Italian Opportunities

Experience Italian at Indiana University

Our Italian program offers a variety of opportunities to enhance your academic and personal pursuits, both in and outside of the classroom.

Engaging course topics

Some topics include:

  • Italian language through fashion, cuisine, or opera
  • Masterpieces of Italian literature from Dante to Elsa Morante
  • Italian theater workshop and public speaking
  • Great films from neorealism to Italian-style comedy to Fellini
  • Contemporary and popular Italian culture (comic books, graphic novels and more)
  • The Myth of Rome and Renaissance Florence
  • Journeys and migrations, from Italy to the rest of the world
  • Eat, live, die: food and family in Italian American culture

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Extracurricular activities

Our students engage in many fun activities outside of the classroom. Some activities include:

  • Sharing your hobbies and talents in Italian
  • Playing Italian games, preparing and sharing Italian foods and drinks at Circolo Italiano
  • Attending Italian films, operas, and theater events
  • Experiencing the chance to hear expert authors and artists speak about their work
  • Playing soccer, singing karaoke, joining a bocce team

Indiana University residential programs

Some of our students choose to live in a living-learning center to enhance their college experience.

Study abroad in one of our overseas programs

Many of our students elect to participate in overseas study. You can choose to study in a variety of locations for either a semester or an academic year.

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Academic honors + awards

Our department offers or facilitates a variety of scholarships and awards. Some include:

  • Gamma Kappa Alpha Honors Society and essay contest
  • American Association of Teachers of Italian essay contest
  • National Italian American Foundation Scholarship contest
  • Study Abroad Scholarships
  • Teaching Internships in the Lombardy region of Italy (SITE program)
  • Academic Excellence Awards
  • Honors Thesis in Italian (3-6 credits)

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