Italian Language Program

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.

Italian Language Program

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.

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. Half of the 6-8 activities per term Global Village residency expectation is covered by Italian Language Program activities.

Faculty Advisors

  • Nancy Canepa – Faculty, Department of French and Italian
  • Tania Convertini – Language Program Director and Faculty, Department of French and Italian

2019-20 Live-in Advisor

Maddalena Scarperi


The Italian Language Program is located within the Global Village, which is located in the Byrne II, Goldstein, and Thomas buildings of McLaughlin.

(Floor plans can be found on the website of the Office of Undergraduate Housing)