Academic: UWT’s first Technology in Italy study abroad program

Italy-Summer-AD-smallUW Tacoma has a new study abroad program this summer: Technology and Society – A Global Perspective. The program location is Rome, Italy, at the fabulous UW Rome Center – taking advantage of their central location and established connections. If you were trying to get in on an Italy program this summer but missed the early deadlines, check out this program. Here’s a link to the webpage for more information about the program and how to apply:

Time is running out to apply for the Italy program taking place this summer, entitled “Technology and Society: A Global Perspective.” The application cycle will close on MONDAY, APRIL 21st at 5 p.m. Continue reading

UW Rome Center Student Internship

We received this in iSchool Student Services, and it looks like a great opportunity for an iSchool student with tech and/or library knowledge, and who meets the basic requirements, including a basic speaking knowledge of Italian.  Contact the program directly for more information.


This is a reminder that we are taking applications for the next UW Rome Center internship position (internship dates: July 2010 – July 2011). Please forward the information below to any students who may be interested and encourage them to apply. In an effort to make sure that as many students as possible learn of this opportunity, I am sending this email to as broad a range of people as possible.

Interested students are welcome to email me for more information, or to check out the internship information on our website:

Previous student interns have thoroughly enjoyed becoming “Romans” for a year, and we have loved their enthusiastic and capable assistance. If you are interested in this position, please feel free to write and ask for more information and an application. Applications are being accepted until 30 February 2010. Interviews will be scheduled (and an intern chosen) in March 2010. Please contact: 

Jennifer Wilkin
Administrative Director
University of Washington Rome Center



In 2001 the University of Washington established a Rome Center Student Internship position. This position is designed to provide University of Washington students with practical experience working in an office environment, and especially affording them the opportunity for contact with a cultural environment other than their own. This single Internship position is especially suited to a student enrolled at the University of Washington while working on Italian language studies or on other independent study topic which would be enriched by study in Italy. The Rome Center Student Internship position is outlined below. 

dates: July 2010 – July 2011
20-hour work week
flexible hours; some hours required outside normal office hours

– prior participation on a UW Rome-based academic program
– must be enrolled for study at the UW for duration of internship. Previous student interns have arranged for “Concurrent Enrollment” through the Office of International Programs and Exchanges (IPE). This requires a UW faculty member to oversee independent study, but for more information please visit the IPE office, Room 459 Schmitz. Email: ipe@u. Phone: (206) 221-4404. 

– studio apartment at Rome Center provided (includes all utilities except phone)
– $450 monthly stipend

– study visa (long-stay, multiple-entry type) for 1 year
– basic understanding of spoken Italian
– basic understanding of computer hardware & software
– submit application form (see link above) 

– library & computer lab assistance (monitoring computer lab & library, assisting work study students, shelving & cataloging library materials and providing general assistance)
– help students get settled, integrated into life in Rome
– assist staff and faculty (setting up classrooms, problem-solving, handling keys and deposits, assisting with A/V equipment, etc.)
– general office assistance (errands, filing, distributing mail, photocopying, etc.)
– other (as assigned by supervisor; Student Intern reports to Rome Center Associate Director)