When we think of Italy we think of culture: Italian historians, musicians, artists, architects and cinematographers have contributed significantly to the European thought. The indispensable key to Italian culture is the Italian language, that is one of the languages from which almost everybody knows at least one word (mostly about food or music) and it quickly identifies a culture full of life and color.

There are numerous reasons to study Italian: a knowledge of Italian is relevant to the study of European political and social history, it is almost indispensable to those studying music, architecture or fine arts (over 60% of the world’s art treasures are found in Italy, according to UNESCO), you may also consider choosing Italian in the light of future travel and of other subjects you may be interested in.

Here at Florida International University we offer a Minor in Italian language and Culture. To receive more information about the Italian courses and the Minor requisites please contact Professor Magda Novelli Pearson, Italian Language Instructor and Program coordinator at

Please feel free to click on the video below made by our former Italian students.

Italian Program @ FIU Video

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