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Italian Program

Benvenuti to the Italian Program at Montclair State University, promising you a future of intellectual, professional and personal discovery, Italian-style!

Join the more than 60 million people in the world who speak Italian and the hundreds of thousands who study it. Italy has the highest number of UN world heritage sites in the world and a culture whose influence spans from antiquity to the present in the arts and sciences. Studying the rich Italian language and culture can help you “go global” and increase your marketability in fields in which Italy is a world economic leader as a G7 country. Italy and the U.S. have always been close trade and political partners, and there is a strong presence of Italian business in the U.S. and U.S. global companies with headquarters in Italy.

7 Things You Should Know About the Italian Program

Our curricula responds to student needs
You can obtain a major or minor in Italian, a major in Italian Teacher Education or Language, Business & Culture. We also offer a post-BA Instructional Certificate in Italian

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Our nationally and internationally recognized faculty teach classes at all levels and integrate their research with their teaching to offer you exciting courses, from language to cultural studies, from translating and business Italian to literature and cinema

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The Inserra Endowed Chair offers internships as well as cultural programming that puts you in close contact with top performers and scholars whose work enriches course content in exciting ways

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The Coccia Institute, together with the Italian program, offers scholarships as well as networking opportunities with and professional advancement for teachers of Italian

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