Indiana University Bloomington
Department of French and Italian

Italian Undergraduate Programs


The Italian undergraduate program at IU-Bloomington focuses on developing a solid mastery of the four basic language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension) and on providing an overview of Italian literature and civilization. In-depth study can be pursued through individual readings and our variety of 400-level literature courses, with topics ranging from Boccaccio's Decameron to the Mafia in Italian cinema. We have an active co-curricular program through our Circolo Italiano, which hosts bi-weekly conversation hours as well as an annual soccer tournament and talent show. Our overseas summer program in Florence is very popular, even with students not majoring or minoring in Italian. We also offer semester and year-long study abroad programs in Bologna. Check out all we have to offer!