Italian

Majoring or minoring in Italian Studies means 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 on a 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.  

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 non-GVSU 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.

Program Suggestions

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

GVSU Programs

Program Type

City

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term

Affiliate

Rome

John Cabot University

Summer, semester or academic year

Non-GVSU Programs

Program Type

City

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term

Non-GVSU

 

Florence

CIS: Summer in Florence

Summer

Non-GVSU

Milan

IES Abroad: Italy Today

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Taormina

API: Babilonia Center For Italian Language and Culture

Summer, semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Tuscania

Athena Study Abroad in Tuscania, Italy

Semester, summer, or academic year

Non-GVSU

Padua

Boston University: Padua Italian Studies Program

Summer

Non-GVSU

Sorrento

Athena Study Abroad in Sorrento, Italy

Summer, semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Rome

ISA:American University of Rome

Summer

Non-GVSU

Milan

ISA: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Siena

IPSL: Intensive Italian Language + Service Learning

Semester, summer

Non-GVSU

Reggio Emilia 

*locations available in Torino, Verona, Viterbo

USAC: University of Modena and Reggio Emilia 

Semester, summer, academic year

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

licarig@gvsu.edu 

B-2-236 Mackinac Hall



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