For many people, with summer comes anticipation of travel. For 23 Seton Hall students, this summer begins with reflection on a noteworthy academic and spiritual adventure that took them a continent away during the Spring 2024 semester. Students in the Catholic Studies Program’s course Foundations of Christian Culture ventured to Italy over spring b...

UNICO Delaware recently presented its 2024 Brian Piccolo scholarships, named to honor the Italian American football hero who played for Wake Forest University and for the Chicago Bears (1965-69), to student-athlete honorees during a ceremony at St. Edmond Parish Hall, Rehoboth Beach. Six students sponsored by members of the Rehoboth Area Chapter we...

While applying for college, most high school students ask themselves the same question: should they stay in the country or go study abroad? When American students consider the second option, they understand that there is a lot to unpack. They would need to leave their country, continent, and culture for another place altogether. In addition, they u...

One of the many advantages of leading We the Italians is that of knowing and collaborating with truly extraordinary people, who also here in Italy contribute to improving and maintaining the rapport of friendship between Italy and the United States. One of these wonderful people is Giulia Ghia. I call her Minister, because being Councilor for Cultu...

On April 9, the U of A chapter of Gamma Kappa Alpha, the national Italian academic honor society, held its annual initiation ceremony.  The chapter congratulates the nine new student members: Juan Carlos Esquivel Monroy, Leah Foster, Michelle Kamanga, Emily Lawless, Jordyn Moore, Claire Phelps, Adriana Tredway, James II Sterling West and Grace Wils...

Purdue University’s nationally renowned motorsports engineering program in Indianapolis has a new home with an internationally recognized motorsports manufacturer. On Thursday May 23, Purdue announced an innovative partnership with Dallara, the largest multinational Italian race car manufacturer, to house its motorsports program at Dallara’s U.S. h...

The Paolo Busti Cultural Foundation 40th Scholarship Awards Dinner will be held on Tuesday, June 4 at 6 p.m. The Foundation is excited to be able to celebrate their heritage together. It promises to be a wonderful evening of friendship, pride and of course, delicious Italian food being hosted at Batavia Downs. Tickets are $35.00 and may be purchase...

Have you ever looked back at your college experience and wished you had studied abroad? Thanks to Temple University’s Adult Study Abroad, it’s not too late. The program, established in 2019, offers a unique opportunity for adults to study in Rome. And Temple is the only university in the country to offer such a program.   “While many American unive...

The Italian Program (Department of World Languages & Cultures) and the Coccia Institute were thrilled to collaborate with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in welcoming Professor Amedeo Arena (from the University of Naples “Federico II”) to campus! Americans may know of Benjamin Franklin’s friendship with Filippo Mazzei and the impact...

The Mercer County Italian American Festival Association (MCIAFA) held its annual scholarship awards dinner on Monday, at Leonardi's II in Lawrenceville. This year's scholarship recipients were: Colleen Elizabeth Smith, Notre Dame, attending Monmouth University; Enea Meloni, Princeton High School, attending Fairfield University; and Joseph Anthony C...