Top Reasons to Study Italian

Top Reasons to Study Italian


Italy is the world capital of art. No other country can boast the same record. According to UNESCO, over 60% of the world’s art treasures are found in Italy. Italy has 46 Unesco Heritage sites. Italy is home to many beautiful cities full of artistic monuments like Rome, Venice, Florence, Naples, and Palermo.


From the pretty Fiat Cinquecento to the stylish Alessi coffee makers to the beloved Vespa, Italian design products show the creativity and artisanship of our people. 


Italy is one of the top economies in the world. An estimated 7,500 American companies do business with Italy and more than 1,000 U.S. firms have offices in Italy.


Italian prominence in fashion dates back to the 11th century! Just labeling a product  “Made in Italy” is enough to symbolize its quality.


Ask our students! We watch movies, listen to songs, do shows, meet for coffee, cook together, and organize radio programs and many other events.


Italy is the birth-place of pizza, pasta, espresso coffee, tiramisu and many other delicious dishes but also a country with an amazing regional variety in foods and wines and long standing cooking traditions throughout its territory.


Italian is the language of opera and of great songs. When talking about music, the world speaks Italian.


Our professors come from all parts of Italy and demonstrate the diversity of our country. They love what they do and our students know it.


Italians know how to enjoy family and friendships. They know how to have fun on holidays but they are still a very inventive and productive people.


Yes work! Having a major in Italian will open unsuspected doors in the workplace: our majors today are lawyers, journalists, financial advisers and doctors!