Italian is the study of a language deeply interwoven in both European and American culture.
LEARN ITALIAN. LIVE LA DOLCE VITA.
Cooking classes, art workshops or maybe a fashion seminar? Our new summer program in Orvieto—Italy 360º: Arts, Fashion, Food and Community-Based Learning—will allow you to explore history and culture through areas for which Italy is justly famous.
Students who’ve traveled with us to Italy—home to more than 60 percent of the world’s art, according to UNESCO—say they come back transformed, with a deeper knowledge of both Italy and their home country. Did you know that, after Great Britain, Italy is the next most popular study-abroad destination for American students?
Mastery of Italian has become increasingly valuable for employment in international law, finance, trade, banking and communications. Many major American firms, from Citibank to PriceWaterhouseCoopers, have offices in Italy that hire bilingual staff.
If you decide to pursue graduate studies, especially those in the humanities and social sciences, a minor or special major in Italian is a perfect complement.
It is impossible to feel truly educated without knowing the
masterpieces of Italian art, literature, cinema, music and theater.
Better still to be able to appreciate them in the original Italian and
not be restricted to English translations.
Associate professor & director
I am working on the use of Sicilian dialect in novels by the contemporary writer Silvana Grasso. I’d call myself a bibliophile, a passion inherited by my father.
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Professor of Italian
I’ve published extensively on J.J. Rousseau and Laurent de Premierfait and participated in numerous professional conferences dealing with scholarship and gender. I’m a native of Trieste.
Ph.D., Princeton University
Italian literary masterpieces translated to film in “From Book to Screen”