About Italian Studies at Bucknell
Welcome to Bucknell's Italian Studies Program! We offer courses in Italian language that will enable you to communicate with millions of people all over the world, and to benefit from a constructive cultural exchange. Students take a variety of exciting classes on Italian civilization, literature and cinema. In addition to focusing on developing students' writing skills and oral fluency in Italian, the program provides students with a broad understanding of Italy's contemporary culture and its intellectual and artistic past. Students learning Italian will develop critical tools to communicate, research and work actively in a global market economy.
Bucknell's Italian Studies Program adopts an active and communicative teaching method that will help students to learn Italian language and culture faster and more effectively. A dynamic, enthusiastic faculty and small class sizes create a stimulating learning environment. Our professors combine their expertise with innovative pedagogies making effective use of current technologies and multimedia. With limited numbers of students in every class, students get the individual attention they need to progress rapidly.
Beyond the classroom
Practice your language skills by living in a residence hall together with other Italian-speaking students and Italian Teaching Assistants (TAs), who will give you an insight into current trends of Italian culture.
Participate in The Italian Table, a weekly luncheon often attended by TAs and professors, and enjoy the opportunity to practice your Italian.
Join The Bucknell Italian Club an initiative that promotes the study of Italian culture and language by organizing Italian film screenings, cuisine courses, field trips and meetings.
Attend lectures with national and international visiting scholars,and discuss with them important aspects of Italian culture, literature, music and cinema.
Watch old and new Italian films at the Bucknell International Film Festival.
Study abroad: Residence in Italy is the best way to be fully immersed in the culture and gain proficiency in the language. You may participate in programs in Milan, Florence, Bologna, Rome or Padua.