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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 2017 are now open and can be accessed here. The program, which will run May 27 - July 8, was created for Penn students but is open also to applicants from other universities. 

Buone Feste!


As we close a fruitful year and work to prepare new events and Italian experiences for 2017, we wish everybody happy holidays and a wonderful new year!


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Director Luca Vullo will present INFLUX, his documentary on Italians in London in Brexit times. The film is a contender to the 2017 David di Donatello Prize of the Accademia del Cinema Italiano, in the documentary category.

18 January 2017

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.