Education

Cooperativa Sociale G.Barberi

The social cooperative G.Barberi was instituted in 1990 thanks to young volunteers who felt the need to give their time, dedication and professional help to empower young adults with special needs. The intern will work with volunteers of the organization participating in activities which may include ceramic classes, therapeutic dance, bricolage, gardening, arts and crafts, weaving, and music depending on the schedule. Interns must be able to relate well others.

Language requisites: Intermediate to advanced Italian.


Elementary Schools

The elementary school intern works with a class of 20-25 children ages 6 to 10 assisting the teacher with classroom activities in English. In some cases the intern creates and carries out her/his own program, in others s/he follows that of the teacher. In both cases the intern is encouraged to share traditional American games, songs and folklore with the class. Recommended for students of education and the performing arts, but open to anyone enthusiastic about working with children. Available for IPA credit only.

Language requisites: Beginner’s Italian.


High Schools

The high school intern works with one or more classes of 25-30 students, age 15 to 19, leading in-class discussions, games or other activities in English. Recommended for students of education, psychology, communications or the performing arts, but open to anyone enthusiastic about working with young people. Available for IPA credit only.

Language requisites: Beginner’s to intermediate Italian.