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Why study Italian?

Exploring Italian culture and language at Mizzou can open your future to global possibilities. Add a minor in Italian Studies and enhance your communications skills and career readiness. Studying Italian adds essential skills to degrees in art, business, engineering, history, textile and apparel management, and more.

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Undergraduate Program

Pursue a minor in Italian Studies through our flexible and interdisciplinary program. Your program can be tailored to fit your interests and future career goals.

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Choose from courses offered by Italian faculty, or across disciplines, and/or in study-abroad programs. Explore Italy’s language, culture, and history.

Get Involved

Italian Club

Immerse yourself in all things Italian in the student-run Italian Club. Explore language and culture through a variety of events and topics including art, food, and cinema. It’s a great opportunity to connect with classmates with similar interests as you refine your understanding of the Italian language.

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Scholarships are available to support academic work and study abroad experiences. See if you qualify!

Study Abroad

Go on the adventure of a lifetime – a study abroad experience in Italy. The country boasts the most UNESCO World Heritage sites, white sandy beaches and snowcapped mountains.  You’ll have the opportunity to explore the culture, refine your language skills, and enjoy culinary delights, while studying at an Italian university.

Study Abroad Opportunities
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Our faculty

Our collaborative community of world-class faculty are dedicated to research excellence and student success.

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Get started in Italian

To learn more about Italian courses at MU, or to ask about internships, fellowships, and study abroad opportunities, please contact the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures,,to schedule an advising appointment.