Daniela Curioso started teaching Italian in 1982 in Edinburgh in several colleges. She graduated in ‘Foreign Languages and Literature’ at the University of La Sapienza.

In 1984 she co-founded ’Italiaidea’, an Italian language and culture center in Rome where she developed customized programs for American universities in Rome, including Cornell University, Dartmouth College and Rhode Island School of Design.

She is currently teaching Italian in Rome at Temple University and Loyola University. Daniela has been at Temple University since 2007 where she is actively engaged in the experiential learning expansion at the Rome Campus.

She created an ‘Intensive Italian’ course aimed at providing a full immersion language and culture experience.

In addition to teaching, Daniela developed and coordinates the ‘Be a tutor in Rome’ project which offers volunteer opportunities for students who want to engage in the local community by assisting professors in local high schools.

Finally, she added a ‘streak’ of Italian flavor to the Rome campus by bringing to Temple an enthusiastic cohort of Italian university students who participate in our language classes, offer Italian HelpDesk, and introduce our students to the Roman everyday life.

In 2018 she served in the TUR Dean Review Committee and in the TUR Dean Search Committee in 2019. In 2021, she served in the TUR Associate Dean Committee.

In 2020 and 2021 she became a certified Online Instructor by participating to various OTI courses and workshops offered by Temple and Loyola University. 

Besides teaching, her other passions are yoga and exploring the world. She has travelled extensively and for several years volunteered in Mozambique with Asem, an organization helping street children.

As result of this commitment, Daniela cofounded and coordinated Asem Italia, an NGO to raise funds for the organization in Mozambique http://www.asemitalia.org/



B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literature, at Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy.


Courses Taught

ITALIAN 1001 & ITALIAN 1002: Italian Language I & Italian II


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