No combination is more conducive to achievement than motivated students and skilled, dedicated teachers.
Pursue an MA in Italian at Middlebury and you will find yourself working side by side with some of the most focused, directed students of the Italian language. But that's only part of the picture. Our instructors, drawn from among the most prominent in their fields, provide the skill and guidance you need to chart an independent course that meets your learning and career goals.
Total Immersion—the Middlebury Difference
Whether you choose to earn your degree in our summer program or by studying abroad in Florence, you will experience a unique environment that immerses you not only in the Italian language but in both the historical and contemporary Italian culture. The key to it all is the Language Pledge—an agreement you make to communicate only in Italian for the duration of the program. Talk to a graduate of our MA in Italian program, and chances are you will hear them describe a remarkable period of language acquisition and academic achievement that has dramatically broadened their perspective and prepared them to realize their future career goals.
All students who enroll in the Italian School for the summer 2016 session will study at our West Coast site at Mills College, in Oakland, California. Application and financial aid processes are identical to those for the Middlebury campus. For more information on Middlebury at Mills, please click here.