Grant & Scholarship Detail

Italian Teacher 2017 Study Grant in Taormina, Sicily


The Center for Italian Studies “Babilonia” in Taormina, Sicily is pleased to announce its Annual Teacher Study Grant created to recognize a teacher of Italian for his/her excellence in classroom teaching. The Teacher Study Grant will be awarded to a dynamic instructor who has not only made extraordinary contributions to the expansion of Italian language and culture in his/her school and local community, but is also committed to continuing to promote the Italian language and culture upon return from Italy.

From July 3rd to July 14th, during the 2 weeks directly following the AATI Conference in Palermo.

The Scholarship includes:

  • free transfer from Palermo to Taormina by private bus (leaving July 2nd)
  • free Teacher Training and Development Course (Aggiornamento Professionale per Insegnanti di IL2/ILS)
  • free lunch at our school restaurant, every day, from Monday to Friday, during the 2 weeks of the program.

The Scholarship will not include accommodation costs, travel costs at the end of the program, food (except for lunches at our school restaurant, every day, from Monday to Friday, during the 2 weeks of the program) Babilonia will assist scholarship recipients to procure housing.

Take advantage of this unique possibility to refresh your Italian, energize your teaching methodology and celebrate our 25th anniversary with us!


  • Must be currently teaching a minimum of two classes of Italian in a U.S. university, high school, middle, elementary or AP Italian program
  • Must be a member of AATI


Candidates must submit by May 13th the application along with two letters of recommendation which address the teacher’s classroom performance, language ability, and dedication to promotion of the Italian language and culture.

Finalists will be notified to arrange a ten minute telephone interview.

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