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Bianca Maria Da Rif, 27 August 2016


A dear friend has left us. This is our message to her.

Cara Biancamaria,

ci mancherà' di te qualcosa di prezioso e raro. La grazia con cui ti avvicinavi alle persone. La grazia che ti guidava nel tuo viaggio attraverso il mondo delle cose e delle idee. Chi ti ha conosciuto l'ha avvertita come una verità' impalpabile ma fortissima. La grazia del vivere, dell'apprendere, dell'agire e' l'eredità più preziosa che di te ci resta.

Italia Innovation Program

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Come learn about a great internship opportunity in Italy with Innovation Foundries from one of the founders of the organization and its Head of Education, Carlotta Borruto.

21 October 2016

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.