The Italian House is where six students can live to improve or maintain their language skills.

The Italian House at 90 Hillcrest Road in Middlebury.
The Italian House at 90 Hillcrest Road in Middlebury.

Living at the house entails signing a language pledge similar to that of Middlebury’s summer school. This pledge obliges the student to speak only Italian while in the house. The house is a place where students of Italian can come together with the resident native-speaking teaching assistant for cafes and movies. The house acts as a learning center not only for the residents, but also for the rest of the Italian students who drop in on occasion to practice their language skills and get help with homework.

Italian coffee hour.

L’ora del caffe’/The Italian Coffee Hour

Once a week the residents of the Italian House host the students for a delicious Italian style coffee, treats and engaging conversation! Join us every Monday at 5:30 p.m.


If you are interested in applying to live in the Italian House, email your application to Prof. Brancoli-Busdraghi before February 15.


Prof. Ilaria Brancoli-Busdraghi

Voter Hall 114


Dario Landi (2023-2024 TA)