

      Awards Application

  • The SITE Program in Lombardy
    The SITE Program ( Study, Intercultural Training and Experience) is a paid internship program for English Teaching Assistants in the schools of  the Region of Lombardy, Italy. It is an excellent opportunity for students or new graduates who wish to get a better understanding of the Italian language and culture while assisting the Italian teachers in their work. The program, established in 2005, promotes linguistic and intercultural exchange within Europe and across the globe. The program is open to B.A. students who are currently completing or have recently completed ( within the last 18 months) college level Italian language and culture.

For further information, please visit the website:

Former students'comments about the program:

After graduation I spent two incredible years of my life in Milan, in northern Italy, with the SITE PROGRAM. Once past the initial culture shock and homesickness, I found myself right at home in this simultaneously busy and laid-back city. I had to decide to push past my comfort zone in many areas, and the resulting personal growth was more than worth it. Italy takes a combination of diligent preparation and winging it, and you have to be okay with things not going as planned. I became a natural at lazy strolls, ice-cream in hand of course, marveling again and again at the incredible architecture and landscaping around me. I met friends who have become family, I tried incredible cuisine, I am now a bit of a fashionista, and I have a repertoire of wonderful experiences I love telling my students of Italian. Nothing worth anything comes easy, but considering how incredible Milan was, my time there just might be the exception (Allegra Flechter, 2012).


"About the SITE Program in Lombardy: I worked at a high school called Istituto Salvador Allende in Milan. My job was to encourage speaking as much as possible in the classroom with dialogues, debates, games, discussions, etc. I think the best lesson I did was one in which I brought in a bunch of clothing and had the students create and act out dialogues as if they were at a store shopping. Outside of the classroom, I found that one challenging aspect of participating in SITE was building up my social life. Starting off, the only person my age that I knew was the other American teaching assistant at my school and my only commitment was the 12 hours of teaching required each week by the program. Some of the things that I did to change this were: 1) Joining a local gym. 2) Seeking out opportunities for giving private lessons. 3) Contacting and meeting up with other SITE assistants placed in Milan. 4) Looking for and attending events to meet locals. (Every Thursday, I went to a popular English-speaking happy hour at a bar and always met lots of Italians there.) There are plenty of ways to build a community in the city you're placed in. You just have to put in the effort! Overall, I really enjoyed my year in Milan and would be happy to answer any questions people have about my experience." (Cindy Colombus, 2014)


  • EDUITALIA Scholarships- Eduitalia, an Association of qualified Schools and Universities that offers courses for foreign students in Italy, through the Associated Institutes mentioned below, is pleased to support the important initiative of the Embassy of Italy in Washington for the promotion of Italian language in the United States, particularly at the AP level. The 28 scholarships granted by Eduitalia will enable the recipients to enjoy Italy through an unforgettable learning experience. Detailed information about the numerous study options offered in Italy is available on Eduitalia’s web site ( You can download the online version of the guide “Eduitalia-Study in Italy”, or explore the course of studies which interest you through the search engine which, thanks to its subdivision by cities and/or courses of studies, enables you to identify the course you need.

    ALL THE STUDENTS who will take an AP- Italian exam are eligible. Winners of the following scholarships will be randomly selected by a raffle organized by the Educational Office of the Embassy of Italy in Washington:
    1) n.14 all-expenses-paid scholarships (that means free course, lodging, teaching equipment and extracurricular activities), divided as follows:
    a) –n. 1 scholarship for 5 weeks
    b) –n. 6 scholarships for 4 weeks
    c) – n. 7 scholarships for 3 weeks
    2) –n. 14 scholarships with partial coverage of expenses for variable periods (of up to 4 weeks).

    THE SCHOLARSHIPS are granted by:
    - A Door to Italy- Scuola di Italiano di Genova
    - Babilonia - Centro Studi Italiani di Taormina
    - Cultura Italiana di Arezzo
    - Cultura Italiana di Bologna
    - Ellci di Milano
    - ll Sasso - Scuola di Italiano di Montepulciano
    - Istituto Linguistico Mediterraneo di Pisa
    - Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici- Firenze
    - Sant' Anna Institute - Sorrento Lingue
    - Scuola di Italiano Dante Alighieri - Camerino
    - The American University of Rome

Other Opportunities to live in Italy: