In this article on Study Travel Magazine, the most important study abroad magazine in the world, Carlo Lipparini, Licet vice president, explains the birth of the association; the social, touristic, cultural, educational, occupational, contributory and economic importance of Italian language schools for foreigners in Italy; the aims of the association; the crisis in the sector due to the pandemic emergency; the wishes and requests of LICET member schools.
The Italian schools for foreigners are a vital, although often overlooked, resource for Italy’s tourism industry and for promoting the Italian brand. This is the topic of the last interview, released to Qui Bologna TV by Andrea Bernardoni, Vice-President of Associazione Scuole LICET – Lingua italiana, cultura e turismo.
One of the consequences of the invisibility suffered by the Italian language schools for foreigners is the very scarce presence of news concerning them directly. While for other categories (hotels, bars, restaurants, commerce in general, transport, etc.) it is not unusual to find articles or news reports that highlight the problems of the various sectors, there are very few references to the daily struggle of all the schools, centers and institution that deal with study holidays and Italian courses for foreigners.