At the College of Liberal Arts, you’ll learn to speak Italian in the classroom—but your education doesn’t have to end there. You can study abroad in Rome, apply for internships and win awards or scholarships.
Study Abroad in Rome
Students declaring a major or minor in Italian are encouraged to study abroad. Temple has its own campus in Rome, Italy, which offers courses in a variety of fields including language, art, architecture and international business. While previous Italian studies are not a requirement for program participation, we recommend you begin language study before traveling to Rome.
To help you take full advantage of your time abroad, Temple University’s Main Campus Italian program offers courses in beginner, intermediate and advanced Italian every semester. We highly encourage our participants to register for these courses before departing for Rome, because, in addition to familiarizing students with the country’s history and culture, studying the language of the host country provides students with the necessary skills required for communication.
Your journey of global awareness begins in Philadelphia but should not end in Rome. Upon returning, it’s recommended that students continue practicing their language skills by furthering their studies through the Italian program so that they may take full advantage of the Temple Rome experience.
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Italian advanced students volunteer their time to help their peers enrolled in elementary Italian language courses. Tutors gain teaching experience, under the guidance of Italian full-time faculty members.
Experiential learning opportunities like internships are crucial to a well-rounded liberal arts education. Learn about Italian internship opportunities.
Awards and Scholarships
The department offers Marthe Lavallée-Williams Study Abroad Scholarships & Grants ranging from $2,000-$8,000 to College of Liberal Artsundergraduate students in good academic standing. Assorted awards support language study in Italy for one semester, one academic year or one summer.
Scholarships available outside of the department are offered through organizations such as the Coccia Foundation, National Italian-American Foundation and Filitalia. Fulbright Scholarships are also available through the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
For a complete list of departmental and college-level awards and scholarships you may be eligible for, please visit the Italian Awards and Scholarships page.