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Italian Studies Department received a grant from Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs awarded a grant to Bryn Mawr’s Department of Italian and Italian Studies, praising the department’s excellence in promoting and advancing the knowledge of Italian language and culture in the United States.

Thanks to the grant, the Department will expand opportunities for students, especially with regards to internships for majors and minors.

Italian Studies Department Receives Grant from Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Student From Bryn Mawr’s Italian Department Wins Scholarship for Summer Study in Italy

Congratulations to Natalie Giovino, Haverford, ’17!


Student From Bryn Mawr’s Italian Department Wins Scholarship for Summer Study in Italy.


For the fourth time in recent years, a student from  Bryn Mawr’s Italian and Italian Studies department has been awarded a chance to study in Italy over the summer. Haverford student Natalie Giovino ’17 has been awarded a scholarship to study at the Universitià di Camerino in Italy this summer. Natalie received the scholarship through a contest held by the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia. For the competition, students were invited to present an original multimedia project on the theme “Research, Discovery, and Innovation: Italy’s Excellence in Culture and Science.” Natalie created a video (in Italian) that can be found on YouTube. Visit the Italian and Italian Studies Department website to learn about other opportunities and to find out more about studying Italian at Bryn Mawr.


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PA Amici della Cultura Kickoff Meeting!


Our very own Sofia Vitale-Gill and Laura Silla with Signore Elda and Elisa Coccia, as well as Representatives from the various Italian Clubs at the University of Pennsylvania, Drew University, Saint Joseph’s University, Temple University, and University of Delaware, as well as Student Liasons, Gino Randazzo, Louis Garzone, and Michael Grillo.


Winners of the raffle with Signore Elisa and Elda Coccia, and Student Liason Gino Randazzo. Check out our big winner Laura!


Bryn Mawr students of Italian won again

Bravissime Jadil e Vanessa!

Every year, the Centre for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia organize a competition open to all college students enrolled in Italian courses at all levels. In order to participate, students have to submit an original multimedia presentation (completely in Italian) on the topic chosen for that year. The topic for 2013 was “Italy: its territories (regions) and its future”.

Well, for the third year in a row, Bryn Mawr College students of Italian placed themselves at the top of the winners’ list.

Bryn Mawr juniors Jadil Rodriguez, a major in Psychology with a minor in Italian, and Vanessa Gonzales, majoring in Economics with a minor in Italian, won second and third place respectively. They both submitted creative multimedia projects originated from their work in Dr. Giuliana Perco’s Italian 201 (Italian Culture and Society), an advanced level Italian cultural studies course that they took during Fall 2012.

Jadil’s project also won her a Summer scholarship for an intensive course of Italian language and culture at the prestigious Università per Stranieri in Siena, Italy.  The award ceremony will take place at the University of Pennsylvania in March.

Last year, another Bryn Mawr student, Cindy Columbus, a junior and a double major in Italian and Linguistics, won a scholarship to Siena, while Gillian Diffenderfer, a Bryn Mawr senior majoring in Romance Languages with a focus on Italian and Spanish, won a Summer scholarship to the University of Perugia in 2011.

Way to go, Mawrters e ….. bravissime Jadil e Vanessa!