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Education Office


ufficio scola

Ivana Marroncelli
Education Office Director

ivana.marroncelli@esteri.it

T +1 617 722 2409

M +1 617 6970930

Education Office

Dear students and teachers of Italian,

this is the page of the Education Office of @italyinboston in which you will find the initiatives dedicated to the Italian language and the promotion of culture in the schools and universities of our constituency.

The goal of the office is to strengthen relations with the Italian and Italian-American educational and cultural community, organizations and associations in promoting the values, culture and traditions of Italian heritage in our consular jurisdiction.

I am at your disposal in the ongoing efforts aimed at further enriching our common cultural heritage to be transmitted to future generations!


XXIV Settimana della lingua nel Mondo – Concorso per Scuole e Università

 

Dear teachers and colleagues,

the XXIV edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World (SLIM), scheduled for October 14-20, is approaching and we are pleased to announce the release of the new contest dedicated to students of Italian in the New England consular district.

The SLIM 2024 theme is “Italian and the Book: the world between the lines”.

In the year in which Boston has been designated as the “Capital of Italian Creativity in the World”, we are asking school and college students to explore the nexus between language and literature by reading and interpreting in an original way some of the most interesting authors on the Italian publishing scene.

Entries will be judged by a panel of educational and performing arts experts, and will be awarded during the week dedicated to the Festival of Creativity to be held in Boston in November 20-24, 2024.

All schools and universities in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont are invited to participate by unleashing their creative juices.

All participants will have a formal recognition from the Consulate General.

The deadline for submissions is Nov. 1st, 2024.


Master of Arts in Teaching in Italian

Dear teachers and colleagues,

I am delighted to announce the launch of a new initiative of the University of Massachusetts Amherest that might be of interest to you and your colleagues.

UMass is introducing a comprehensive Master of Arts in Teaching in Italian program designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel as educators in the field of Italian studies.

For more detailed information about the program structure, admission requirements, please visit the UMass website page.


MITA Scholarships for Educators 2024 – 2025

The Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Italian Teachers Association (MITA) is offering four $250.00 scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year. These scholarships are available to active AATI/MITA members who are interested in attending state (MAFLA), regional (NECTFL), or national (ACFTL) conferences. If you’re considering furthering your professional development and networking opportunities, this is a chance not to be missed.

DEADLINE: June 15, 2024

Winners will be notified by the beginning of September 2024. The scholarship can be used within one year of being received (by September 2025).

Please complete the form using the link below.

It is recommended to review the rubric before filling out the form.

Apply for the MITA Educator Scholarship


EDUITALIA SCHOLARSHIPS 2024

The Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. and Eduitalia, an association of 116 qualified schools, colleges, and universities that offer courses for foreign students in Italy, have teamed up to offer 19 scholarships aimed at promoting the Italian language and culture in the United States.

The grants will cover accommodation in Italy for up to 5 weeks at one of Eduitalia’s associated Institutions, enrollment, Italian classes, study material, and extracurricular activities.

The scholarships will allow winners to live an unforgettable study experience in Italy in 2025. All students who take the AP Italian Language and Culture exam are eligible. Winners will be chosen by the Education Offices of the Consular Network from the most deserving students.

For more information:

Embassy website:

https://ambwashingtondc.esteri.it/en/news/dall_ambasciata/2024/04/applications-for-the-eduitalia-scholarships-2024-are-now-open-and-available/


AATI National Italian Exam 2024

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Guida Eduitalia-Study In Italy 2024

Dear students and teachers,

we are pleased to inform you that Eduitalia, the Italian association of qualified schools, academies and universities that offers courses to foreign students every year, has recently published its Guida Eduitalia-Study in Italy 2024 which describes all the 115 academies and institutions where students can go and study Italian.

If you are interested in having a fantastic experience in Italy and master Italian at best, visit the Eduitalia’s website to find all the courses available in schools, academies and universities in the most fascinating & beautiful cities and regions in Italy and explore opportunities that might be of interest to you.


