View of Adirondack mountains

Our summer session 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.


The Italian School is located on the Bennington campus. In the classroom, you will build your language skills while pursuing one of eight master’s specializations:

  • General Studies in Italian
  • Literary Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Pedagogy, Methodology, and Curriculum Development
  • Culture
  • Mass Media, Communications, and Cinema
  • Mediterranean Studies
  • Italian American Studies

See a sample of summer session courses.

Outside class, you will reinforce your cultural fluency through participation in numerous cocurricular activities, all conducted in Italian.