Application deadline is February 28, 2017. If you are interested in participating in the program, please contact Professor Elena Past at email@example.com.
This program is designed to provide an opportunity for students and graduate students who are native speakers of English to be immersed in the language and culture of Italy to gain a better understanding of Italian culture and traditions. Participants will be matched with high schools for internships in teaching English.
Participants can choose a duration of the program anywhere from a minimum of three months to a maximum of eight months as long as it is between October 1 and May 31. Actual start and completion dates are dependent on the school assigned to the participant and the program length requested.
The program is open to undergraduate Italian majors who have not graduated more than 18 months prior to the start of the program.
- Prior teaching experience to non-native speakers (preferably experience teaching English to ESL students).
- Status as B.A. student (Italian major or minor preferred), or status as recently graduated student ( within the past 18 months at the moment of application, therefore graduated in or after November 2014) or status as M.A or Ph.D. student specializing in Italian language and culture. In absence of such (preferred) requisites, completion of at least 3 semesters of University level Italian and a minimum of B grade in the course is required. If not the case, proof of the equivalent proficiency and knowledge of Italian will be considered at the discretion of the selecting institution and the Program coordinators.
- Experience studying or working abroad, or participation in cross-cultural activities in North America.
- In the case of a candidate who has a GPA that does not meet the 3.25 requirement, or who does not fulfill the above listed preferred criteria, the university may still proceed forward with candidate selection provided the quality of the applicant is demonstrated as notwithstanding, ideal for the internship. In any case, the SITE Program Coordinators reserve the right to reject candidates who do not meet program criteria.