The Circolo Italiano meets each week and is open to all who want to interact in a friendly environment in order to improve their language skills, regardless of their academic affiliation. In addition to showing Italian films (with English subtitles), the Circolo offers the chance for conversation with many native speakers and other students of Italian.
For Fall 2013, Circolo Italiano will meet every other Wednesday from 6:00 -7:15 pm in Ballantine Hall 004 for conversation, food, music, and fun. Meeting dates for this semester begin September 4, and continue on Sept. 11; Oct. 2 (BH 008), 16, and 30; and Nov. 13. All those interested in conversing in Italian are invited to the meetings of Circolo.
The Circolo hosts 4-5 film showings each semester. The films are in Italian with English subtitles, and there will be a brief introduction to each one. Our first film is Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7pm in Woodburn 120. Check out the film schedule, and feel free to bring snacks!
A Night at the Opera
Once or twice each academic year, the Italian program organizes a trip to the Musical Arts Center at our own Jacobs School of Music to see an opera sung in Italian. If you have never been to an opera before or fear you won't like it, we're pretty sure you'll be surprised. View the opera night flyer
Holiday Party and Talent Show
On Wednesday, December 4, the Italian program will hold its annual student talent show (in Italian of course) in Ballantine Hall 008 at 6 pm. Students can sing, act, recite, juggle, dance, play or perform anything they wish to share with their peers in this holiday atmosphere. You are welcome to join us, whether you want to be on stage or in the audience. Potential performers should contact Circolo coordinator Carlotta Paltrinieri.
Campionato di calcetto
Each spring semester the Italian program hosts an indoor soccer championship. Teams are composed of students from each Italian class who play a set of exhilarating, Italian-speaking and cheering single-elimination soccer matches.
Indiana Oggi - Parole in Libertà
The last two years, a student group has published an all-Italian newspaper with help from Italian instructors. The paper has come out in April and included faculty profiles, news stories, photos, comics, and recipes. We plan to publish another edition this year. View the newspaper.