Bando Rotary Club – corso lingua italiana luglio 2024

Il Rotary club di Perugia ha emanato un bando per la selezione di 8 borse di studio per la frequenza di un corso di lingua e cultura italiana presso l’Università per Stranieri di Perugia a luglio 2024.

Ogni ulteriore indicazione circa le modalità di presentazione della domanda a cura di ciascuno studente, i benefici inclusi nella borsa e ogni altra utile informazione sono reperibili nel bando pubblicato in italiano e in inglese e scaricabile dalla pagina dedicata del sito di Ateneo.

Website
bando-Rotary-24-ENG


Opportunity: Evening Beginning Italian Teacher Needed for Salem High School Enrichment Program

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MITA Scholarships 2024

Website

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Scholarships – Trentino is waiting for you

The Autonomous Province of Trento has approved a call for applications for five scholarships reserved for Trentino descendants living abroad to attend undergraduate and master’s degree programs at the University of Trento for the academic year 2024/2025. The call for applications and the form to apply are available at this link.

The deadline to send the application and required attachments to ufficio.partenariati@pec.provincia.it is May 20, 2024 at 12:00 noon (am – CET).

Applicants are advised to carefully consult the University’s course admission notices at this page with special reference to the deadline dates (may be earlier than May 20, 2024).

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The Education Office of the Consulate General of Italy in Boston is announcing the ranking of schools and universities  that have submitted applications to participate in Study Tours to Eataly Boston. The ranking was drawn up on the basis of applications received by March 31st, 2024, and on the criteria outlined in the notice published on the Consulate’s website.

  1. Arlington High School (Arlington, MA)
  2. MC Glynn MS – Andrews MS (Medford, MA)
  3. Monsignor Clarke School (Wakefield, RI)
  4. St Mary Academy Bay View (Riverside, RI)
  5. Lexington HS (Lexington, MA)
  6. Wilmington MS (Wilmington, MA)
  7. Canton HS (Canton, MA)
  8. Stoneham HS (Stoneham, MA)
  9. Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  10. Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA)
  11. Tufts University (Boston, MA)

There are four scheduled tours for the current school year. The Education Office will proceed to contact the first four schools in order of ranking for scheduling. In case of waivers, or in the event of additional resources, the Education Office will contact the next schools according to the ranking.


February 15 2024

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has issued the Decree 4815/0229 – attached hereto – by which it establishes the criteria and procedures for the disbursement of funds allocated in Chapter 2619, Management Plan 2. These grants are aimed at the promotion of Italian language and culture exclusively in primary and secondary schools. The grants contribute to the payment of teachers’ salaries hired under local law, scholarships and study trips to Italy.

Schools interested in competing and subsequently submitting their application for grants, will have to submit the forms and the letter through the Education Office at the Consulate General of Italy in Boston no later than March 8th 2024.

  • Capitolo 2619, Programma Gestionale 2, 2024: Contributions for K-12 schools to support Italian teaching positions, both existing or to be started, and contributions to study trips to Italy:
  1. A) contributions to support Italian teaching positions, both existing or new (Forms A and A2);
  2. B) contributions to study trips to Italy (Forms B and B2, to be awarded in case funding requests in Program A are not completely used).

Please take the time to read the annexes below:

In order to submit applications, both the letter and the forms are to be signed by the Principal or Head of Department.

Please note that the deadline to submit the application form and documents to this office is March 8th, 2024.

The application should include:

  1. dated and signed letter of request of the School, on the School’s headed paper, signed by the Principalwith the motivation of the request and description of Italian Language activities;
  2. application Forms A, B, as applicable, in editable .pdf format, completed in all their parts in Italian, also dated and signed by the Principal;
  3. If your School was awarded contributions in the past five years, a report on the results achieved and evidence of the usage of the last grant received should be submitted (Forms A2, B2 in editable .pdf format, as applicable).

