Vermont Summer Sessions
The Italian School at Middlebury provides one of the most intensive study options available to graduate-level students of Italian, in an environment with a very low teacher-to-student ratio. In the classroom, you will build your language skills while pursuing a concentration in one of eight areas: General studies in Italian, Literary Studies, Linguistics, Pedagogy, Methodology, and Curriculum Development, Culture, Mass Media, Theater, Communications, and Cinema, Mediterranean Studies, and Italian American Studies & the Italian Diaspora in the World.
Classroom work is only the beginning of your summer at the Italian School. Outside class, you will reinforce your cultural fluency through participation in numerous cocurricular activities, all conducted in Italian. While playing soccer, talking economics, experimenting with Italian cuisine, acting in a drama, or discussing the history of Italian film, you will acquire specialized vocabulary and gain insight into the culture, both past and present. Beyond just speaking the language, you will find yourself thinking, writing, joking, and even dreaming in Italian.