Department of French and Italian

College of Letters & Science

 Skills & Strengths of a Liberal Arts Major       

       People who speak multiple languages make the best employees for one big reason

       Don't go to school for finance — liberal arts is the future

        Why Liberal Arts Majors often Make the Best Techies 

STEM is Missing an Important Subject: Languages 

We need more STEM Majors with Liberal Arts Training  

With some Specific Skills, Liberal Arts Majors have Plenty of Job Prospects 

Major in the Humanities for a Good Job - and for a Good Life  

Benefits of Multilingualism

For a Better Brain, Learn a Foreign Language    

Improved Health, Memory, Decision-making, and Perception 

Bilinguals are More Attractive

Benefits of Language Learning

Language learning supports academic achievement 

Language learning provides cognitive benefits to students 

Language learning affects attitudes and beliefs about language and culture 

Language Study as a National Imperative

Some Facts & Figures about Italian

  • An estimated 7,000 US companies do business in Italy, while more than 1,000 have offices in Italy: Cisco, Eli Lilly, Microsoft, Mars, Tetra Pak, PepsiCo, City Bank, Fedex, S.C. Johnson, Kraft, Unilever, McDonalds, Kellog, and many more
  • There are roughly 30 Italian companies currently doing business in Wisconsin
  • Italian is the fourth most-studied foreign language in the world   
  • Italy is the third largest economy in the eurozone