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.
Sample of Approved Programs
Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs in Italian-speaking programs. Click on "Advanced Search" to filter options or search for unique program traits like internships or research. Additional programs might have acceptable coursework, but this list shows the primary locations where Italian Studies courses may be available.
Study Abroad Liaison
To assist students with their academic choices abroad and to help answer any questions about receiving major/minor credit while abroad, each academic department and program has assigned a faculty member to serve as the Study Abroad Liaison. As every department has different policies regarding credit from abroad, the Study Abroad Liaison can assist you with guidance on major/minor credit. Find the Study Abroad Liaison for Italian Studies here.
Receiving Credit in Italian Studies
Students wishing to receive credit in Italian Studies for coursework done off-campus during the academic year should discuss these plans with the Study Abroad Liaison. All students as part of their application process for either a summer or semester term abroad will be required to have a course proposal reviewed by the department if they wish to receive credit in that major/minor. For the semester, this is an initial conversation and students should continue to discuss plans with the department as they have more course information (syllabi, etc.). For the summer, courses are pre-approved. Upon return, semester students should complete the Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement form
for final and formal review.
What types of courses will count towards my Italian Studies minor?
How much Italian do I need to have studied in order to study abroad?