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Irina Markina, Double Major in Romance Languages (French and Italian), Minor in Art History

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CILS Certificate of Italian as Foreign Language

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New! A CILS Preparation Course will be offered on Wednesdays March 4-June 3, 6-8pm.

Click here for more information and to download the registration form for the CILS Preparation Course.

Penn-in-Venice: Applications in Full Swing!

Carlo Goldoni

Don't miss the opportunity to study the Italian language and culture, history and art history, living and breathing Italian life in one of the most magical cities in the world. Applications to Penn-in-Venice 2015 are now open and can be accessed here. The program, which will run from May 30 to July 11, was created for Penn students but is open also to applicants from other universities. 

Thinking of teaching English abroad? Italian in the US?

If you think you may be interested in pursuing a career in education, and specifically in teaching English as a foreign language around the globe or teaching Italian in the US. Italian Studies and GSE have a deal for you! Read on.

The Center for Italian Studies

The Center for Italian Studies assists Italian Studies students and others by offering access to a variety of resources. In addition, it fosters the study of Italian language and culture in an interdisciplinary perspective by sponsoring events like lectures, readings by Italian authors, and international conferences across and beyond the traditional spectrum of Italian Studies.

Academic Programs in Italian Studies

The University of Pennsylvania, strong in its interdisciplinary and international dimensions, supports a flourishing Italian Studies Program. The Program's distinctive configuration reflects our setting on the Penn campus and in the heart of Philadelphia. Students can choose a traditional concentration in language and literature or shape more individualized curriculums that connect to sister programs.