Category Archives: Students Success

Journey to Salento: Immersion in Lecce

This summer, the Italian Studies Program of Chapman University was able to resume its signature language immersion travel course. The course offers students the unique opportunity to connect deeply with a specific area of Italy, one defined by unique geographic … Continue reading

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Science and Culture Merge Around Food in Italy

Food Science and Italian Studies represented by Anuradha Prakash and Federico Pacchioni, respectively, joined efforts this summer to launch a new Chapman travel course to Italy. In exploring the food system from farm to fork, students witnessed directly the making … Continue reading

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Italian Studies major receives Kugelman Arts and Humanities Award

Dulcie and Lawrence Kugelman have been underwriting the Annual Kugelman Arts and Humanities Awards Ceremony for well over a decade in the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The Kugelman awards celebrate and acknowledge the top academic students … Continue reading

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The Musco Award supports Chapman students in Italy

With the resuming of study abroad at Chapman, Italian Studies students now benefit from the established Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Endowment for Travel Courses in Italian Studies. This endowment is yet another example of the many ways in which … Continue reading

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Students receive outstanding Italian Studies Award

Every spring the Italian Studies Program selects outstanding graduating minors. The award stands for consistency and quality of academic achievements, intellectual curiosity, engagement in the Italian experience as well as contribution to the university’s Italian Studies community. The Italian Studies … Continue reading

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Student Receives Outstanding Italian Studies Award

Every spring the Department of World Languages and Cultures selects outstanding graduating majors in each language. The award stands for consistency and quality of academic achievements, intellectual curiosity, engagement in the Italian experience as well as contribution to the university’s … Continue reading

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The success of Italian Studies major Briana Salatino in the art event industry

After graduating from Chapman in 2018 with a B.A. in Public Relations and Advertising, a B.A. in Italian Studies, and a minor in Sociology, Briana Salatino started her professional career with The Other Art Fair, a global artist fair offering … Continue reading

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Italian Studies minor Massimo Lesti pursues promising career in wine industry

After graduating from Chapman in May 2018 with a BS in Business Administration and a minor in Italian Studies and traveling to Italy for six weeks for his post-grad summer trip, Massimo Lesti has been enjoying the start of a … Continue reading

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Italian Studies minor Grace Montgomery is awarded 2020 Casola Prize

Grace Montgomery from Seal Beach, Calif. has been awarded the 2020 Casola Prize from the Patrons of Italian Culture. Grace Montgomery studies Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.  She is also minoring in Italian as well as Business Analytics. … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Sarina Welsh, Multiple Award Winner

Sarina Welsh, who is graduating this spring in the Italian track of the Global Communication and World Languages, was selected for the School of Communication 2020 Dean’s Awards of Excellence as well as the STAR student award. The STAR award stands … Continue reading

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Sarina Welsh’s Journey Through the New Global Communication and Italian B.A.

My name is Sarina Welsh and I’d like to share my experience with the Global Communication and World Languages (Italian Track) B.A. program. In this new major, students pursue fluency in a chosen language while infusing their course of study … Continue reading

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Students Receive Outstanding Italian Studies Awards

Every spring the Department of World Languages and Cultures selects outstanding graduating minors in each language. The award stands for consistency and quality of academic achievements, intellectual curiosity, engagement in the Italian experience as well as contribution to the university’s … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinary Chapman Italian Studies in Rome

The new year begins boldly for Chapman Italian Studies. In partnership with the University Honors Program and Italiaidea School in Rome, Dr. Pacchioni is leading a field research course in the Eternal City. This travel course brings together students from … Continue reading

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Bringing Italian language and culture to the local youth

This semester, Sarina Welsh, who is pursuing the new interdisciplinary B.A. in Global Communication and Italian, created a completely new Italian language and culture class for the kids of Higher Ground, a nonprofit organization dedicated to mentoring and empowering youth … Continue reading

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Amy Giraldo Awarded Outstanding Italian Studies Minor

Chapman University’s Department of World Languages and Cultures selected Amy Giraldo as Outstanding Italian Studies Minor. A note from her professors: “Few words are not sufficient to describe Amy Giraldo. Not only she exemplifies academic commitment and rigor at the … Continue reading

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