Why Study Italian

Study Abroad in Italy with our faculty!

If you would like to study in Rome for 4 weeks during the summer or, in Florence for 16 weeks during the Fall with our Italian faculty. Check out the links provided below.

Link for 4-weeks in Rome. https://globallearning.ucdavis.edu/pathways/academics/studyabroad/qa/italy

Link for 16-weeks in Florence. https://globallearning.ucdavis.edu/pathways/academics/studyabroad/sa/italy

Benvenute e benvenuti! The following videos represent the varied backgrounds and interests of undergraduate students pursuing a major or minor here at UC Davis.

These videos are the products of conversations between myself and other students in the Italian department which, as you can see, eliminated the pressure and overwhelming professionalism of typical interviews to create a more relaxed and honest environment in which we discussed the experience of pursuing an Italian degree.

The benefits of supplementing a major with a language have been foregrounded by the students’ passion for Italian and specifically the Italian department here at UC Davis, which offers intensive interdisciplinary work across courses, study abroad opportunities in Florence and Rome, an unmatched faculty, and many ways to get a head-start with the major or minor–starting as early as high school if you take the AP Exam.

From a student triple majoring to one pursuing medical school, below are various videos outlining why you should major in Italian and how it has benefited the students’ studies.

Grazie mille!

Daisy Ament, Italian peer adviser 2017-2018

Meet the Majors: Why They Chose Italian



Double (or Triple!) Majoring in Italian



Study Abroad: Student Experiences



Study Abroad: Units and the Major



High School Italian: AP Credits and Placement Exams