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Alumni Story

Why I Chose Italian

Expand your world view and communicate across cultures.

Amber Lovett
B.A. Italian 2013 English, Italian, Creative Writing
Librarian, Concordia University

Ready to begin your studies? Declare Italian Major or Minor

Check out our listing of current and future courses. View Course Schedule

Welcome to the UA's Italian Studies Program

The Italian Studies Program is housed in the Department of French & Italian, College of Humanities.  Here you will find information on our BA degree, course descriptions, faculty profiles, information about majoring and minoring in Italian, study abroad opportunities in Italy, extra-curricular activities, contact information, and more.

About us

  • BA in Italian with specialization in either Language & Literature (in Italian) or Italian Studies (in English translation)
  • Award-winning teachers and advisors
  • One of the largest Italian programs in the United States
  • Study abroad program in Orvieto, Italy
  • World-renowned scholars in Italian language, cinema, literature and culture
  • Courses ranging from Roman Antiquity and the Middle Ages to contemporary Italian fashion, food studies, and cinema.

Looking for information on French Studies?  Please visit their program site at french.arizona.edu

Meet Our Students

Whether it's a passion for languages, literatures and culture, a calling to serve others around the world, or a desire for a dynamic career, see why we choose Humanities.

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News & Events

Please help us to congratulate Federico Fabbri who was awarded the 2022 College of Humanities Outstanding GAT in Teaching award! Congratulazioni, Federico! 
Students had lots of fun at the final Virtual Cooking Night on Tuesday, May 3rd. Many delicious dishes were prepared and students enjoyed one final activity together before the end of the semester. Read some testimonials below and scroll for...
One professor in the Department of French and Italian has been promoted, demonstrating excellent performance in teaching, service and research.  Dr. Maria Letizia Bellocchio is promoted from Assistant Professor of Practice to Associate Professor of...
Still unsure about what you'll be taking for Fall 2022 semester? Consider an Italian course! Our instructors and professors are offering many exciting and interesting courses that will expand your view on Italian culture, history, food, theatre,...
Fulfill Degree Requirements with Italian summer courses! All classes are FULLY ONLINE with the exception of ITAL 202 (hybrid). In-State tuition for ALL in Summer Session!  For more information, see summer-winter.arizona.edu Pre-Session (May 16 -...
Please help us congratulate Ashley Spartz on receiving the Donna Swaim Study Abroad Award for Double Majors and the Van de Verde Memorial Scholarship! In her own words: “I am truly honored and grateful to have been chosen as a recipient for both the...

Alumni News & Directory

Our Italian majors have gone on to exciting careers around the world in a wide variety of industries. See what you can do with your degree.
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