By removing yourself from the comfort of your habitual forms of self-expression, foreign language study—whether contemporary or ancient—teaches you to translate abstract ideas into concrete form in new ways. You come to learn that language involves not only vocabulary in the crafting of expression but also syntax and idiom, and that cultural idiosyncrasies permeate any language, including your own.
As a student in the Italian Studies program of Gettysburg College, you’ll have access to:
- Beginning and intermediate language learning
- Courses in Italian cinema and culture taught in English
- Dynamic, grammar-based oral activities that improve both passive (reading and comprehension) and active (speaking and writing) skills
- Exposure to Italian film, websites, contemporary events, music, and lifestyle
- At all levels of Italian study, you’ll have the opportunity to study abroad in Ferrara, Italy, completing your language requirement in one semester. You’ll have a true immersion experience, taking all courses in Italian.
You’ll leave our program prepared for graduate school or careers ranging from teaching to working for the U.S. Government in Washington.
Student Learning Outcomes
For the Italian Studies Major students will:
- Demonstrate at least Advanced-low writing and speaking skills in Italian (as established by ACTFL guidelines). In doing so, they will demonstrate high proficiency in understanding Italian grammatical systems.
- Analyze texts (broadly understood), both in Italian and English to grasp cultural, social, artistic, political, historical and economic issues relevant to Italy.
- Explore, verbally and in writing, through an interdisciplinary perspective, Italian cultural scholarship.
- Show knowledge of social, artistic, political, historical, and economic issues related to Italy and the Italian immigrant experience.
- Use the Italian language in a variety of interdisciplinary contexts to produce a personal, informed and critical understanding of Italian culture experienced through a full-immersion program in Italy for at least a semester.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Images of Italy I: Intermediate Italian
- Advanced Writing in Italian
- Contemporary Italy
- Italian Film Study: The 1980s and 1990s
- At the Opera: Italian Language, Culture, and Conversation
- Italy Since Fascism: A Topical Approach
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Language Studies View 1884 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Completed Application Form
- Official Secondary School Records
- Teacher Recommendation
- Counselor Recommendation
- Official SAT or ACT Scores
- English Language Proficiency Testing
- Certification of Finances Form
- International Student Financial Aid Application
- Passport Information
- While interviews are not required, Gettysburg College does value the opportunity to learn more about you beyond your application
International56390 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 56390 USD per year during 48 months.
National56390 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 56390 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Gettysburg
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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