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

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Sorrento, Italy, home of the CIS Abroad program.

We offer courses that cover all language levels, a number of “bridge courses” that facilitate the students’ transition from language to literature and culture courses, and advanced courses on a variety of topics ranging from literary classics to Italian cinema, from medical humanities to regionalism in Italy, to food and culture.

Our students are strongly encouraged to participate in one of our carefully planned programs abroad, covering all academic levels and a variety of interests. They include an exchange program with the University of Bologna/Forlì, as well as CIS Abroad in Sorrento and USAC Viterbo. Our study abroad programs are well-integrated into our curriculum on campus and credits transfer directly toward the UMass degree.

Follow the links at the left of this page to access more specific information about our academic offerings and feel free to contact our faculty members with additional questions.