Language Assistants and Mentor

The Italian Studies Department has an array of language resources useful to students learning Italian. These include the Italian Floor Living Learning Community, as well as the Language Assistants and the Language Mentor who support language learning through weekly interactive activities and cultural events. The weekly Language Table is a shared meal which provides opportunities to informally practice speaking Italian with the Language Assistants, faculty members, and students. The Q&A sessions with the Language Mentor offer more support around the concepts of learning the language.

Qualified students may apply for a language assistant position through the Language Assistant Program by contacting Morena Svaldi. Students may also apply to live on the Italian Floor by contacting Residential Life.

Language Table and Q&A hours

Lilydahn Stewart, smiling

Lilydahn Stewart, Language Assistant

Ciao Tutti! My name is Lilydahn Stewart, I am a senior from Hanover, New Hampshire and am double majoring in Sociology and Italian. When I am not in class, I play left wing on the soccer team and am an avid music listener and food eater. When I was younger, living in Italy sparked by love and admiration for the Italian language and culture. This year, I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to share everything I have learned and to hopefully inspire students to explore everything Italy has to offer.

Julianna Pucccio, 2019

Julianna Pucccio, Language Assistant for Italian

Ciao! My name is Julianna and I'm a junior here at MHC. I'm from Chapel Hill, North Carolina and I'm a Mathematics major and an Italian minor. My grandparents are from Italy and I grew up eating pasta every night but I wanted to study Italian when I came to college because I've always loved the culture! In my free time I like to play soccer, hang out with friends, and listen to music. I'm very excited to be a language assistant this year!

MHC student Rachael Amoruso smiling. She is the Language Mentor for Italian

Rachael Amoruso, Language Mentor for Italian

Mi chiamo Rachael! I'm a sophomore majoring in Italian and English. I'm truly loving the experience of learning Italian here at Mount Holyoke College. I am here to give you whatever support you may need! We are all learning this language together. Ciao.