The Italian program offers numerous opportunities for students to learn about the Italian language and culture. Students may earn credit studying abroad for a summer, semester or year, and participate in the activities organized by the Italian Club. Our students have been inducted into the Alpha of Alabama Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, have been honored as A&S Students Ambassadors and nominated distinguished undergraduate scholars for academic excellence. They have also received prestigious awards sponsored by the UA National Alumni Association and travel/study scholarships through the National Italian-American Foundation. They have interned at the U.S. Consulate General in Milan, and have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships to teach English in Italy.
Even though virtually all careers are open to Italian graduates, some of our students have continued in Italian and received an MA, or a PhD, and now teach in schools, colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad.