Nearly 2,000 Students Qualified for Italian Language Foundation Dante Awards

NEW YORK, July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D., president of the Italian Language Foundation, announced today that The College Board’s Advanced Placement Italian Language and Culture exam (AP Italian) in 2016 saw its highest level of participation ever.  

“We are delighted that nearly 2,800 students took the AP Italian exam in 2016,” Dr. Cuomo said.  “With each passing year, since AP Italian was reinstated in 2011, more and more students are participating in the program, which encourages both a love of the Italian language and Italy’s culture and, in some cases, provides college credit for work the students have done in high school.  It’s exciting to see the continuing strong growth of student interest in the AP Italian Program.”  Data about student participation was shared with the Italian Language Foundation (ILF) by the College Board.