Friday, September 30, 2016

US Student Safety and Security Abroad Presentation


PRESENTATION U.S. STUDENT SAFETY and SECURITY ABROAD October 3, 2016, 3 pm Free and Open to the Public


The Vice Consul from the U.S. Consulate General Milan will present safety tips and recommendations for U.S. Students studying abroad

  • Safety and Vigilance while Abroad
  • Emergencies while Abroad, 
  • Voting from Abroad, 
  • Services the Consulate can Offer Students. 

A great occasion for young Americans abroad (and eventual educational advisors and host families) to have a direct contact with the U.S. Consulate.  

Students who are have completed Absentee Ballots for the November elections can bring them in by October 3rd at 3pm.   The Consulate will send them to the US, postage free.

Not registered to vote absentee?  Go online ASAP www.fvap.gov to request your absentee ballot. For many states it is possible to obtain an email version, but usually you must print them and return a hard copy by mail.  

Need to renew your passport or a Notary? If need these or other Consular Services, go to this LINK for details.  The Vice Consul is accepting appointments for passport renewals and other services for US Citizens.  Sorry, no visa appointments for non-US Citizens.  

US Citizen Services - October 3, 2016

ATTENTION U.S. CITIZENS 
(versione in italiano sotto)



Monday, OCTOBER 3, 2016 the Vice Consul of the US Consulate General Milan will be at the American Corner Trieste to offer:

·        CONSULAR SERVICES for US CITIZENS:  passport applications, notarial           services, report of birth / death abroad, Social Security Number card applications
·        VOTER ASSISTANCE:  acceptance of completed ABSENTEE BALLOTS to be sent directly to your local US Board of Elections postage-free, assistance for WRITE-IN BALLOTS
3 pm.  Free and Open to the Public

AGENDA:
10 – 12:30 -  Appointments for US CITIZEN Services by appointment only.
Request your appointment at aia.fvg@gmail.com

3 pm - U.S. STUDENT SAFETY and SECURITY ABROAD PRESENTATION – The Vice Consul will present safety tips and recommendations for U.S. Students studying abroad: Voting from Abroad, Emergencies while Abroad, Services the Consulate can Offer Students.  Free and Open to the Public. 

In order to get detailed information on: forms, procedures, and applicable fees, please visit the US Embassy website at 
http://italy.usembassy.gov/acs.html. Passport application forms should be filled out on line and printed out in advance of the appointment. 

Consular service fees for passport or notarial services will have to be paid for by an assegno circolare (cashier’s check), issued by an Italian bank in the exact € amount of the fee, and made out to the U.S. Consulate General Milan. Cash or credit cards CANNOT be accepted for payment.

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ATTENZIONE CITTADINI AMERICANI


lunedì, 3 OTTOBRE 2016 il vice console dall’US Consolato Generale di Milano sarà a Trieste per offrire:

·        SERVIZI CONSOLARI ai CITTADINI degli STATI UNITI:  rinnovo o                   richiesta passaporto, servizi notarili, report of birth / death abroad, richiesta  
      carta di Social Security
·        ASSISTENZA AGLI ELETTORI:  ritiro di ABSENTEE BALLOTS compilati che il consolato invierà gratuitamente negli USA, assistenza per WRITE-IN Ballots 
3-4 pm.  Free and Open to the Public

AGENDA:
10 – 12:30 -  US CITIZEN Services prevvia appuntamento:
Richiede l’appuntamento all’indirizzo:  aia.fvg@gmail.com
10 – 12:30 -  Appointments for US CITIZEN Services:
Request your appointment at aia.fvg@gmail.com

3 – 4 pm - U.S. STUDENT SAFETY and SECURITY ABROAD PRESENTATION – Presentazione con consigli utili per studenti americani per rimanere sicuri e collegati a casa durante la loro permanenza all’estero: Votando dall’estero, Emergenze all’Estero, Servizi che il Consolato offre studenti.  Ingresso Libero.

Per avere dettagli riguardante: moduli, procedure, costi, guardare il sito dell’Ambasciata: at
http://italy.usembassy.gov/acs.html I moduli per passaporti devono essere compilati e stampati prima dell’appuntamento.

L'importo dovuto per passaporti e/o servizi notarili devono essere pagati tramite assegno circolare, da una banca italiana con la cifra esatta in Euro, a nome di "U.S. Consulate General Milan". Non si accettano contanti o carte di credito per il pagamento. 

October 2016 Calendar

October - Fall is in the Air!


October 2016 Newsletter

 OCTOBER 2016 NEWS
AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste

OCTOBER 2016 NEWS AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste 

FALL is in the AIR.  Welcome to All New Students and Members!  The American Film Series begins this month,  American Citizen Services and Social Security will be in Trieste. We will have the annual Halloween Party for Kids.  Remember to renew your Membership 2016/17, valid until August 31, 2017.    View the Newsletter on the Blog in Text or in  Calendar Format.  Themes of the Month: Halloween and US Voters. 

ADD US TO YOUR ADDRESS BOOK aia.fvg@gmail.com  so that you can continue to receive our updates.  Forward the newsletter to a friend!

OFFICE:
Regular Hours: Mornings: Tues. and Thurs. 9–12, Afternoons:  Mon. through  Fri. 4-7
During Office Hours, you can Pay for a Course with Cash, Pick up your receipts for IBAN Payments, Check Out Books, DVD’s Magazines.  Questions? aiafrontdesk@gmail.com
We will be closed from October 31- November 4.  No Group Lessons, Office or Library Services in that period. 

AIA FVG ENGLISH COURSES and MEMBERSHIP
 FALL CLASSES
Here are the Course schedules for 2016/17:  KIDS and ADULTS.  If there is availability, you can join a class at any time of the year.  We have added more morning Adult classes.  The next Weekend Warrior Full Immersion Intensive Weekend of the year is Oct. 22-23.  Contact us at aiafrontdesk@gmail.com for info.
REMEMBER to RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP! 2016/17 Membership Year began on September 1st.  Here is the Membership Form.  Membership prices remain unchanged.  €25 – Ridotto for Students 16 and over, Teachers and 65 and over.  €35 – Intero.  Membership is valid until August 31, 2017.  Renew your membership each year to take advantage of the American Film Series, Register for Courses, Use our Library, Participate in Members Only Events. Enroll with a Friend!  

 36th AMERICAN FILM SERIES  BEGINS at Teatro dei Fabbri – Showtimes:  13:30. 16, 18:30, 21
The film series begins on October 27th.   9 great American films in Original Version.  2016/17 Members Only.  Become a member during Office Hours.
27/10    RACE. Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics.  Starring Stephen James, William Hurt, Jeremy Irons. 2 h 14 min.

SPECIAL EVENTS - FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
 ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS and FAMILIES – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
Nati per Leggere – 20/10, 10 am  - Bilingual Reading English / Italian for ages 0-3 –
Mom & Baby Survival Italian – Every Tuesday, 10 am
Mom & Baby Playgroup in English – Every Thursday, 10 am
Teen Club – Every Friday from 5 -7 pm
Halloween Party for Kids – 21/10 – 5-7 pm – Scuola Materna and Elementary School.  €5 Contribution per family.  Limited to Children of our Members.  Prepaid reservation required.

WOMEN’S SPACE and ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
18/10, 10 am - Tuesday Coffee Break
25/10, 10 am - Short Story Club – The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
Women’s Book Club – 27/10, 8 pm! Discussing A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
Send an email to aia.fvg@gmail.com to participate.
Survival Italian for Adults – Thursdays, 10 am
Maker Space- Thursdays, 10 am

TEACHER LEARNING NETWORKFree and Open to All Language Teachers
21/10, at 18:00  - Monthly Meeting

NEWS for U.S. CITIZENS

AMERICANS. YOUR VOTE COUNTS.  If you are an American citizen, and have not yet registered to vote, please do so immediately.  Go to www.FVAP.gov and fill out the Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request Form. Send your form back according to the instructions for your state.  When you receive your ballot, vote and send it back immediately by mail with Italian Postage applied.  

Monday, OCTOBER 3, 2016 the Vice Consul for U.S. Citizen Services was in Trieste to offer: services and accept absentee ballots.  In addition she did a presentation about  U.S. STUDENT SAFETY and SECURITY ABROAD

Thursday, OCTOBER 20, 2016 - an Official from the US Federal Social Security Administration in Rome will be at American Corner Trieste to accept Social Security applications and answer Social Security questions.
  • 9-12 – INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENTS by email request tofvg@gmail.com
  • 2 pm – PRESENTATION – Social Security Overview and Applying for Social Security Benefits Online. Free and Open to the Public.


VOLUNTEERS
We are a Volunteer Run Non-Profit Association.
Volunteers run our Library, American Corner Programs and Activities.  We are looking for Volunteers to Mentor and Manage the Teen Club, Assist with the Nati per Leggere program, Work at the Cinema, Help with our Morning Activities.  Send us an email.  We’ll find a role for you.  University of Trieste students in Humanities or P.R. can earn Internship Credit Hours with us (CFU).   We accept students with a minimum of 75 hours (3 CFU).  You'll have a great experience and improve your English, while you also learn valuable people skills. Contact us!  aia.fvg@gmail.com 

AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE – Programs, consultation of the library, public internet access computers, and Wi-Fi are always free and open to the public.  A great place to study, meet friends, bring your kids.  The US Department of State has granted us a Gold Standard rating in terms of programs, facilities, services! In addition to our regular library, we also feature an Education Advising Section, Children’s Corner Library and Women’s Space.  Consult our on line catalog of Books and DVDs

See you in the Association!       FOLLOW US on: www.aia-fvg.blogspot.it   https://twitter.com/AIAFVG 
Facebook Associazione Italo Americana del FVG              Facebook American Corner Trieste
Piazza S. Antonio 6, 34122 Trieste – 040 63 03 01 aia.fvg@gmail.com  
Hours: Monday- Friday 4-7 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9-12


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sept 26 - 30 at AIA FVG / American Corner Trieste

Guest Speaker and Events this week. 

Our Free Activities Open to the Public, this week include:  Mom & Baby Groups, Coffee Break, Maker Space, Survival Italian, Teen Club. 

26/9, 10 am
Conference (in English):  

Free and Open to the Public - According to seating availability

Jessica N. Grounds.  Promoter of women leaders. Gender Advisor. Speaker. Founder: Solid Grounds Strategy, Co-Founder: Running Start. Latest endeavor http://www.projectminethegap.com 

Classes at Associazione Italo Americana FVG began last week.   
Registration is still open for some courses.  
Class Schedules for 2016/17 

We have something for all ages and all types of learners.  Do you need something more specific?  Upon request and the availability of our teachers, we also offer individual lessons and specialized courses.  Looking for a Full Immersion? Questions?  Send us an email at aiafrontdesk@gmail.com  


Tues. Sept. 27th 
10 am - Short Story Club - Read the story "I'm the Greatest" by Red Smith, 1964 on the link and come in ready to discuss. http://storyoftheweek.loa.org/2016/06/im-greatest.html  .  An article about Mohammad Ali, 1964. 

10 am - Mom & Baby Survival Italian - Just arrived in Trieste, don't speak much Italian, You are Italian, are home with your baby and want to meet other Moms?  Come on down and bring the baby.  Informal Italian conversation in a laid back setting.

Thurs. Sept. 29th
10 am - Maker Space and Survival Italian for Adults - No 3D printers, but 3 Singer Sewing Machines and a lot of creativity.  We'll be doing some simple informal Italian conversation while we're making things.  Bring in those new jeans that need to be hemmed.  
10 am - Mom & Baby Play Date in English - Come on down.  we'll be together in the Children's Corner.  English is the language of the day.  Meet some Moms, your babies can play or enjoy a nap.  Family Friendly - Changing table, quiet zone.

Friday. Sept. 30th
5 pm - AC TC - American Corner Teen Club 
Making, Creating, Hanging Out in English.  Every Friday afternoon.  Middle School and High School students.  Activities overseen and mentored by cool English speaking University Students.  (Not your Mom's Teen Club).





Looking ahead at Special events:
Oct 3rd - US Citizen Services - by appointment in the morning.  Absentee Ballot Turn-in.
Oct. 3rd, 3 pm, US Student and Newcomer Safety Abroad Presentation 
Oct. 20th - Social Security - Appointments and Presentation

Family Film Series 2016 17

Family Film Series
Free and Open to the Public.
One Friday a Month at 5 pm
At American Corner Trieste

Friday, September 23, 2016

Teacher's Learning Network

Teacher's Learning Network  - 2016/17
Free and Open to All Language Teachers
American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

New Classes 2016/17

We have added some classes!  

Intermediate / Advanced Adults 
Wednesdays 10-12

Night Owl Advanced Conversation for Adults
Tuesdays 20:00-22:00 starting 27/09/16
High School Advanced Test Prep
Tuesdays 15:00-17:00

If you're interested, send us an email.  aiafrontdesk@gmail.com




To see all course offerings and prices go to these links:  

2016/17 - KIDS


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Teacher's Learning Network - Sept. 23, 2016

Teacher's Learning Network
Theme:  Building a Learning Community
First Meeting of the School Year
September 23, 2016, 6 pm
Free and Open to All English Language Teachers.
Bring a colleague!



Friday, September 16, 2016

September 19-25 at AIA FVG / American Corner Trieste

Classes start this week. 

Classes at Associazione Italo Americana FVG begin the week of September 19th.  Registration is still open.  

Our Free Activities,Open to the Public, also start this week:  Mom & Baby Groups, Coffee Break, Maker Space, Survival Italian, Teen Club, Book Club.

Monday, Sept. 19th  - Classes BEGIN!
Class Schedules for 2016/17 

We have something for all ages and all types of learners.  Do you need something more specific?  Upon request and the availability of our teachers, we also offer individual lessons and specialized courses.  Looking for a Full Immersion? The next Weekend Warrior for Adults is Sept 24+25.
Questions?  Send us an email at aiafrontdesk@gmail.com  



Tues. Sept. 20th 
10 am - Coffee Break - Have a cup of coffee, meet some people, have a conversation in English.
10 am - Mom & Baby Survival Italian - Just arrived in Trieste, don't speak much Italian, You are Italian, are home with your baby and want to meet other Moms?  Come on down and bring the baby.  Informal Italian conversation in a laid back setting.

Thurs. Sept. 22nd
10 am - Maker Space and Survival Italian for Adults - No 3D printers, but 3 Singer Sewing Machines and a lot of creativity.  We'll be doing some simple informal Italian conversation while we're making things.  Bring in those new jeans that need to be hemmed.  
10 am - Mom & Baby Play Date in English - Come on down.  we'll be together in the Children's Corner.  English is the language of the day.  Meet some Moms, your babies can play or enjoy a nap.  Family Friendly - Changing table, quiet zone.
8 pm - Women's Book Club.  Send us an email for more info.  aia.fvg@gmail.com

Friday. Sept. 23rd
5 pm - AC TC - American Corner Teen Club 
Making, Creating, Hanging Out in English.  Every Friday afternoon.  Middle School and High School students.  Activities overseen and mentored by cool English speaking University Students.  (Not your Mom's Teen Club).
6 pm - Teacher Learning Network - Free and Open to English Language Teachers.

Looking ahead at Special events:
Sept. 26th, 10 am - Guest Speaker - Jessica Grounds - Women in Politics and the 2016 Elections
Oct 3rd - US Citizen Services - by appointment in the morning.  Absentee Ballot Turn-in.
Oct. 3rd, 3 pm, US Student and Newcomer Safety Abroad Presentation 
Oct. 20th - Social Security - Appointments and Presentation


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Classes start the week of September 19th

Countdown to Back to School.  
Classes at Associazione Italo Americana FVG begin the week of September 19th. 
Registration is open.


Class Schedules for 2016/17 

We have something for all ages and all types of learners.  Do you need something more specific?  Upon request, we also offer individual lessons and specialized courses.  Looking for a Full Immersion? The next Weekend Warrior for Adults is Sept 24+25.

Questions?  Send us an email at aiafrontdesk@gmail.com  

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Full Immersion English - Weekend Warrior

Looking for a Full Immersion English Course without leaving Trieste?
You are a perfect candidate for Weekend Warrior!

Looking for a once a week English Course?
We have courses in the mornings and evenings for Adults.
Here is the LINK with all the details for Adult Classes.
 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

This week at AIA FVG American Corner Trieste

Hello and welcome to Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste!
Our Fall English Classes begin the week of September 19th. Registration is open.


Class Schedules for 2016/17 

We have something for all ages and all types of learners.  Do you need something more specific?  Upon request, we also offer individual lessons and specialized courses.  Looking for a Full Immersion? The next Weekend Warrior for Adults is Sept 24+25.

Tuesday, September 13th 5 pm
Welcoming Today's Refugees -  Live Webchat
Free and open to the public.
Learn the US Policy on Refugee Resettlement.
www.share.america.gov/welcoming-refugees
#aidrefugees

Thursday, September 15th, 10 am
Nati per Leggere Bilingual Reading 0 to 3 yrs.
Free and Open to the Public.
English / Italian Reading for young children.  #abassavoce

Special Edition September 2016 News

SPECIAL EXTRA EDITION - SEPTEMBER 2016 NEWS
AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste

ADD US TO YOUR ADDRESS BOOK aia.fvg@gmail.com  so that you can continue to receive our updates.  Forward the newsletter to a friend!

Countdown to Back to School.  Enjoy the final days of summer! Thanks to all the people who attended our Open Days.  If you couldn’t attend, don’t worry.  We still have space available in most of our classes.  We encourage you to register soon.  Classes begin on September 19th. Welcome to our New Students and Members!  View the Newsletter in Calendar Format.  Themes of the Month: Back to School and Character. 

OFFICE:
Regular Hours : Mornings: Tues. and Thurs. 9–12, Afternoons:  Mon.– Fri. 4-7
During Office Hours, you can Pay for a Course with Cash, Pick up your receipts for IBAN Payments, Check Out Books, DVD’s Magazines.  Questions? aiafrontdesk@gmail.com

AIA FVG ENGLISH COURSES and MEMBERSHIP

FALL ENGLISH CLASSES start the week of September 19th
Here are the Course schedules for 2016/17:  KIDS and ADULTSRegistration is Open.  We also offer classes for Native Speakers – Elementary and Middle School.  The first Weekend Warrior Full Immersion of the season will be Sept. 24-25. 

Our 2016/17 Membership Year begins on September 1stHere is the Membership Form.  Membership prices remain unchanged.  Euro 25 – Ridotto for Students 16 and over, Teachers and 65 and over.  Euro 35 – Intero.  Membership is valid until August 31, 2017.  Renew your membership each year to take advantage of the American Film Series, Register for Courses, Use our Library, Participate in Members Only Events.

The film series begins on October 27th.  The dates are set and the film list will be published in October.  9 great American films in Original Version.  We confirm that the series will continue to be held at Cinema di Fabbri.

NEWS for U.S. CITIZENS

AMERICANS CAN VOTE. WHEREVER THEY ARE.  If you are an American citizen, register to vote ASAP.  Go to www.FVAP.gov and fill out the Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request Form.  On October 3rd, the US Vice Consul will collect completed Absentee Ballots and send them to the US via Diplomatic Pouch at no charge.

Monday, OCTOBER 3, 2016 from 10–12:30 the Vice Consul of the US Consulate General Milan will be at the American Corner Trieste to offer:
·         CONSULAR SERVICES for US CITIZENS:  passport applications, notarial services, report of birth /death abroad, Social Security Number card applications – only upon appointment at aia.fvg@gmail.com.  No Visa Services. 
·         VOTER ASSISTANCEacceptance of completed ABSENTEE BALLOTS to be sent directly to your local US Board of Elections postage-free, assistance for WRITE-IN BALLOTS – no appointment necessary

Monday, OCTOBER 3, 2016 at 3 pm the Vice Consul of the US Consulate General Milan will
present safety tips and recommendations for U.S. Students studying abroad: Voting from Abroad, Emergencies while Abroad, Services the Consulate can Offer Students.  Free and Open to the Public.

LOOKING AHEAD:
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION at American Corner Trieste
October 20, 2016 an Official from the US Federal Social Security Administration in Rome will be in Trieste to accept Social Security applications and answer related questions.  By appointment only:  aia.fvg@gmail.com
  
NEWS
US Ambassador to Italy John Phillips and Ambassador Philip Reeker US Consulate General Milan visited us and met with our Refugee Students and Teachers this summer.  Thanks to a contribution from the US Diplomatic Mission to Italy, the American Corner teaches special English Courses for 60 Refugees.

SPECIAL EVENTS

WELCOMING TODAY’S REFUGEES -Live Global WebChat–at American Corner TS
13/9, 5 pm – FREE – Open to the Public
Mr. Eskinder Negash will be on ShareAmerica streaming live, speaking to audiences around the world about the Global Refugee Crisis.  He will speak to a live audience in Athens, Greece, and answer questions from posts around the world. President Obama appointed Mr. Negash as the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), where he served from 2009 – 2015. #AIDREFUGEES 

26/9, 10 am- Free and Open to the Public
Jessica N. Grounds.   Promoter of women leaders. Gender Advisor. Speaker. Founder: Solid Grounds Strategy, Co-Founder: Running Start. Latest endeavor http://www.projectminethegap.com 

SPECIAL EVENTS - FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS and FAMILIES – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
Nati per Leggere – Bilingual Reading English / Italian for ages 0-3 - 15/9, 10 am
Mom & Baby Survival Italian – Every Tuesday.  Starting on 20/9, 10 am
Mom & Baby Playgroup in English – Every Thursday.  Starting on 22/9, 10 am
Teen ClubStarting on 23/9 at 5 pm with a special program dedicated to Character Day
Family Film Festival – Starting in October 

WOMEN’S SPACE and ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
20/9, 10 am - Tuesday Coffee Break
27/9, 10 am - Short Story Club – I’m the Greatest by Red Smith
Women’s Book Club – meeting date to be decided.  No book this month, just planning! Send an email for info. 
Survival Italian for Adults – Thursdays Starting on 22/9, 10 am
Maker Space- Thursdays Starting on 22/9, 10 am

VOLUNTEERS
We are a Volunteer Run Non-Profit Association.
Volunteers run our Library, American Corner Programs and Activities.  We are looking for Volunteers to Mentor and Manage the Teen Club, Assist with the Nati per Leggere program, Work at the Cinema, Help with our Morning Activities.  Send us an email.  We’ll find a role for you.  University of Trieste students in Humanities or P.R., can earn Internship Credit Hours with us (CFU).   We accept students with a minimum of 75 hours (3 CFU).  You'll have a great experience and improve your English, while you also learn valuable and people skills. Contact us!  aia.fvg@gmail.com 

AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE – Programs, consultation of the library, public internet access computers, and Wi-Fi are always free and open to the public.  A great place to study, meet friends, bring your kids.  The US Department of State has granted us a Gold Standard rating in terms of programs, facilities, services! In addition to our regular library, we also feature an Education Advising Section, Children’s Corner Library and Women’s Space.  Consult our on line catalog of Books and DVD’s