Students who are intrigued by ancient Rome, Dante’s Inferno, the towering influence of Renaissance Florence, Italy's cuisine and the Slow Food movement that originated there, or the history and contemporary crisis of migration to and from Italy, will find many things to explore in our Italian studies program. The undergraduate curriculum enables our students to achieve a high level of proficiency in Italian language, and provides extensive preparation in Italian literature and culture, as well as opportunities for travel and study abroad. Our semester and year-long study abroad program in Padua immerses students in Italian life and learning.
As one of the top 4 European economies, Italy is a leader in design, fashion, travel and tourism, the automotive industry, information technology, media and communications, engineering, pharmaceutical production, food and wine, and textiles. The study of Italian in our program will prepare students for work in these sectors, as well as careers in international business; diplomacy and international government and law; academia; the fine arts; and education.
We offer and intellectually dynamic and personally rewarding educational environment, enhanced by the Tavola Italiana, and our ongoing series of lectures, films, and artistic performances. Benvenuti a tutti!