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What Out Alumni Have to Say About Italian at UIC

Being in the Italian program was the best decision I made during my years at UIC.

M. C.  |  Italian alumnus

In just two semesters of studying the language at UIC I was able to go to Italy and have small conversations with Italian people right in front of Duomo! After finishing the minor I no longer feel intimidated when talking to native speakers in Italy. Once I even taught an Italian word to an Italian person that they didn’t know before. I felt pretty good about that! Now I can also show off my knowledge of Italian avant-garde and Italian cinema.

O. J.  |  Italian alumna

One of the greatest gifts that studying Italian has brought to me is the ability to speak to my grandfather in his native language. My Italian studies have helped me learn more about my grandfather’s immigration and assimilation to America and my own heritage than I imagined possible.

M. S.  |  Italian alumnus

The extra curricular activities sponsored by the Italian department helped me develop a network of contacts and even some job offers!

N. T.  |  Italian alumnus

The professors in the Italian program are some of the best I had at UIC and they are determined to make sure you are both learning and enjoying the courses.

E. M.  |  Italian alumna

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