The Best Worst Experience Ever: Finding my niche in Italy

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I would have never guessed as a Freshman at William & Mary how much of an impact studying Italian would have on my life. I began college wanting to double Major in Hispanic Studies and Business, however after taking my first Italian class and spending so much time in the Italian House even before my… Read More

A Year in the Italian House

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People might ask you: what does it feel like living in the Italian House? Guys, it feels great. Seriously. The year 2012-2013 was particularly full of events and activities. Besides an overwhelmingly funny and playful atmosphere, the I-House has even more to offer. It’s all about Italian culture, Italian language, Italian cinema, Italian food (…well,… Read More

Italian: An Unexpected Passion

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When I came to William and Mary I never imagined that by the time of my senior year I would be completing a research paper in Italian. I took only the bare minimum required by my high school, and as a result was required to complete 4 semesters at the College. At first, it was… Read More

Opera in Williamsburg

Opera in Williamsburg presents: L’Elisir d’Amore by Gaetano Donizetti.  Live opera, fully staged with piano, violin, and clarinet accompaniment.  At the Kimball Theatre, Friday October 26, 2012, at 8 PM.  Tickets:  $45 ($40 for seniors, military, and teachers/faculty; $15 for students). 

Italian: Study Abroad Student Sally Wade Teaches English

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The following story was written by Italian student Sally Wade: When I set off for my second journey in Italy, I was looking for an immersive experience. I wanted to see Italy not through a tourist’s eyes; I wanted to be more than a passive observer. I spent last summer in Florence studying Italian and… Read More

Student Profile: Casey Swann ’12 (Video Feature)

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Casey Swann ’12 spoke to me a few days before graduation this May about her self-designed Italian Studies major, her study abroad research in Rome, Italy, and about her plans for after graduation.

My Internship in Rome, Spring 2011

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by Cassie Prena Last Spring, I spent an unforgettable semester abroad at John Cabot University in Rome. Although my courses at the university and my daily life in a foreign country allowed a certain level of immersion, I was nevertheless determined to experience the more intimate aspects of Italian culture. I decided that an internship… Read More

Italian Documentarian Brings Trash Crisis to William and Mary

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Story by Christian Pelfrey (’11) In February, the William and Mary Italian Studies Department invited Ivana Corsale, an up-and-coming Italian documentarian, to debut her latest film as part of the 2011 William and Mary Global Film Festival. Corsale’s film, Unhappy Country, tackled a growing issue in Southern Italian society: the illegal and unhealthy handling of… Read More

Filmmaker Ivana Corsale

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presents her documentary (un)happy country in Washington Hall 201. February 17, 2011 @ 7pm In the summer of 2010 Ivana Corsale travelled to Campania Italy to document the ongoing environmental and humanitarian crisis caused by the endemic mismanagement of household and industrial waste caused by the Camorra. http://unhappycountry.com/

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