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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 Opportunities

    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.

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  • 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: