Expat Resources


Visa-Change-No-Work-Permits-Required-for-3-Month-Stays
Good news for anyone who’s looking for more time than a two-week vacation in Italy, but isn’t quite sure they want to become permanent residents: Foreigners can now live in Italy for study or work for up to three months without the dreaded stay permit (permesso di soggiorno). It’s not […]

Visa Change: No Work Permits Required for 3 Month Stays


New-Words-in-Italian
I’m taking a break from teaching right now, but one of the things I used to have to explain to my students was how the Italian language is a “living language” – it’s still changing, because it’s still being spoken. All languages which are still being spoken are “living languages,” […]

New Words in Italian


One of the things I find most frustrating about learning another language is how stupid I sound sometimes. I can usually get my point across in a conversation, but I’m forced to do it using childlike language as opposed to sounding like an adult. I’m capable of expressing myself pretty […]

To Learn the Language (and Not Sound Like an Idiot)