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Welcome to the Italian Language Program Website


Benvenuti a Stanford!

Italian is the language of Dante, Verdi, and Fellini, the language of poetry, opera, and cinema. Spoken by over sixty million people worldwide, from Italy to Switzerland, South America and East Africa, Italian represents a key linguistic medium for international business, culture and fashion.

By studying Italian at Stanford you can fulfill the University language requirement, study abroad in Florence, enhance your personal knowledge of our fascinating culture, or pursue an academic major or minor in an uniquely valuable literature.

The Italian program combines language and culture, providing the opportunity to experience the many and various aspects of the rich historical and cultural heritage of Italy. The program is a worthwhile and enjoyable experience of contemporary Italian life!

We offer a very flexible course of study that will allow you to perfect your language skills within a broad interdisciplinary framework, integrating the study of Italian into majors such as Italian Literature, Political Science, International Relations, History, English, Communications or Psychology.

Looking forward to having you in our classes and ciao for now.