The study of Italy's urban culture, its 20th century literature, the Italian cinema, classical works such as the Divine Comedy, study abroad, and of course, learning the language are just a few of the ways Nazareth students visit Italy from all perspectives.
The Italian degree program at Nazareth College is not simply about conjugating verbs or sitting in language labs—it is an immersive experience in the culture, literature, art, and people of Italy.
Study abroad is a requirement for all foreign language majors. Through Nazareth's affiliation with the Università degli Studi 'G. D'Annunzio' in Pescara, Italy, our students live and study Italian culture for a summer, a year or a semester. Nazareth students take courses with Italian students and are housed in apartments close to the university for a genuine experience of life in Italy. The program includes weekend trips to Venice, Florence and Rome.
United States Foreign Service, U.S. AID, executive officer in the area of population, health, and nutrition programs abroad
"Learning Italian at Nazareth laid a foundation from which I could learn other languages. I have gone on to learn (at varying levels of proficiency) Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, and French—though my first love will always be Italian."
The Casa Italiana is a center for the study of Italian language, literature, and culture. Whether you are of Italian ancestry yourself or are a "citizen of the world" interested in learning more about this dynamic country and its people, the Casa Italiana has something to offer you.