Italian Literary and Cultural Studies

Italian majors and minors can participate in a semester or short-term program abroad to earn credits towards their degree. Students will have the opportunity to study both the Italian language and culture in an environment where experiential learning enhances progress towards proficiency.

As an Italian major or minor, you can:

  • Participate in an internship, service learning and hands-on experiences while earning credit.
  • Explore Italian culture through coursework and participation in extracurriculars.
  • Challenge your language knowledge through in-class study as well as immersion activities.
  • Select a program that allows you to study other subjects, staying on track for graduation requirements, while earning credit for your Italian concentration.

How will #UConnChangeYourWorld

These programs are recommended based on your academic interests but students can explore additional approved program options via the Program Search.

Faculty-Led:

Summer Italian Cinema in Sorrento
Sorrento, Italy
Short-term, faculty-led program with 2 courses: one focuses on Italian Cinema and provides students with the option for their second course. Students can select from Italian language or an internship in the community that is a great fit for students with more advanced language skills.

Summer Psychology in Florence
Florence, Italy
Short-term, faculty-led program offers students with limited availability to study abroad for a 2 week journey earning 3 credits in multicultural psychology. Students will be based in Florence and the city will be an integral aspect of learning. The small group environment also lends well to students with limited experience traveling abroad and who thrive working in a group.

Winter Mediterranean Diet and Tuscan Cuisine in Florence
Florence, Italy
Short-term, faculty-led program designed for undergraduate students with an interest in food, nutrition, dietetics, or other health related fields.

Affiliated:

CIMBA
Paderno del Grappa, Italy
Semester options, beneficial to students who are double majoring in Business, Engineering or Communication.

ISI Florence
Florence, Italy
Semester and Academic Year options, beneficial for students who also have an interest in studying Fine Art, Art History, Architecture, Fashion and Film.

Studio Arts in Florence
Florence, Italy
Semester options, providing students with the benefit of instructors from both UConn and other universities. Students will have the opportunity to learn Italian language and culture while focusing on studio art and art history.

Summer Archaeology Field School in Perugia
Perugia, Italy
Short-term, summer program focuses on archaeology and is a great fit for students interested in a deep dive into this subject as well as Italian history and culture. Although there is not a language course offered on this program, students will be exposed to Italian language in this immersive environment in Perugia.

Umbra Institute Perugia
Perugia, Italy
Semester and Academic Year program options providing  a location off the beaten path for students to immerse themselves in Italian culture and language with courses that incorporate community engagement. There are opportunities for independent research, service learning and experiential learning through group projects for academic credit. Here are some of the highlighted program tracks students may consider:

General Studies 
Italian Language and Culture
Scholars Independent Research
University of Perugia Direct Enroll
Summer Intensive Italian

 

Finances are an integral part of the program selection and planning process. Research scholarships early to meet application deadlines and request feedback on essays from advisors and the Writing Center.

Featured Scholarships:

CIMBA

ISI

National Italian American Foundation 

Umbra Institute

To learn more and discover other financial opportunities to fund your Education Abroad opportunity, visit our scholarships page.

Students are encouraged to gather information through advising and participating in Education Abroad events:

Education Abroad Calendar
Learn about upcoming information sessions and events.

Education Abroad Advisor
Schedule an appointment.

Italian Literature, Cultures & Languages Department
Schedule an appointment with your advisor. 

Financial Aid for Education Abroad
Learn how to use your financial aid.

Academic

Italian majors and minors can participate in a semester or short-term program abroad to earn credits towards their degree. Students will have the opportunity to study both the Italian language and culture in an environment where experiential learning enhances progress towards proficiency.

As an Italian major or minor, you can:

  • Participate in an internship, service learning and hands-on experiences while earning credit.
  • Explore Italian culture through coursework and participation in extracurriculars.
  • Challenge your language knowledge through in-class study as well as immersion activities.
  • Select a program that allows you to study other subjects, staying on track for graduation requirements, while earning credit for your Italian concentration.

How will #UConnChangeYourWorld

Programs

These programs are recommended based on your academic interests but students can explore additional approved program options via the Program Search.

Faculty-Led:

Summer Italian Cinema in Sorrento
Sorrento, Italy
Short-term, faculty-led program with 2 courses: one focuses on Italian Cinema and provides students with the option for their second course. Students can select from Italian language or an internship in the community that is a great fit for students with more advanced language skills.

Summer Psychology in Florence
Florence, Italy
Short-term, faculty-led program offers students with limited availability to study abroad for a 2 week journey earning 3 credits in multicultural psychology. Students will be based in Florence and the city will be an integral aspect of learning. The small group environment also lends well to students with limited experience traveling abroad and who thrive working in a group.

Winter Mediterranean Diet and Tuscan Cuisine in Florence
Florence, Italy
Short-term, faculty-led program designed for undergraduate students with an interest in food, nutrition, dietetics, or other health related fields.

Affiliated:

CIMBA
Paderno del Grappa, Italy
Semester options, beneficial to students who are double majoring in Business, Engineering or Communication.

ISI Florence
Florence, Italy
Semester and Academic Year options, beneficial for students who also have an interest in studying Fine Art, Art History, Architecture, Fashion and Film.

Studio Arts in Florence
Florence, Italy
Semester options, providing students with the benefit of instructors from both UConn and other universities. Students will have the opportunity to learn Italian language and culture while focusing on studio art and art history.

Summer Archaeology Field School in Perugia
Perugia, Italy
Short-term, summer program focuses on archaeology and is a great fit for students interested in a deep dive into this subject as well as Italian history and culture. Although there is not a language course offered on this program, students will be exposed to Italian language in this immersive environment in Perugia.

Umbra Institute Perugia
Perugia, Italy
Semester and Academic Year program options providing  a location off the beaten path for students to immerse themselves in Italian culture and language with courses that incorporate community engagement. There are opportunities for independent research, service learning and experiential learning through group projects for academic credit. Here are some of the highlighted program tracks students may consider:

General Studies 
Italian Language and Culture
Scholars Independent Research
University of Perugia Direct Enroll
Summer Intensive Italian

 

Finances

Finances are an integral part of the program selection and planning process. Research scholarships early to meet application deadlines and request feedback on essays from advisors and the Writing Center.

Featured Scholarships:

CIMBA

ISI

National Italian American Foundation 

Umbra Institute

To learn more and discover other financial opportunities to fund your Education Abroad opportunity, visit our scholarships page.

Resources & Contacts

Students are encouraged to gather information through advising and participating in Education Abroad events:

Education Abroad Calendar
Learn about upcoming information sessions and events.

Education Abroad Advisor
Schedule an appointment.

Italian Literature, Cultures & Languages Department
Schedule an appointment with your advisor. 

Financial Aid for Education Abroad
Learn how to use your financial aid.

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