Student Member Benefits

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Student Membership

The Italian Language Foundation supports high schools students in becoming AP qualified in Italian Language and Culture. Our Student Members receive stipends and resources during high school and into college and career.

The Italian Language Foundation subsidizes college-related expenses such as AP Italian exams for students in need. 

The Italian Language Foundation organizes internships for Student Members, providing employment experiences within Italian – focused industries and businesses, and a valuable Italian language experience.

Student Members are invited to submit blogs, to be posted on our website, and have access to cultural events and opportunities to engage and practice their Italian language skills.

What are the Awards for Excellence?

Since 2010, the Italian Language Foundation recognized the need to provide recognition & incentives to student who pass the AP Italian Language and Culture Exam with a minimum score of 3, 4 or 5.

The Awards for Excellence honored the hard work of students nationwide who not only chose to study Italian, they made a commitment to become AP Italian qualified. The Awards for Excellence are an opportunity for students to be rewarded for their commitment to excellence in Italian and are a special honor for the student’s academic record.

Please remember, your teacher of Italian MUST be an Italian Language Foundation Member for you to be eligible to apply.

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Student Internship Program

The Student Internship Program provides language and potential employment opportunities with U.S. export to Italy companies and Italy-based import companies. Your Membership entitles you to access Internship opportunities with our Corporate Internship Partners.

Cultural Events

From music to theater, art shows and food festivals become a part of immerse yourself in a variety of cultural events where as a Student Member you can volunteer and/or attend an event from our list of Collaborators. With your Membership, you will be able to access our Student Events Calendar.

AP Italian Language and Culture

Student Members are kept up to date on the College Board’s AP Italian Language and Culture information, resources and updates.

Become an Italian Language Foundation Contributory Writer

In English or Italiano, we are looking for a few of our very own Student Members to become Contributory Writers! Tell us about your Italian learning experiences, how is AP Italian helping your formazione scolastica? Traveled to Italy already, write a pictorial or send us a video post. Interested? See our Blog Guidelines and once you become a Student Member, Contact Us to add Contributory Writer to your curriculum vitae!

Milenny Than

“The Italian Language Foundation workshops [helped me] learn new techniques to adjust my curriculum and introduced resources I now use to engage my students daily.”


New Heights Academy Charter School, New York, NY

Jonathan Piccirillo

The growth of AP Italian is extremely exciting for passionate Italian teachers like myself and allows us to see students expand their linguistic and cultural skills in the Italian language.


Mineola High School Garden City, NY

Carolyn Wilcox

The AP course is a terrific motivator for many students. The themes of the course provide challenging topics for language production. Teaching the curriculum is rewarding. I love the AP course!


Venice High School Los Angeles, CA

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