The Italian Studies Minor offers students the opportunity to develop advanced proficiency in the Italian language and to broaden their knowledge of the art, culture, history, literature and politics of Italy. Those wishing to explore the discipline more in depth may also pursue a self-declared Italian Studies Major.
Italian Studies Program
An Ideal Place to Learn
All classes taught by professors, none by teaching assistants
Students from 29 states and 21 countries
Becoming Comfortable in the Uncomfortable
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Passionate about diverse cultures and languages, Kayley Millard ’18 always planned to study abroad. What she didn’t plan for was a semester on A...
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The Assumption curriculum encourages scholarly and real-world experience. With hands-on research conducted alongside faculty mentors, students gain a depth of knowledge and skills that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment.
At Assumption University, the world is your classroom. Students can study and explore abroad in over 50 places from Vienna to England, South Africa, and even our own campus in historic, yet modern, Rome, Italy. Assumption’s study abroad program offers culture, history, and a living classroom for all.
Assumption starts planning for your future the day you arrive on campus. Our Career Development and Internship Center helps students secure exciting and fulfilling internships where you’ll apply knowledge obtained in the classroom in a professional setting, preparing for a future career or additional study. Assumption connects students to internship opportunities in corporations, government agencies, research hospitals, non-profit organizations, and more.
Assumption's Rome Campus
At Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country become your classroom through daily and weekend-long excursions throughout "the eternal city" and the Italian countryside. This unique study abroad experience will enrich your academic and cultural pursuits as you walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators then enjoy delectable Italian cuisine or perhaps a cappuccino after class in a local cafe. (Did you know that your financial aid follows you to Rome?)Explore the Rome Campus
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Assumption provided me with all the necessary tools to become successful in my field.
After completing majors in the humanities and sciences, I learned to take an interdisciplinary approach to challenges I face. I was prepared to hold a leadership role within my team and my professors developed within me a strong foundation of skills.
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Consulting Analyst in Government & Public Services at Deloitte
Discovering the Global Studies major at Assumption kickstarted my love for international relations.
The Global Studies Department provided me with an environment to explore my interests, the interdisciplinary nature of the program encouraged me to develop knowledge in a range of subjects, and the flexibility of the program allowed me to spend a semester abroad.
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Assumption University awakens in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Students are provided an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. Enlivened by the harmony of faith and reason, here, students’ minds and hearts are transformed.Our Mission
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We’ll help cut through the complexity of financing your education, ensuring you understand what you need, how to apply for aid, and what’s expected of you. You will be assigned a personal financial aid advisor who will guide you through the process and answer all of your financial aid-related questions.
More than just a Minor: Pursue the Major in Italian Studies
Numerous students have completed the Major in Italian Studies in recent years, and you can, too. Such a course of study is especially feasible for those wishing to spend a semester or more in Italy, be it on the Rome Campus or elsewhere. We are here to help you self-declare the major, broaden your horizons and realize your dreams.
Cross Disciplines: Opportunity Awaits You
Studying Italian is much more than mastering a language. Italy is a tremendously rich country of interest across a number of disciplines. Whether your primary interest lies in the field of Art, Business, Economics, Environmental Science, History, Politics, Philosophy, Theology or another field of inquiry, Italian Studies touches upon all fields through its history.
The Rome Campus and Study Abroad
A semester on the Rome Campus offers extraordinary opportunities for students of Italian. An intensive Italian option puts you on the fast track toward achieving linguistic proficiency, while homestays are available to those wishing to immerse themselves more fully in the life of the city. You may also study elsewhere in Italy should you care to explore another city or enroll in a program more in tune with your academic needs. We are here to help.
Why Study Italian?
Science Major, Italian Studies Minor
Studying Italian allows me to reconnect with my family roots and experience a culture unlike our own
"Through the Italian program at Assumption, I was able to broaden my perspective in a multitude of ways making my educational and occupational goals international in scope"
Double Major in Italian Studies and English Writing and Mass Communications
My Italian heritage has always been important to me
"Italian courses at Assumption helped me reach my goal of becoming bilingual. I aspire to become an elementary school teacher and look forward to teaching my students Italian"
International Business Major, Italian Studies Minor
I studied in Italy as a child, but look forward to returning this time as a college student
"Courses in Italian at Assumption have allowed me to improve my formal Italian writing and speaking skills"
Double Major in Foreign Languages and International Business