College of DuPage Hosts Inaugural Italian Immersion Day
Feb 4, 2016 8:49 AM -
Approximately 170 Italian-American students from COD and local high schools gathered to immerse themselves in Italian language, heritage and culture during the College's inaugural Italian Immersion Day. Click here to view photos from this event. Students from Addison Trail, East Leyden, West Leyden, Highland Park, Prospect Heights, Ridgewood and Wheeling high schools began the day by taking a pledge to speak only Italian throughout the program. During the event, sponsored by COD's Italian and Liberal Arts programs in collaboration with Northern Illinois University and the American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI), students participated in a number of activities celebrating Italian language and culture, including passing through a simulated customs process, bocce ball matches and a geographical activity involving Italy.