Social Italian event for students of Italian at Pitt
Events in UCIS
Thursday, April 21
French casual conversation table. Open to all students of all levels of proficiency.
Born in Colombia, Mariana is finishing her MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL at the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. She obtained her BA in Foreign Language Teaching from Universidad del Valle in Colombia where she graduated with a National Recognition Award by the Ministry of Education for her outstanding performance. Following, she received a Fulbright scholarship at Bard College in New York. Returning to Colombia, she moved to Leticia where she worked as an English teacher inspiring her current research which earned her a second Fulbright scholarship. During her stay at Pitt, she has focused on English teaching as a tool for empowering the indigenous identity and revitalization of minority languages in the Colombian Amazon. The now Robert T. Henderson awardee discusses how turning to remote instruction due to the Covid-19 pandemic constituted a bigger challenge to teachers and administrators in Leticia, where connectivity was already an issue before the crisis. The session will explore how schools faced on-line education, the limited available tools and how the teacher’s population was affected by Covid-19. Moreover, speaker will describe what are the lessons and challenges to consider now that students and teachers are back to in-person classes.
This panel, made up of young professionals, provides first-hand experiences from the student perspective regarding European work settings, including legal, cultural, and other human resources differences.
• Alex Alibrandi FIU Alumni
Sales and Marketing Associate Bozzuto Group
Master of Science in Information & Communications Technology
at University of Denver
• Ian Schreiber-Altamirano FIU Alumni
Renewal Manager at DocuSign
MBA Candidate at Nova Southeastern University
• Isabella Venturini FIU Alumni
Master in Security Studies Program
at Georgetown University
Intercultural Coach, Language, and Communication Skills Trainer URBAN Training and Services, Inc.
Join the French Club for French language practice
For their final event of the year, the International Relations Club will hold officer elections and play international relations-themed trivia.