Being proficient in a foreign language provides a significant edge in the job market, and can open the door to exciting positions in government, international business, health care and education. This minor offers a strong foundation in the Italian language and the country’s rich culture. We believe in an immersive approach to learning languages, and so the classes you take will be taught entirely in Italian, with the exception of special topics courses such as “Italy: A Journey Through Food, History and Culture,” which are taught in English.
You’ll also have a wide variety of opportunities to explore Italian art and culture and hone your language skills through study abroad programs with our partners in Florence and Perugia, Italy. Quinnipiac will coordinate foreign internships and service-learning projects for you at a range of sites, such as the Roccafiore Winery, where you’ll learn about the international wine business, or at a local high school where you’ll help teachers design English language workshops and other learning plans, or perhaps at a luxury textiles company, where you can gain valuable management and marketing experience in the context of the global economy.