From Bologna to Los Angeles: Living and Working in the USA

Saturday, April 25th, 2015
At the Oscars

Ever since I started college, I had planned to spend time working abroad after graduating. Even while I was still at the University of Bologna, I participated in an exchange program that allowed me to spend my third year at the University of California in Santa Cruz. I have always had a passion for the […]

Do you speak English?

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Guest list: Ester Martelli – Founder of International School Bologna Andrea Magelli – Founder of You Can Group Serena Bersani – President ASER Alberto Ronzani – Commercial Director of Birra Ronzani How often do you use English for business in Bologna? most of the time How important is speaking English for the city? very important especially for jobs […]


Sunday, March 1st, 2015

because… Saida-Bologna is a city full of art and culture with many monuments and beautiful churches. There’s building momentum too in global recognition for its popularity in satisfying food critics the world over. It’s also the only city where you can walk under 40km of porticoes and not get wet on a rainy day! Sara-there’s […]

How to avoid making enemies of the natives

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

It’s never easy trying to integrate, particularly if the host nation is very different in culture, custom and language to your own homeland. For this reason, the following list, which is by no means exhaustive, is dedicated to all those workers, students, passing business folk and friendly faces who desire to make Bologna their home […]

Ex-pat’s Farewell

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

After 33 years teaching in Italy I decided it was time for a move. Time to resurrect. Time to dust off the years of Italian scuola media course books telling me that it was ‘raining cats and dogs’ and that ‘hello’ was a common form of greeting. Time to explore the English of the streets […]

9 Reasons Why You Must Visit BOLOGNA…now

Sunday, March 1st, 2015
Torre Garisenda

1. 40km of porticoes which may soon get UNESCO heritage approval. 2. Medieval towers dot the skyline with incredible views over the city. 3. University of Bologna is almost 1,000 years old! 4. The 7 Churches of Santo Stefano and the piazza are a sightseer’s gift from the Bolognesi. 5. The Archiginnassio is simply breath-taking: […]