Media Resources for Italy

If someone from Iceland, Ghana, or Oman were to visit you in the States, wouldn’t you want them to understand some things about your culture before they arrived?

From popular culture, movies, YouTube videos, articles, blog posts, and travel guides, we can derive culture, cultural context and clues. We encourage you to do this as you prepare to visit someone else’s home country! Here’s a list of resources that may help you understand your host culture and ease the transition between home and host countries:

Italy - Culture

Recommended Books and Guides:
Lonely Planet
Diversity Abroad

Rough Guide
Travel and Leisure
CIA Factbook
Trip Advisor #CISabroadtip: check out their smartphone app too!

Recommended Videos and Movies:



More Video Resources:

Travel Tips: Why you need a U.S. Passport Card

Italian Press Resources:

Rai World (English site) 

Corriere della sera (English site)

La repubblica

Huffington Post Italia

#CISabroadtip: Here’s a great Italian politics blog!

Language Resources:

Google translate
Word Lens
Mango Languages
Learn a language for free: the five best websites

#CISabroadtip: Many of the above are great apps for your phone or other devices!