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Discover Italian language and culture through art, history, cinema, food, politics, and philosophy, at the crossroads of Mediterranean voices, civilizations, and migration.

Italian Advisors

Serenella Iovino
Advisor for Italian Graduate Studies
Amy Chambless
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Italian Language Instruction, Italian Undergraduate Advisor

What Our Current And Past Students Say

Laura Wilder
Undergraduate Alum
Upon entering UNC, I had no idea how ROMS, particularly Italian, would shape my college career and where I am today. A semester is all it took for me to fall in love with the Italian language and culture and to decide to study abroad twice in Florence and Bologna, pick up the Italian major, and earn the UNC Robinson Honors Fellowship to research lace in Burano. The experiences I had through ROMS helped me reach my full potential and led me to pursue work in the study abroad field with the goal of one day working in Italy as a program coordinator. I just started a job as the Resident Director of the University of Portland’s Salzburg Center and love helping other students dream big abroad!
Abby Seitz
Undergraduate Alum
The Italian Department goes above and beyond in their dedication to teaching and supporting students. Dr. Chambless pours her all into teaching. She brings an unmatched energy, passion, and dedication with her to class every day. Despite struggling at times, I always felt supported and encouraged. When I felt my progress was lagging, she would make time to help me outside of the classroom. This type of support carried on throughout my journey with Italian, as my professors continued to spend hours of their time working with me and supporting me. The dedication and willingness of the Italian professors to help me learn is what motivated me to pursue a major in Italian.