Italian Language and Culture

The Bel Paese has it all: art, fashion, fast cars, Dante, dolce vita, cinema, popes! Enroll in these programs to learn about Italian language and culture from the Middle Ages to the present, including North America’s fascinating Italian heritage. Through our study-abroad and Italian summer programs, you can practice speaking the language by living and studying in Italy. Our Italian courses allow you to partake in this ancient tradition as well as in modern-day Italian culture. You will learn the language while studying Italian cinema, literature, fashion and other cultural aspects. Students quickly acquire the tools needed to enter the workplace with an excellent knowledge of the language.


Undergraduate Programs



Graduate Programs


Immersion Stay Abroad

The major includes a mandatory immersion stay abroad in an Italian-speaking university, where you will be surrounded by the language and be required to take at least twelve credits of courses. A mobility scholarship to help you cover the cost of your travel and stay is available.


Examples of Possible Combinations

  • Italian Language and Culture and History and Theory of Art
  • Italian Language and Culture and Second Language Teaching
  • Italian Language and Culture and Translation


Program-specific Admission Requirements

Students with prior knowledge of Italian must take a placement test to determine their level of proficiency and whether they are exempt from certain introductory courses.


Career Opportunities

Immigration Settlement Liaison Officer

Multiculturalism project officer

Many positions in tourism

Cultural or international adaptation specialist


Intergovernmental Affairs Officer

Multiple occupations in diplomatic service, foreign and cultural affairs



Teaching positions after completion of a degree in education

These programs are a major asset in the international marketplace

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