Ciao! Learn Italian and become a bridge-builder, cross-cultural communicator, and citizen of the world.
“All roads lead to Rome,” Allain de Lille wrote in 1175, a statement that remains true a thousand years later. The beating heart of the West, the nucleus of Christendom, and now a thriving, innovative nation, Italy remains incredibly influential, in commerce and in culture. In fact, learning Italian has a strong correlation to greater income (Forbes). Being bilingual will open up boundless opportunities in fashion, entertainment, cuisine, education, international business, public service, academia, and beyond.
During your time at Saint Mary’s, your everyday vocabulary will expand, you’ll grow familiar with the social and cultural backdrop of Italy, and you’ll begin to appreciate the complex logical computations embedded in everyday speech. Along the way, you’ll receive plenty of personalized attention from our faculty, eager to help you succeed in your own unique way. Come join our vibrant language community!
Study Abroad Italy
The adventure of a lifetime. Spend a semester in Florence or Rome and become immersed in Italian culture, history, and yes, cuisine. Find the program that’s right for you!
The oldest club on campus, the Dante Club has been celebrating the Italian language and culture since 1935. Opera, folk dancing, Italian film festivals—come take part!