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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.

News

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November 16, 2022

Corriere della Sera RaiNews

ATTENZIONE STUDENTI D’ITALIANO! ATTENTION ITALIAN STUDENTS! Italian Studies at UMass is offering a COVID-19 ESSAY CONTEST!

April 17, 2020

There are many examples in Italian literature of how people have dealt with plague, confinement, and other hardships throughout history (think Boccaccio’s Decameron, Manzoni’s Promessi sposi or...

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...

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Events

Dec
12

Festa di fine semestre!

Herter Hall 301
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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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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