Italian Language Program

About the Community

The Italian Language Program, founded in 2002, allows students to live together to immerse in Italian language and to promote the awareness and appreciation of Italophone culture on campus. The Italian Language Program hosts events such as art exhibitions, faculty lectures, film series, concerts, theater performances, recitals, weekly conversation hours and parties.

The program is sponsored by the Department of French and Italian. Students of all language ability levels are invited to apply to live in this community to further enhance their knowledge and skills. Fluency is not required.

All residents of the Language Program live together and in contiguous rooms so as to allow for a maximum level of language immersion.

Residency Expectations

Residents are expected to speak Italian with each other and can also expect to engage with the program on a weekly basis through language tables or other language/culture programming.

Live-in Advisor

  • Maddalena Scarperi


The Italian Language Program is located on the fourth floor of the Thomas building of McLaughlin, which houses the Global Village. View floor plans.