48 months
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18000 EUR/year
18000 EUR/year
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About

The Italian Studies program from John Cabot University is a rigorous interdisciplinary degree that combines the study of Italian literature, culture, society, and politics while developing students’ fluency in Italian language. 

Overview

The context of an American liberal arts university exposes students to many fields of study and ways of approaching intellectual problems related to Italy, while John Cabot University’s Roman setting enables students to engage daily with the multifaceted realities of contemporary Italian life.

The core curriculum combines a progression of language courses which develop a high level of proficiency in all language skills areas (C1 of the Common European Framework) with courses that provide students with a strong foundation in Italian literary and cultural studies and in the country’s evolving social, political and business environments. Students are then guided to further carve out their preferred areas of specialization through appropriate choices of major electives.

Italian Studies majors have the exceptional opportunity to enhance their study with on-site learning and field research, and they are strongly encouraged to do internships in companies, organizations and institutions which best fit their career plans. The major culminates in the final year when each student selects a topic and works individually with a specialized faculty member to research and write a senior thesis. 

Career

The Italian Studies program from John Cabot University is designed to develop strong critical, communicative and intercultural skills that are essential preparation for today’s job market. It unites practical training in translation and exposure to the Italian business world with courses in literary, cultural and social theory and methodologies, all in small classes that permit active learning and intensive work with our expert faculty. Our graduates have gone on to work in Italian businesses, media, and other culture industries and in Rome’s UN agencies, while others have been accepted to prestigious graduate programs in Italy, the US and internationally. 

Students with a B.A. in Italian Studies can pursue further education in graduate programs in Italian Studies, Sociology, Education, and Humanities or start their career in publishing, translation, tourism, and media, both in English and Italian. The well-rounded knowledge of Italian language and culture that students acquire with the B.A. in Italian Studies qualifies them as competitive candidates for a variety of jobs and internships related to the Italian cultural landscape and Made in Italy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Translation 
  • Italian Language Through Literature
  • Elements of Italian Literature
  • Roots of Italian Identities
  • Italy from the Risorgimento to the First World War (1815 - 1915)
  • Italy from Mussolini to the Crisis of the First Republic (1918 to present) 
  • Contemporary Italian Society 
  • Italian Politics and Society 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form. We accept both our online application and the common application.
  • A 600 word personal essay.
  • $50/€50 non-refundable application fee. Please note that only U.S. and Canadian citizens may pay in dollars. Payment options.
  • Official transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary school work to date: transcripts not in English or Italian must be accompanied by a certified English language translation.
  • Interview by phone, Skype, or in person.
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation or Teacher Evaluation Form. Two for freshman applicants, one for transfer applicants.
  • SAT or ACT results (US applicants only) 
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18000 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18000 EUR per year during 48 months.

Tuition fees for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents & Canadian Citizens: 24,900 $

Living costs for Roma

850 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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