DID YOU KNOW
Italian is useful, beautiful and
language skills provide you with a sharp edge in the business world and on the
job market. Italian is
the fourth most studied spoken foreign language in the USA and is the third
most spoken native language in the European Union. Learning Italian
will connect you to Italian culture that will make your studies and travels in
Italy all the more gratifying! Dickinson College’s study abroad program is
based in Bologna, a city known for its university and cuisine!
Italy is pertinent in today's
economy! Italy is a
member of the European Union and a member of the Group of Eight (G8)
industrialized nations in the world. It boasts the seventh-largest economy in
the world and the fourth-largest in Europe. Italy is the world's largest wine
producer and the world’s second largest olive oil producer. Italy is the
world's seventh largest exporter of manufactured goods as well as raw goods.
Italy stands at the forefront of design, manufacturing some of the best
products in the world from household kitchen tools and classy furniture to fast
motorcycles and luxurious Lamborghinis. The Made-in-Italy brand continues to
produce high quality.
Italy is steeped in history. Italy is the
fourth highest earner for tourism worldwide and is the country with the highest
number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (45!). Italy is the
fifth most visited country in the world. While Rome provides a direct link to
our ancient past and Florence will astound you with its Renaissance treasures,
small towns and cities abound where you can spend hours discovering Italy’s
rich cultural heritage.
Italy is rich in culture. Having given
birth to some of the most brilliant minds in the world like Dante, Leonardo da
Vinci, Michelangelo, Galileo and Fellini, Italy is a must for those who study
art history, cinema, design, literature, music, or philosophy.
La dolce vita is a way of life! Italy is the
eighth country in the world for quality of life and its cuisine based on
simplicity and variety has been proven to be the healthiest in the world and a
model for physical well being. Did we mention that its cuisine is also one of
the most delicious?
view the "Why Italian?" brochure, click here.