Skyline of Italian city at dusk.

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.

Specializations

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

Curriculum

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