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A course in a foreign language provides students more than just learning a different language. These courses immerse students in the culture and history of a country, giving them insight into the bigger world around them.

What is a course in Italian studies? These courses are for students aspiring to become proficient in the Italian language and culture. Introductory courses focus on writing and speaking the language, and the grammar and syntax associated with it, as well as acquaint students with the different cultures and history of Italy. While courses are available for learning the language only, many students take them as part of interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary studies toward a minor or major. These courses cover a range of subjects including art, cinema, fashion, history, politics and contemporary Italy.

Students enrolled in these courses not only learn a new language, but also gain further insight into their own. It also can make it easier to learn other Romance languages, such as French or Portuguese. Students also hone their listening and communication skills, abilities imperative in any career.

Costs for these courses are similar to others and depend on duration and location. Students also have the option to study abroad, which involves additional costs.

While students who only learn the language will reap many benefits, careers in this field are more geared toward students who studied Italian for more than two years as part of a degree. Students fluent in Italian can seek careers as a translator, interpreter or teacher, at home and across the globe. Translators are especially sought after in the realm of politics, as well as bilingual diplomats. Italy may be known for its arts and food, but many foreign companies operate in the country. Business careers may include an international public relations manager, director of sales or purchasing agent.

Language courses can be taken online or on campuses throughout the world. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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EF Gap Year

Spend a semester or year exploring the magic and mystery of the Eternal City - from the ancient landmarks like the Colosseum and Pantheon to the backstreet trattorias tha ... [+]

Spend a semester or year exploring the magic and mystery of the Eternal City - from the ancient landmarks like the Colosseum and Pantheon to the backstreet trattorias that serve world-class cuisine. Learn Italian at our school located in the Navona District. You will make guaranteed progress towards your language learning goals with EF's interactive immersion classes.

Join students from around the world on the ultimate study abroad experience. Achieve fluency, see the world, expand your international network - and launch your global future. Study for 6, 9 or 11 months and start in April, June, September or January. College credit and internship opportunities ensure you're always adding to your resume during the adventure of a lifetime.... [-]

Italy Rome
Open Enrollment
Full-time
6 - 12 months
Campus
IES Abroad

Whether you take all of your area studies courses in one theme or mix and match courses from multiple, Rome will be your classroom. Can you imagine places like the Vatica ... [+]

Overview

Explore Italian language, history, and culture when you study abroad in Rome. Customize your experience by selecting courses from our six academic themes:

Art History Early Childhood Education Film Studies History & Classics International Relations Sociology & Religious Studies

Whether you take all of your area studies courses in one theme or mix and match courses from multiple, Rome will be your classroom. Can you imagine places like the Vatican, the Pantheon, the Forum, or the Colosseum being part of your education? Our courses are experiential in nature, and we organize more than 150 course-related excursions each semester to historic, artistic, and cultural sites that take advantage of the city’s many opportunities.... [-]

Italy Rome
January 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus