Giovanna Cucciniello works closely with the many universities that send students to Temple’s semester programs in Italy, Japan and Spain, and summer programs worldwide.
Giovanna was born in New Haven, Connecticut and traveled to Italy for the first time alone when she was 11 years old, igniting a lifelong spark to travel. She moved to Rome as an undergraduate and completed her BS in International Relations and returned to the U.S. to complete her MS in Bilingual and Multicultural Education. She began teaching bilingual and ESL in the New Haven Public Schools, and later became the Education Coordinator of Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services, a federally funded non-profit organization. Before leaving New Haven to return to Rome, she was an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University and a fellow at Yale University’s Teachers Institute where she developed curriculum on representations of American culture and teaching geography through film. Giovanna worked as the Assistant Director of the IES Abroad Rome Center for seven years where she worked closely with students, staff and faculty on many facets of the program and recently completed a Master’s Degree at the University of Rome Tor Vergata in the History and Culture of Italian Gastronomic Traditions. She moved to Philadelphia in fall 2014 to join our team at Temple.
Reach Giovanna by email at firstname.lastname@example.org