Italian

Studying Italian is the best way to open yourself up to the vibrant and cultural tradition of Italy. Studying abroad offers the unique opportunity to discover that tradition first-hand and to enrich your knowledge process. Employers are gravitated to candidates with cross-cultural communication skills because of their massive adaptability to changing environments. Choosing Italian secures that level of uniqueness for your future. The antique architecture and the warmth that comes with the colorful streets is more than enough to enable you to savor the elation of studying abroad.  

Italian Study Abroad Programs

Italy

Italy

Students interested in combining their study abroad experience with an internship, or those looking to focus solely on an internship, have many options. Customized internships are available in a few locations through GVSU internships, as well as other programs such as ELAP and World Endeavors

Academic Advice

  • Department input requested
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!

Restrictions

  • No restrictions have been identified by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures. 
  • Courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis through the course equivalency process.

Keep in Mind

  • Once you have selected a program, be sure to meet with your adviser at least three months prior to departing for your program.
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and external options by browsing the Program Suggestions below. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
  • Students are also able to fulfill General Education requirements abroad, including their General Education Issues requirement.
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!

Program Suggestions

You are not limited to the program options listed below. 
Explore other external options by using the search engines listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

City

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Affiliate

Rome

John Cabot University

External Programs

Program Type

City

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

External

Florence

CIS: Summer in Florence

   

External

Milan

IES Abroad: Italy Today

 

External

Tuscania

Athena Study Abroad in Tuscania, Italy

External

Padua

Boston University: Padua Italian Studies Program

   

External

Sorrento

Athena Study Abroad in Sorrento, Italy

External

Siena

IPSL: Intensive Italian Language + Service Learning

 

External

Reggio Emilia 

USAC: University of Modena and Reggio Emilia 

External

Taormina

Babilonia University

   

External

Perugia

Umbra Institute

 

External

Florence

ASA: Florence

 

Explore Other Program Options

Not finding a program on this list that meets your needs? Explore other options.

IMPORTANT: You can also complete your General Education requirements abroad. 

Browse More Programs

To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please view the “How to Request Course Equivalencies” page. For more information email Department Contact below.

 

Department Contact

Gisella Licari
Modern Languages and Literature
B-2-236 Mackinac Hall
(616) 331-3458
licarig@gvsu.edu