The Italian studies program strongly encourages study in Italy, since residence abroad is the best way to be fully immersed in another culture and gain proficiency in the language. Students may participate in programs in Milan, Florence, Bologna, Rome or Padua. Through such programs, they are able to study and research their favorite subjects, travel and enjoy the beauty of various Italian sites — cultural cities, evocative countryside, gorgeous beaches — and talk with lively and energetic people who will introduce them not only to standard Italian language, but also to the interesting variety of Italian dialects.


Statements from students:

Christina Huang '12

"If I had to choose one word to describe my study abroad experience in Florence, my word would be 'indomenticabile' (unforgettable)! From the moment I entered the city, I fell in love with architecture, the arts, the culture, the people and, yes of course, the food." (read full story)

Lauren Kostes '11

"The Italian department had some of the warmest professors I ever had. They were genuinely interested in helping you learn the language, and their love of Italian and Italy is infectious. (read full story)


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