Naples, Italy

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In September 2013, Johnson & Johnson in partnership with Fondazione Johnson & Johnson and L’Altra Napoli Onlus (“The Other Naples”) launched the BTE-Naples, Italy program for 50 students attending the Istituto Statale D’Istruzione Superiore Caracciolo – I. D’este or Liceo Scientifico Statale Giuseppe Mercalli.  During the three-year program, BTE students participated in a variety of academic enrichment, career readiness and exploration, and higher education exploration and preparation opportunities, including:

  • Applied Learning Projects – annual, team-based projects focused on specific health issues.
  • Interpersonal Skills Workshops. “Theater training” built student understanding of how interpersonal relationships and expressive / communication skills are essential for cohesive, efficient and creative working groups.
  • Summer Camp (June 2014).  A three-night team building and networking opportunity at Dynamo Camp (a recreational camp for sick children, part of the Hole in the Wall camp Network created by Paul Newman).
  • University Tours, including visits to theFaculty of Medicine of the Second University of Naples.
  • Career Exploration – workshops on four specific medical and paramedical professions.
  • Red Cross First Aid Course and Certification. 
  • Company Tours of Johnson & Johnson local operating company facilities in Italy, hospitals or medical centers.


The independent evaluation of the BTE-Naples, Italy program found several positive outcomes:

  • BTE students’ average GPA rose 9 points during the program.
  • BTE students’ outperformed the comparison group in Italian language, science and math.
  • 100% of BTE students obtain a secondary school diploma.
  • More than 30% of BTE students are interested in pursuing a health career, as opposed to 11.5% at the beginning of the program.
  • 80.8% of BTE students plan to enter University or other form of higher education. Only 7.7% intended to attend higher education upon entry into the program.


More Information

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Program Model: Naples, Italy


ABTS 2014: Naples, Italy Student Ambassador Video


ABTS 2015: Naples, Italy Student Ambassador Video

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