Skip to main content
Loyola University Chicago John Felice Rome Center
Your Roman education adventure begins here.
Loyola University Chicago logo in header of site


Cristiani, Nadia

Title/s:  Internship Coordinator and Assistant Professor

Office #:  B-2



Born in Pisa, Nadia Cristiani has lived in Rome since 2001, where she has taught Italian language classes at different levels with several American programs, including Cornell University, Rhode Island School of Design, University of Washington, DePaul University, Dartmouth College, Michigan State University, and the American Academy in Rome. She earned her laurea in Italian Studies from the University of Bologna and her Diploma for teaching Italian to foreigners from DILIT International House in Rome. At the JFRC, she teaches Italian language and culture to all levels, from beginner to advanced. She is also the Academic Internship Coordinator; in this role, she has devised and remodeled the internship program and promotes new partnerships with a large variety of organizations. She has developed the internship course syllabus and new course assessments, and she facilitates critical reflection and synthesis of the experience through the weekly seminar and a final e-portfolio project.


  • Laurea, Italian Studies, University of Bologna

Research Interests

  • Ignatian pedagogy and cura personalis in experiential learning and internships
  • Online language pedagogy