Minor in Italian Studies

Why study Italian?

Italian is spoken by over 65 million people. Italian is the international language of cooking, fashion, theater, the visual arts, dance and architecture. Thousands of US companies do business with Italy. In an increasingly mobile and interconnected planet, the study of language, literature and culture has never been more crucial for our students’ success. It provides students with a competitive edge in an increasingly internationalized workplace; for example, four out of five new jobs in the US are created as a result of foreign trade. Above all, learning a second language enables a greater understanding of other cultures while enhancing your own.