The Corning San Giovanni Valdarno Sister Cities Program is an immersion program for Corning Painted Post High School students and teachers, along with their counterparts from F. SEVERI, I.T.C. Instituto Statale di Istruzione Superiore in San Giovanni Valdarno.


Italian guests visit Corning in late September, and enjoy the hospitality of student families and educators. They experience American culture, including our high school, beautiful community and the surrounding areas. 


The experience begins with their arrival in New York City, where they are greeted by Committee representatives.  Our guests enjoy the sites of NYC, Washington, DC and Niagara Falls, along with school activities and special time with their host families.


The reciprocal program by F. SEVERI, I.T.C. Instituto Statale di Istruzione Superiore in San Giovanni Valdarno occurs in February, in conjunction with the Corning student’s winter break.  


Our Committee involves many dedicated adults, students, families, and educators in our community, who continually support this ambassador program. This devoted team and student club coordinates events throughout the year to raise funds for the organization.  Standing meetings are held monthly at 6 pm, in the conference room at the Corning City Hall.

2020 Update

2020 looks to be a very engaged year with our school and civic partners. Thirteen students and three teachers ambassadors heading to San Giovanni Valdarno, Arezzo, Italy February 13-23, 2020.

In the Spring of 2020 a contingent of city, school and community representatives will visit San Giovanni Valdarno. Traveling will be Mayor Boland representing the city, in addition to representative from the Boy Scouts, Corning Painted Post Area School District;, and Wegmans. We will renew protocols between Mayor Boland and Mayor Vadi and work towards strengthening our civic, education and economic ties.

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