Interested in business, art or communication? Italy has the 8th largest economy in the world and the 3rd largest economy in Europe. Italy also has the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites of any country. Cultural competence and linguistic proficiency in Italian are professional assets for anyone planning to work in finance, fashion and design, the food and wine industries, tourism, and more.
Our Italian Studies program offers students a variety of language, culture, film, and literature courses on Italy’s rich cultural history and language, with special emphasis on contemporary Italy. Italian Studies courses also equip students for advanced study and research.
Students are encouraged to spend a semester or a year in Italy during their junior year. Our study abroad programs, such as Middlebury College in Florence, offer an immersive linguistic and cultural experience, with courses and internship opportunities tailored to students’ interests.
Our students have successfully combined Italian Studies with many other majors and minors, such as Business, Economics, International Relations, Political Science, Psychology, Art History, Studio Arts, English, Creative Writing, Computer Science, Environmental Science, and Neuroscience.
- Italian Studies Major Major
- Italian Studies Minor Minor
98% of Hispanic and Italian Studies majors from the past five years have found employment, attended graduate school or achieved a fellowship or service opportunity within six months of graduation *
Sample First Jobs
Admissions Advisor, Spanish Studies Abroad
Marketing Coordinator, International Association of Privacy Professionals
Research Assistant, California Health and Longevity Institute
Staff Reporter, Brooklyn Daily Eagle
World Language Teacher, Foxborough Public Schools
Sample Graduate Schools
University of Warwick
*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 80% for the classes of 2014-2018
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Celebration of culture
The beloved International Bazaar and Fashion Show enjoyed a triumphant return on Friday, April 1, after a three-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Global Education event celebrates campus diversity with interactive activities, performances and cuisine from different regions of the world.
Making local history accessible
History of art and Italian studies double major Annie Tucker ’20 helped make images from an 18th century collection available to 21st century researchers during a winter internship at the Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport, R.I.