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

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The early application deadline for Penn-in-Venice has passed but rolling admissions go on, http://www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/locations/abroad/venice. Do not miss the opportunity to spend 6 glorious weeks studying Italian and acquainting yourself with Italian culture in Venice, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

2014-2015 SAS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Elisa Modolo

Elisa Modolo has been awarded a SAS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year.  The fellowship attests to her outstanding academic record and impressive plan for dissertation research. Congratulations, Elisa!

New deadline! ISSNAF-La Fondazione NY Award for the Humanities 2014


The deadline to propose a manuscript in consideration for the ISSNAF – La Fondazione NY Award for the Humanities 2014 has been postponed to April 25. The award acknowledges the research of young Italian scholars in North America whose commitment to their discipline of study is innovative and honors their country of origin.

2014-2015 Critical Writing Teaching Fellowship


We are proud to announce that the Italian Program's winning streak goes on. Michael Edwards has been selected from an outstanding group of Teaching Fellows to receive a Critical Writing Teaching Fellowship for 2014-2015. Congratulations, Michael!

Vittorini Prize Ceremony

Join us for the yearly Vittorini Prize Ceremony to celebrate undergraduate excellence in the study of Italian language an culture, at Penn and beyond.

22 April 2014

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.