The Department of Italian Studies offers a wide variety of in-depth courses in Italian language, literature, culture, and cinema.

Our lively, innovative program at Wellesley College features an opportunity to study abroad in Bologna and prepares students with a solid base for advanced studies in Italian and travel to Italy.

What can you do with a degree in Italian Studies?

Wellesley College Alumnae with a degree in Italian Studies have undertaken fascinating and successful careers distinguishing themselves in various professional fields, from teaching and research, to medicine and law, to business and finance.

The Department of Italian studies is very proud of its graduates and delighted to celebrate here some of their impressive accomplishments.


Take Italian Online this summer! We offer 3 Italian online courses offered exclusively to our incoming and current students!

If you are an incoming student click here to learn more about these FREE courses and to sign up.

If you are a rising sophomore, junior and senior click here to learn more about these FREE courses and to sign up.