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School of Languages, Cultures, and Race College of Arts and Sciences

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Program Information

Italian language at WSU has recently grown to offer a language certificate, composed of four in-depth courses of basic communication skills in Italian for developing competency in basic to low-intermediate skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. Required courses include Italian 101, 102, 203, and 204. A Proficiency Exam is required and students must pass the exam at an intermediate level.

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to study abroad. Up to 4 credits in a study abroad may be used in the Italian certificate.

For more information on study abroad programs, visit the Office of International Programs Study Abroad Programs.


For more information about Italian at WSU, please contact and/or make an appointment with Laurie Heustis, advisor, at 509-335-8731 or