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Acquire specific skills, knowledge, and experience applicable to an individual career path with our one-year MA in Applied Languages.

Students spend a 6-week summer in Bennington at the Italian School followed by an Academic Year in Florence where they complete a hands-on internship combined with academic coursework in traditional subjects, interdisciplinary areas, and preprofessional disciplines. Students choose a specialization.


    • Language Teaching
    • Migration and Development Studies
    • Cultural Heritage Studies


    6-week Summer in Bennington, Vermont

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

    Academic Year in Florence, Italy

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

    See summer and academic year locations for more information.

    Credits must include the following:

    • Four units of credit in a specialization 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 130 hours)
    • Two units of credit in an independent research project within the field of specialization