Italian Studies

College of Arts and Humanities
3106 Jiménez Hall
Phone: 301-405-4025

The Italian Program is committed to the promotion of Italian language and culture in Maryland, the United States, and the world. In our academic programs, we strive to provide outstanding and innovative instruction in Italian studies to prepare students to communicate effectively in spoken and written Italian, to gain and transmit knowledge of the cultural perspectives and artistic products of Italy, and to be culturally sensitive members of today’s diverse society.

Associate Professors: G. Falvo, M. Resmini

Lecturers: V. Federici, A. Gavagni

Professor Emeritus: C. Russell

Advisor: Dr. Giuseppe Falvo

To review the academic plan for this major, go to

Undergraduate Research Experiences

The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures has implemented an Annual SLLC Undergraduate Research Forum which allows its outstanding Juniors and/or Seniors to display their research projects. The forum takes place in late April in the Language House (St. Mary's).


Each fall semester, SLLC organizes a Language Career and Internship Fair in conjunction with the UMD Career Center. For more information, see the SLLC website:

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers a variety of federal, state, and institutional financial assistance programs, and, in cooperation with other university offices, participates in the awarding of scholarships to deserving students. For information, visit:

Awards and Recognition

The Undergraduate Committee organizes an annual awards ceremony to celebrate SLLC students who have earned SLLC, campus and/or national scholarships, and academic achievement awards. The awards ceremony takes place in conjunction with the annual SLLC Undergraduate Research Forum.