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Education Office


Education Office


tel: (212) 439-8661  
fax (001) (212) 606 3328


Dott.ssa Annavaleria Guazzieri


During the 1994-1995 school year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation opened the Education Office at the Consulate in order to promote the study of Italian language and culture in the tri-state area of New York, Connecticut and part of New Jersey.

The Education Office coordinates and supervises language and culture courses, supporting schools interested in the teaching of Italian as part of their curricular activities.

The Education Office’s primary responsibilities are:

  • to promote language and culture courses in collaboration with Italian American associations and cultural/educational institutions;
  • to establish partnerships with the three State Departments of Education and with school districts aimed at implementing Italian language;
  • to collaborate with the professional associations of teachers of Italian to improve the teaching of the language;
  • to develop workshops for teachers, in collaboration with Italian and local universities, as well as the consortium ICoN
  • to participate in conferences on the teaching of foreign languages.

The courses are offered in public or private schools as part of their curriculum, or in some cases as after-school activities. There are also courses for adults. During the 2014-2015 school year, in the tri-state area, approximately 32,000 students have been involved in more than 1,300 courses supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The significant increase in enrolment is evidence of a growing interest in the Italian language and culture.

The organization which collaborates with the Consulate in coordinating the above activities is the Italian American Committee on Education (I.A.C.E.), a non-profit institution founded about twenty years ago (IACE, 686 Park Avenue LL - New York, NY 10065; tel. 212 7728755 - fax: 212 772 8756).

Besides the above mentioned points, the Office oversees the activity of La Scuola d’Italia “Guglielmo Marconi”  in New York, as well as the Italian classes at the United Nations International School (UNIS), both supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.


Visit of the Minister Angelino Alfano

16th Novembre 2017 – the School of Italy “Guglielmo Marconi” greets Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mr Angelino Alfano at the General Consulate of Italy (photos)


Coccia-Inserra Award

for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12) – Prize $ 5,000 – Due date for
submissions: Friday, July 28th 2017. See attached document.attached document.


Scholarships offered by EduItalia. In the web site of our Embassy in
Washington you may find the list of winners, chosen among the students enrolled
in the AP Italian Language and Culture exams. CONGRATULATIONS. Enjoy Italy!!!

EDUITALIA Awards October 23, 2017


University of Bologna - International programmes 2017-2018 - Rimini - School of Economics, Management and Statistics Opportunities and scholarships


Partial scholarships offered by the “Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore” in Milan – Applications for intake September 2017 are open

Call for applications at Ca’ Foscari International College


Adopt an Italian Unesco Site and Fly to Italy – Video Contest for MSU and NJ HS Students of Italian – deadline May 13 2016


International Master Degree in Specialized Translation - University of Bologna (attachment 1 and attachment 2)

International opportunities offered by the the School of Economics, Management and Statistics, University of Bologna (Rimini Campus), for the Academic year 2016/2017 (taught in English)

The School of Economics, Management and Statistics, University of Bologna (Rimini Campus), Italy is glad to announce the international teaching offer (taught in English) for the Academic year 2016/2017 as follows:

First cycle degree / Bachelor (3 years)

· Tourism Economics Curriculum International Tourism and Leisure Industries (ITALI): call for applications available online: web site email (Valeria Macchini)

Second cycle degree / two year master

· Resource Economics and Sustainable Development (RESD): call for applications available online: web site email (Manuela Genghi)

· Service Management (SEM) curriculum of the LM in Business Administration and Management: call for applications available online: web site email (Manuela Genghi)

· Tourism Economics and Management (TEAM): call for applications available online: web site email (Valeria Macchini)

Furthermore we would like to inform you that the University of Bologna offers tuition fee waiver to international student who wish to enroll in a First or Second Cycle Degree Programme for A.Y. 2016/2017. More details are available here:




New opportunities and 120 schoolarships at the University of Milan -La Statale
( Broschure - Sito Web: )

Dual language Program

Thanks to FIAO (Federation of Italian-American Organizations) the Department of Education of the City of New York will start the first Dual Language Program Italian class in Brooklyn District 20. “It’s a first step…… we’ll continue working in order to start many others (Appeal from the Consul General - Flyer)

Italian Language and Culture AP exams

The College Board asked us to reach 2,500 exams per year within 2016. The number of the exams in May 2015 was 2,573. A great result, which allows us to say that, thanks to the effort of the Italian diplomatic network, starting with our Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero (Appeal from the Ambassador to the teachers), the Italian-American organizations, and especially thanks to the wonderful teachers of Italian who prepared the students, we reached the target a year in advance. It’s evidence of how much American students love our language and culture more and more.


- year 2012 – 1,806 exams
- year 2013 – 1,980 exams
- year 2014 – 2,231 exams
- year 2015 – 2,573 exams

See also the specific brochure by Berardo Paradiso, marketing editor.

For further information about the AP-Italian Language and Culture Program see also the Italian Embassy in Washington web site.

AP Awards:

The members of the Local Observatory of the Italian language, Sal Salibello, Carlo Davoli, Roberto Dolci, Silvana Mangione, Berardo Paradiso, Joe Sciame and Anthony Tamburri have decided each year to give a grant to the teacher who prepares the highest number of AP-Italian students. Every year another teacher, thanks to a raffle among all those who prepare at least five students, is awarded the same amount of money.

The Observatory also helps needy students to pay the cost of the exam and provides them with training courses offered by ICoN, a consortium of 19 Italian Universities committed to online training for teachers and students.

In Italy, Eduitalia, an association of more than 70 schools and Universities for foreigners, through a raffle, every year offers free courses and accomodations to AP –Italian students.


- Handbook edited by the Calandra Institute 

- Bocconi University – Master in Tourism Economy 

- Grants offered by the University of Bologna


Teaching Italian


Institutions that collaborate with the Education Office:

- Italian American Committee on Education (IACE) courses of Italian

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- La Scuola d’Italia “Guglielmo Marconi” - the only Italian school in Northern America

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