 

The contribution request for Italian teaching positions should not exceed euro 25,000.00.

The forms are in editable PDF format to facilitate data entry, to allow the Legal Representative of the requesting school to upload their signature (in jpeg format), the Consulate to insert the stamp (in jpeg format) and its digital signature.

To ensure full functionality of the editable PDF format you will need to open attachments using Adobe, Internet Explorer or Edge.

Only applications that are filled out in the editable PDF format will be accepted.

 

For any further information and/or support in preparing the requested documents and filling out the required application forms, please contact the Education office:

 

Tel +1 617 722 9409

email: ufficioscuole.boston@esteri.it

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has issued a decree by which it establishes the criteria and procedures for the disbursement of funds allocated in chapter 2619 – Management plan 2.

These grants are for the creation and operation of chairs/professorships/lectureships of Italian language at foreign universities and are intended for the partial coverage of the remuneration of teachers hired by universities under local law contracts. The term “cattedra” i. e. chairs/professorships/lectureships means positions and/or courses in universities, in which the Italian language is among the languages taught, according to the regulations of the institution concerned, even if the position or course has a different denomination. These grants are intended for the partial contribution to the payment of the Italian position. The contribution request for the Italian teaching position should not exceed 25,000.00 euros.

The contributions granted in the financial year 2024 must be used by the end of the activities of the academic year 2024/25.

Please note that the deadline to submit the application form and documents to this office is March 8th, 2024.

Universities interested in competing and subsequently applying for grants must submit the following documents, each individually dated, signed and stamped by the Dean or Department Head:

 

Please note that both Form A and Form B should be filled out electronically, preferably in Italian. All documents should be completed in full, dated, signed and stamped by the applicant. The letter and the forms must be submitted to the Education Office of the Consulate General of Italy in Boston by March 8th, 2024.

For any further information and/or support in preparing the requested documents and filling out the required application forms, please contact the Education office:

Tel +1 617 722 9409

Email: ufficioscuole.boston@esteri.it


The Consulate General of Italy in Boston wishes to promote Italian food and wine culture within educational institutions and universities in New England through the organization of guided tours and cooking workshops at the Boston headquarters of Eataly, the world-famous model of Italian slow food.

Study tours represent a valuable opportunity for Italian students of all ages to come into contact with Italian culture through the exploration of the variety of Italian raw materials and food and wine products, their origins, as well as the preparation and processing techniques, from the most traditional to the most innovative, for which Italy is world-famous.

Study tours are normally composed of two phases: the first is dedicated to a guided tour of the store, observing its display dimensions and its gastronomic and commercial offerings, with tastings and samples of a selection of typical products; in the second phase, on the other hand, the students are called upon to literally put their ‘hands in the dough’, by engaging in cooking workshops, such as hand-made pasta preparation. At the end of the tour, each student is also given a voucher for a food tasting on site.

Through an application process, the Consulate will offer this study tour experience to three groups of Italian students, of about 40 each, to be carried out by December 2024. Please note that, for school or university institutions, no financial obligation is foreseen, with the exception of any transportation costs to and from Eataly Boston.

In order to schedule the events in a timely manner, interested schools and teachers are asked to submit their applications to the email address ufficioscuole.boston@esteri.it by the deadline of March 31, 2024, providing the following information:

  • name of the school or university
  • name of the Italian teacher in charge of the project
  • details of the school group involved (approximate number of students, age, grade and level of knowledge of the Italian language)
  • reasons for the application (definition of the educational project in which the study tour experience is included)
  • calendar preferences (indication of the month(s) of the year in which you wish to carry out the study tour).

The Consulate reserves the right to select, through its own sound and reasoned judgement, the student groups that will benefit from the study tour experience, based on the following criteria:

  • number of participations (with priority for school or university institutions that have not already benefited from the experience)
  • quality and coherence of the project and educational motivations
  • compatibility of timetable

For information, please do not hesitate to contact the Consulate’s Education Office at the above address.