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Engineering & Design Summer 2020 Program in Italy for High School Students

Date 12.16.2019

Are you interested in taking your STEM Education to a more GLOBAL and EXPERIENTIAL level? Would you like to start building up a STRONG COLLEGE APPLICATION during the summer by experiencing first-hand the connections between engineering and design? Then take yourself INTO Italy’s Motor Valley, the heart of one of the most lucrative and prestigious automotive industries in the world. Immerse yourself in a two-week, hands-on summer camp, learning from top Italian academics in the automotive field, and making connections with professional engineers from companies like FERRARI, LAMBORGHINI, and DUCATI. 

After the great success of 2019 edition, we are offering the opportunity for 20 bright high schoolers to participate  in the “Advanced Engineering Summer  2020 Study Abroad Program in Modena, Italy,”  from July 12th 2020 to July 25th. The cost is very competitive because of the support of the Italian Consulate of San Francisco, the partnership with COMITES of San Francisco and MUNER : 2,500$ + airfare . The selection is on a rolling base. The final date for applications is January 16th, 2020. Apply asap for full consideration.

N.B. Partial and Full scholarship available  through COMITES thanks of a generous contribution of Fahrney Automotive

TO APPLY and for more info, please download below brochure or contact diana.ferrara@comcast.net


2019 K-12 Italian Language Video Contest Winners Announced

Date 12.09.2019

Thank you to all who participated in the 2019 K-12 Italian Language Video Contest in celebration of Italian Language Week in the World!

This year’s winners are: K-4: “Siena Italian City” by Sienna Brombach and

9-12: “Cena all’Italiana” by Kenneth Beaston, Luca Fanucchi, Gianna Triplett and  Giovanni Sciacqua

Thank you for submitting your wonderful videos! They were all really great!




Kids Italian Holiday Art Workshop in Orange!

Date 12.01.2019

Leave your kids with Fondazione Italia and go do some holiday shopping! Led by Italian art teacher, Ylenia Mino, children ages 4+ will be inspired to create holiday art and make arts & crafts gifts.  Activities will be presented in Italian and English (if needed). Your kids will be learning Italian through creativity! Materials included in workshop fee.

Saturday, December 7 Chapman University, Doti Hall
1:00 – 2:30 pm: kids ages 4+ ($28)

Register Today!

Help Save Venice! #americalovesvenice

Date 11.21.2019

The Embassy of Italy in Washington and Save Venice Inc. have partnered to restore Venice to its splendor.

Join our efforts to preserve the city’s artistic and cultural heritage for future generations after this week’s record flooding.

Find out how you can help and donate to the Save Venice Immediate Response Fund


“Food in Federico Fellini’s Drawings” exhibit opens at IIC

Date 11.21.2019

On the occasion of the #WorldWeekofItalianCuisine and the upcoming Centennial of Federico Fellini, The Italian Consul General in Los Angeles and the Italian Cultural Institute are proud to inaugurate on November 21 the exhibit, “Food in Federico Fellini’s Drawings”, featuring some of this legendary director’s mealtime artwork.

The exhibit is in the IIC gallery from November 21 through February 15


Italian Reading Corner Opened in the Italian Consulate Los Angeles!

Date 11.15.2019

Nell’ambito della #settimanadellalinguaitaliana #AlessandroBaricco ha inaugurato l’angolo lettura della nostra sala d’attesa. D’ora in poi leggi in italiano mentre aspetti il tuo turno! Grazie a @LibreriaPino per i libri e a @ItalyinNY per l’idea. #italiano #lettura #libri

A new Italian book corner was opened in the Italian Consulate’s waiting room! Thank you @LibreriaPino for all the books and @ItalyinLA for this wonderful idea!


Cinema Italian Style Los Angeles Begins Nov. 21

Date 11.14.2019

Cinema Italian Style 2019 opens with the Los Angeles premiere of 5 IS THE PERFECT NUMBER on Thursday November 21 at 7.30 at the Aero Theatre!

The movie is an adaptation of the novel written by Igort Tuveri, one of the most prominent graphic novelists of Italy, a member of the Bolognese new wave art movement. “With its shocks of bold colors, vertiginous angles and glaring headlights that cut through thick fog, “5 Is the Perfect Number” will be compared to Frank Miller’s “Sin City” films. But Igort’s goals are better represented in another crime film based on a graphic novel, 2002’s “Road to Perdition.” Richly shot with atmosphere to spare by Conrad Hall, “Road to Perdition” was, first and foremost, a mournful saga about fathers and sons. As Peppino tells his own son, Nino, in a flashback scene, “If you kill all the criminals, the world will be out of balance.” The world of Igort’s film is out of balance, which tends to happen when you elevate visuals over characters.”

Calendar of Films & Tickets


Kids Italian Music Workshop on Nov. 23 in Burbank!

Date 11.13.2019

Discover the super power of music! Workshops will be presented in Italian and will introduce children to instruments as well as traditional Italian holiday songs. All fluency levels welcome!

Saturday, November 23 at Burbank Language Center
3:00 – 4:00 pm: kids ages 3 to 5 ($16)
4:15 – 5:45 pm: kids ages 6 to 11 ($24)

Register Today!


Carmen Consoli “Eco di Sirene” World Tour in LA 11/18

Date 11.11.2019

Iconic Sicilian-born Musician CARMEN CONSOLI‘s “Eco di Sirene” (Echo of Sirens) World Tour marks the artist’s return to the States after nearly a decade. For this project, based on her “Eco Di Sirene” critically acclaimed 2018 live album and Italian concert tour, the “Cantantessa” performs from her career-spanning repertoire accompanied by a female string duo consisting of violinist Emilia Belfiore and cellist Claudia della Gatta.  

Carmen Consoli is the most successful female singer-songwriter Italy
has ever produced. Throughout a 25 year career, the musician has been defined by her unflinching emotional live performances of songs that examine broad themes of love, illness, solitude and friendship from a feminine — and feminist — perspective. Her innovative mixture of Italian song with indie-rock influences, bossa nova rhythms, traditional Sicilian musical styles and jazz and blues-inspired riffs have engendered a generation defining sound unique to the Italian music scene.  
November 18, 2019 | 8:00 PM Zipper Hall 200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Get 10% off your tickets by using the code IICCARMENLA!
Tickets

LG airs commercial in Italian in the US

Date 11.08.2019

LG Appliances airs commercial in America in Italian with subtitles featuring Italian photographer Delfino Sisto Legnani. It is very exciting to see a link being made between technology, art and Italian!