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
- Italian Studies and Computer Science in Siena (CET Summer) - Siena, Italy
- Siena School for Liberal Arts: Liberal Arts in Tuscany - Siena, Italy
- Italy Today in Milan (IES) - Milan, Italy
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. Majors or minors who plan to study abroad should speak with the study abroad liaison before they go abroad, and again once they have returned from study abroad.
The liaison for Italian Studies is Prof. Paola Servino.
Receiving Credit in Italian Studies
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 Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement form.