Benvenuti! Gonzaga is one of few universities in the West that offers the opportunity to study Italian language, culture and literature as an undergraduate.
Our program prepares you to fluently speak, read, write and comprehend the Italian language. Classes not only teach you to communicate confidently in Italian, but also provide a strong understanding of life in Italy. These skills can position you for jobs with American companies interested in the Italian market and other international career opportunities in government, education and business.
If you are interested in Gonzaga in Florence — Gonzaga’s flagship study abroad program — our program offers the chance to learn the language skills and cultural knowledge you need to make the most of your experience in Italy. Italian studies majors who participate in Gonzaga in Florence often develop a deep appreciation for the country and return to Italy after graduation.
Students with an intrinsic interest in the country of Italy may be interested in learning more about the major and/or minor in the Italian Studies Degree Program.