education

Universities in Europe:  Some Good Reasons to Go Dutch

Universities in Europe: Some Good Reasons to Go Dutch

As the long August holiday winds down, the beach gear and sunscreen are reassigned to their customary corners of the closet, and many students turn their thoughts towards academic concerns. Both prepared pupils and late bloomers may be pleased to know that it’s not too late to consider an optimal educational opportunity here in Europe: university in the Netherlands.  Why should many students, espe... »

University Abroad in Uncertain Times:  Some Good News

University Abroad in Uncertain Times: Some Good News

Global uncertainty appears to be a common thread—“un filo conduttore,” as they say in Italian—in much of the news these days. In the field of education, we’ve received disheartening word about proposed budget cuts to US federal funding for financial aid, the uncertain future of university tuition fees for EU students, and the introduction of possible new work permits for British and European natio... »

International Baccalaureate, a growing trend in international education.

International Baccalaureate, a growing trend in international education.

Where as for most Italian families the topic of what educational system is often not an issue as the Italian school curriculum is set by the Ministry of Education and applies both to public and private schools, this is not the case for international families and expats. Though over the years we have seen an increase in the number of students crossing over between the different school systems, the ... »

Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day

After arriving in Milan a month ago, I have found it to be an elegant, vibrant city. I can only imagine the very different experience my ancestors faced when they arrived in Australia in the 1790s. Australia’s first European settlers landed on the 26th January 1788 – now Australia Day – and were faced with a hot climate filled with strange flora and fauna and a country already inhabited by diverse... »

A chat with Clive Malcolm Griffiths

A chat with Clive Malcolm Griffiths

Clive Malcolm Griffiths has worn many hats along his road through life, but he is perhaps best known with his bowler hat on explaining lyrics of today’s top pop hits in Italian schools. He moved to Italy following, as he calls it, “one of my great passions: ice cream.” Since then he founded Videomusic in 1984 becoming the first musical channel dedicated to music. He did a stint for Italia 1’s Le I... »