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As we begin a new academic year, I encourage you to become familiar with the many educational opportunities offered here at CCRI.  Discover new courses, look for new cultural experiences, meet new students and instructors. Above all, wherever you do, do it by giving your very best!

I invite you to discover languages and cultures through the various activities sponsored by our Department of World Languages and Cultures and our Italian Club.
Have you ever dreamed of taking a trip to Italy? Make your dream a reality by enrolling in our
2023 Summer Immersion Program in Italy 

For further information, please e-mail Prof. Mansella [email protected]

Looking forward to welcoming you at our future events.
Stay tuned ...

Prof. Maria C. Mansella, Club Advisor

Spring 2023 Informational Meetings - 2023 Summer Immersion Program in Italy 
Knight Campus ROOM 6012

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 1:00pm-2:30pm 
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 4:00pm 
Thursday, February 23, 2023 6:00pm-7:30pm 


The CCRI Italian Club officers express appreciation to all participants who attended a Zoom Presentation: "Italian Food Through the Ages" with presenter Master Chef Walter Potenza on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 4:00PM Online Via Zoom. With much graditute to all our supporters.

This presentation emphasized the following:

  1. Overview on the development of Italian cuisine from the agricultural beginning to elaborate court's cuisine.
  2. Gastronomic difference between the Northern, Central, and Southern regions, from styles, ingredients, and gastronomic philosophy.
  3. Italian specialty foods and classifications, including the status of DOP and IGP.
  4. Eating in Italy and the meal structure of the daily food consumption and sustainability