Italian Studies

Learning Italian leads to unique educational and professional opportunities

Italy has one of the top ten economies in the world, a leader in design, fashion, wine and food; and excels in engineering, aerospace, and medicine. Italian is renowned as the language of the arts, music and opera. In the third millennium, at the crossroads of Mediterranean cultures, Italy is quickly becoming a multicultural nation. The ability to speak, read, and understand more than one language has always been a sign of competence and a good education. It is also an ingredient for success, and Italian is vital and relevant in our interconnected global economies. Learning Italian will give you access to all of this and more, because rather than simply teaching a language, we teach you a whole culture and support your professional growth through language programs and internships in Italy. As a small group of dedicated and creative professors and scholars we keep our courses small and create a warm, supportive community that welcomes all students interested in Italian culture.