Italy possesses incomparable artistic and historical patrimonies. Studying Italian is a gateway to the world of great and lasting achievements in the arts and sciences, to centuries of history and culture that paved the way for future civilizations.

Why Italian at Sewanee?

The Italian program offers the opportunity to study Italian language and culture as well as courses in Italian literature, art, and cinema.

Language classes are taught in a full-immersion classroom, where you will work toward gaining proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, while learning about the rich complexity of Italian culture. At Sewanee, your Italian studies will be excellent preparation for studying abroad or traveling in Italy, an experience steeped in food, fashion, design, and art.

You will also have access to the Italian House, an immersive housing option on campus. Every semester, the Italian House offers a variety of extra-curricular activities, from movie screenings to cooking classes, open to all students of Italian at Sewanee

A Sampling of Courses


Programs of Study

Requirements for the Minor in Italian

Meet Some Professors


Stephen B. Raulston
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Gailor Hall 236, Ext. 1526

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