MA in Applied Languages: Italian

The one-year Middlebury MA in Applied Languages provides unique opportunities for students who wish to acquire specific skills, knowledge, and experience applicable to an individual career path. Students will complete a hands-on internship combined with academic coursework in traditional subjects, interdisciplinary areas, and pre-professional disciplines.  The degree includes:

  • Four units of credit in a specialization (see options below), at the Middlebury Sede and at the University of Florence
  • Two units of credit in general requirements (at the Sede and at the University)
  • One unit of credit in an internship (minimum of 120 hours)
  • Two units of credit in an independent research project within the field of specialization

Choose one specialization:

● Language Teaching

Summer Term

  • 1 unit stylistics or advanced grammar
  • 1 unit culture & civilization
  • 1 unit literature

Academic Year in Florence

  • 4 courses in the field of specialization (Sede & University)
  • 2 courses of general requirements (Sede/University)
  • Internship
  • Independent Research Project in field of specialization (2 units)


● Migration and Development

Summer Term

  • 1 unit stylistics or advanced grammar
  • 1 unit culture & civilization
  • 1 unit literature

Academic Year in Florence

  • 4 courses in the field of specialization (Sede & University)
  • 2 courses of general requirements (Sede/University)
  • Internship
  • Independent Research Project in field of specialization (2 units)

 

● Cultural Heritage and Tourism Studies

Summer Term

  • 1 unit stylistics or advanced grammar
  • 1 unit culture & civilization
  • 1 unit literature

Academic Year in Florence

  • 4 courses in the field of specialization (Sede & University)
  • 2 courses of general requirements (Sede/University)
  • Internship
  • Independent Research Project in field of specialization (2 units)

 

Internships

Students will complete an academically directed internship (a minimum of 130 hours) in their area of specialization. The internship enhances and strengthens foreign language skills, deepens social immersion in a foreign culture, and gains in-depth experience within a foreign work environment specific to the chosen field which may lead to future career opportunities.   

Internships will depend on the supervisors' needs for the semester and the students’ skill set.  Examples of internship placements may include NGOs, museums, galleries, and local schools.

The Italian School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5727
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Italian School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Joseph Tamagni, Coordinator
italianschool@middlebury.edu