Welcome to the Italian Program in UMD's School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
Undergraduate Degrees in Italian
The Italian program offers both a major and a minor. Please review the information and make an appointment with an advisor.
The Italian program offers many possibilities to study the Italian language and culture in and outside the classroom. Book an appointment with an advisor to learn more about our events throughout the academic year, the Language Partner Program, the Language House, Study Abroad, the Italian club, experiential learning, internships, scholarship opportunities, and much more.
Il Cinema Ritrovato on Tour
Il Cinema Ritrovato on Tour at UMD is organized by the Italian Program in collaboration with the Program in Cinema and Media Studies. It is a festival of restored films provided by the Cineteca di Bologna, Italy and their partners around the world.
The Italian Program is committed to the promotion of Italian language and culture in Maryland, the United States, and the world. In our academic programs, we strive to provide outstanding and innovative instruction in Italian studies to prepare students to communicate effectively in spoken and written Italian, to gain and transmit knowledge of the cultural perspectives and artistic products of Italy, and to be culturally sensitive members of today’s diverse society.
Advising and Courses
The Italian undergraduate advisor is available for consultation about any aspect of your study of Italian. To ensure that you have fulfilled all the requirements for graduation, the department recommends that every Italian major confer with an advisor at registration time each semester.
Office hours are posted in Jiménez 1104 Hall.
Advisor: Valeria Federici
Office: 4109 Jiménez Hall
Phone: (301) 405-4038
Download Advising Worksheets for Italian majors & minors:
The College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) Office of Student Affairs provides college advising for all ARHU undergraduates in 1120 Francis Scott Key Hall.
About the Italian Program
Beyond the Classroom
Language Partner Program
The Language Partner Program (LPP) offers majors in any SLLC program at UMD the opportunity to meet with international students outside the classroom and practice their target language in an informal yet structured way. For international students, the LPP provides a forum for connecting with U.S. students and integrating into the UMD campus.Language Partner Program
Language House Living and Learning Program
Develop Italian proficiency through this on-campus living and learning program.Language Clusters
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The SLLC Celebrates its Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Graduates
Film festival brings movies from across the globe to UMD community
Students unpack the legacy of colonialism through the lens of an Italian Ethiopian community
Celebration of the Centennial of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Birth
International Women Day event at the Italian Embassy with our students
World-Class Film Festival Brings Historic Films to Maryland For One Night.
Lecturer, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
3202 Jiménez Hall
College Park MD, 20742
Associate Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Associate Professor, Italian
Associate Professor, Cinema and Media Studies
2109 Susquehanna Hall
College Park MD, 20742