Brandeis Study Abroad Account
Office of Study Abroad
Shiffman 108, MS 024
Sathvika Reddy '15 gained hands-on international marketing experience with Pashmere, an Umbrian, traditional Italian family-run cashmere clothing company. Reddy studied abroad at Arcadia/ The Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy.
Study Abroad Ambassadors
Want to learn more about studying abroad with a minor in Italian Studies? Contact at Study Abroad Ambassador for more information.
The Italian Studies Program encourages students to study abroad for a summer, semester, or entire academic year, and also offers a wide array of programs for students to help you practice and strengthen your language proficiency and develop cultural awareness.
For students interested in an off-the beaten-path Italian experience, a summer in Catania, Sicily is an exciting possibility for you. Open to Brandeis students with at least two semesters of Italian language, this 8-week program provides the opportunity for Italian language immersion. Weekend excursions to remote spots around Sicily in addition to language practica and a history and culture course take learning outside the classroom walls and into the streets of one of Sicily's most charming cities.
For more information on the CET Summer in Sicily, please see the Summer in Sicily Fact Sheet.
1. What types of courses will count towards my Italian Studies minor?
The Italian Studies minor covers the broad spectrum of Italian language, literature, history, art, politics, philosophy and culture. Any course taken abroad that focuses on Italian language, literature, history, or culture will count toward the minor.
Students who complete the CET Summer in Sicily program may receive numeric credit for three Brandeis courses as well as Italian elective credit. For more information, please see the Receiving Credit in Italian Studies section below.
2. How much Italian do I need to have studied in order to study abroad?
For questions on the Foreign Language Requirement for Italian, please see the Foreign Language Requirement page.
- CET/ Summer Intensive Language and Cultural Studies - with Professor Paola Servino
- Siena School for Liberal Arts
- IES/ Milan
- Arcadia/ Umbra Institute
Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs in Italian-speaking programs. Click on "Advanced Search" to find programs with internship options.
Each academic department and program has a study abroad liaison who can answer questions about receiving minor credit and help you make choices about your study abroad program. You should speak with this faculty member before you go abroad and contact the faculty member again once you have returned.
The liaison for Italian Studies is Prof. Paola Servino.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the Italian study abroad liaison receives copies of all official paperwork regarding your study abroad. Please keep all materials (syllabi, handouts, exercises, quizzes, exams, papers) from each course for which you hope to receive credit in case questions arise.
Students wishing to receive Italian credit for work done off campus during the academic year should discuss their desired coursework with the Study Abroad Liaison for Italian Studies prior to studying abroad.
After returning from abroad, download and complete the electronic Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement form and then request to meet with the Study Abroad Liaison.
Brandeis Scholarships for Study Abroad are available for students receiving need-based financial aid. Application materials are available online.
Visit the Study Abroad Financial Information page to read more about funding your study abroad experience.
We welcome your feedback. If you have concerns or are looking for more information on a topic, please let us know!