at Saint Francis University

  • Why study Italian at SFU?

    Italian Studies at SFU include 3 levels of Italian Language, in addition to a course on Italian Cinema taught in English.  Other courses include credits completed in our amazing Springtime in Italy program in Parma, Italy. (insert link here) These courses contribute to the World Languages Minor as well as the possibility for a self-developed minor in Italian Studies. A Physical Therapy rotation is also available in Italy for selected students.

    Program Options


    • International Business: 
      • 3 semesters of Italian (112,201,202), business 101, Economics 402, management 206 and Marketing 403.

    See requirements: Visit the academic catalog and scroll to the School of Arts & Letters to view degree requirements.

    Is Italian for me?

    Why Italian Studies count:

    • Italy is on of the TOP FIVE economies in the world, and many employers are seeking people who speak both Italian and English.
    • The value of a classical language like Italian contributes to an increased vocabulary and a broader understanding of medical terminology.
    • Six of the 100 largest global companies have their headquarters in Italy
    • Italy is the world's fifth largest producer of industrial goods.
    • More than 1000 firms have offices in Italy, including IBM, Chrysler/Fiat, General Electric, Bayer, Perelli, and Motorola.
    • Make yourself more marketable with the Minor in International Business
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