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Project "Graduates for Italian" – 2020 Edition



Now in its fifth edition, the project “LAUREATI PER L’ITALIANO” ("GRADUATES FOR ITALIAN") aims to facilitate the inclusion of teachers with a graduate degree specialized in teaching Italian as a foreign language, in foreign universities, including in the United States, for the 2019/2020 academic year. The program is sponsored by the Directorate General for Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI).

American Universities interested in hiring teachers specialized in teaching Italian as a foreign language can present their application by filling out the attached form which must be received by MAECI through the Embassy/Consular network whose jurisdiction the university is under. All applications from Universities under the jurisdiction of the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC must be received by this Italian Cultural Institute by February 5, 2020

The selection of candidates will be conducted by the Università per Stranieri (University for Foreigners) of Siena, the Università per Stranieri of Perugia, and the University of Roma Tre (members of the CLIQ association- Certification of Quality Italian Language).

Please note that the employment contracts according to local regulations will be between the University applicants and selected graduate teachers, with no obligations on the part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Government.

The Italian Embassy in Washington D.C. will notify the applicant American universities of the name of the candidate selected by the aforementioned University.

Please note that the applicant university must send the acceptance of the selected teacher within 15 days of receipt of the notification from the Embassy.

University applicants must indicate on their form the total amount of money and any benefits that the University is willing to independently offer to the teacher.

The Directorate General for Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation of MAECI may provide the universities participating in the project, that specifically request it, a financial contribution to partially cover the costs that foreign universities will incur for hiring graduate teachers.