Other Possibilities for Studying Italian
Middlebury College Summer Language School in Italian. Middlebury College enjoys a reputation for excellence in language teaching at its undergraduate college, intensive summer programs, and schools abroad. During the summer, courses are offered from beginning to graduate level in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish; study is also offered in Hebrew, Japanese, and Portuguese. In 2009, a second Language Schools site opened at Mills College in California. The Schools all use an immersion-based approach to language instruction and acquisition. All students in the Language Schools must sign and abide by Middlebury College's "Language Pledge", a pledge to use their target language exclusively during the duration of their time at the School.
The Middlebury Language Schools are now accepting applications for the Kress Fellowships for Language Study—Kress offers a fellowship for graduate students in art history with a proposed focus on European art history. The fellowship covers the comprehensive fee (tuition, room and board) for one summer of intensive immersion at the Middlebury College Language Schools in one of five languages, including Italian. The Kress Fellowships are merit-based, and preference will be given to students who can demonstrate how improved language skills will make an essential difference in their future research and scholarship in the field of European art history.
The deadline for the application and supporting materials is in the early spring.