Saint Joseph's University was founded by the Jesuits — visionary Catholic priests and educators who prioritized social justice, the pursuit of excellence, service to others, and the development of the whole person, or, cura personalis. One of only 28 universities and colleges nationwide exemplifying this 500-year- old Jesuit tradition, SJU offers each of its students an educational experience that will hone their skills, expand their knowledge, grow their faith and strengthen their character.
I knew that after completing my GEP language requirement in Italian during my first year that I wanted to continue to be a part of the Italian Program at SJU. All of the professors are passionate about their work and will closely mentor you in your academic or professional development. The courses allow you to broaden your perception of Italy through literature, art, film, and fashion. I had the opportunity to study abroad in Rome and work on a senior thesis through the program. I also have many great memories of the engaging and memorable events hosted by the program. I will always be thankful for the support and opportunities offered by the Italian Program and Italian Studies major both during my time at SJU and in my career.