A broad spectrum of activities is offered to both Montclair State University students and high school students taking Italian. Thanks to a series of funding opportunities* that are rarely available to a university with a B.A. program in Italian, students at all levels are involved in innovative learning experiences that also embrace a social component.
Students of Italian at Montclair State University have the unique opportunity of complementing their academic experience with activities that expose them to various aspects of Italian culture in dynamic ways: film screenings, guided tours in NY and NJ, concerts, restaurant outings, etc. are some of the regular items on the annual calendar of free events.
- The vibrant Amici Italian club offers opportunities to network with other students at cultural and social events on and off campus
- The Inserra Endowed Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies and the Italian Program jointly present a series of cultural programs that involve students as participants and/or assistants and put them in close contact with top performers and scholars from Italy and the U.S.
- Several pre-professional opportunities are given to our students via scholarships, internships and assistantships designed to enhance the academic curriculum with real-world experiences that support them financially while enriching their knowledge of Italian language and culture.
* Funds are provided by the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, SGA (Student Government Association), the Italian Program, as well as the Coccia Institute and Foundation and donors.