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  • Italian Studies at UMass Amherst

    Engage in a dialogue with one of the most iconic cultures in the Western World. Students are guided through this journey by dynamic and dedicated faculty members, whose expertise covers all of the major areas of Italian culture, from language acquisition to literary studies from the Middle Ages to contemporary times, to film and cultural studies.


UMass considers new study abroad program in Italy

October 22, 2019

Slow Food Movement may lead to new collaborative effort between UMass Amherst and the Università degli Studi di Bari. Read more...

‘Slow and Local Food’ Lecture by Visiting Italian Researcher

October 17, 2019

A pranzo pugliese for UMass students. On Oct. 21, Prof. Luigi Ricciardi, plant and soil scientist from the Università degli studi di Bari Aldo Moro, presented a public lecture on the Slow Food...

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Why Italian?

The Italian Studies program offers undergraduate and graduate degrees: a major and a minor, and a MAT (Master in the Art of Teaching). Our approach to Italian Studies is highly interdisciplinary, fun and dynamic.

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