Undergraduate Italian studies

Twelve students looking at the camera in a straight line in a classroom

Italy has been a principal contributor to the evolution of the arts, sciences and ideas for the greater part of the last 700 years. An understanding of the language and culture of Italy is essential for a greater appreciation of celebrated figures like Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Machiavelli.

Italy has become an increasingly important trading partner with Canada. Career options exist in the fields of teaching, translation, business, hotel management, tourism, hospitality and much more.

Study abroad

There is no better way to learn about a culture than through immersion. Italian studies students are encouraged to study in Recanati, Italy.

Check out the blog created by Italian student Giorgia Ricciardi for her ITAL 204 Experiential Learning course, while studying and researching in Europe, summer 2018.

Academic advice

Contact the Chair of the Department:

Dr. Pablo Restrepo Gautier
hispchair@uvic.ca
250-721-7413
Clearihue Building, 4th Floor, A 405