Italian Studies

Interested in the vast society and culture of Italy? Let us introduce you.


Study Italian studies at The University of Adelaide

Italian is the second most widely spoken language in Australia after English, with more than half a million Italian Australians using it every day. As an Italian studies student at The University of Adelaide, you will gain valuable practical language skills. Italy is enriched with the history of western civilisation with strong relevance and influence of past and present culture in the art, fashion and culinary worlds.

As an Italian studies student you will:

  • Learn to read and write in Italian
  • Gain the skills to listen and speak in Italian
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of Italian culture
  • Study the Italian influence in modern society
  • Improve your understanding of how language works
  • Have the opportunity to study abroad.

By learning another language you will set yourself apart from others in your future career. Italian studies at The University of Adelaide will open a unique career pathway for you full of opportunities such as industry internships, employment, collaboration and research. Italy is one of the ten wealthiest nations in the world and a major trading partner with Australia.

Study Overseas

Develop your language skills and immerse yourself in a new culture with an international exchange! As a University of Adelaide student you will have access to over 100 overseas exchange programs around the world. As an Italian studies student you can study overseas for one or two semesters and gain a credit towards your University of Adelaide degree.

A language program is available via CIS Australia Florence, Italy.

Career path

  • Teaching
  • International law
  • Diplomacy
  • Translation
  • Interpreter
  • Corporate executive
  • Tourism
  • Research

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