Benvenuti to the Italian Studies homepage of CSU, Chico. Our site offers a variety of information, from what courses are offered this semester, (please see the schedule of classes) to who is eligible for the Dr. Maria Haynes/ I.S.A.C. Scholarships.

Also on this site are the Italian Studies image galleries. Take a moment to browse through selected photos, images of well-known Italian works of art, and a few more of various Italian cities and personalities.

The Italian Studies Program is part of the International Languages, Literatures and Cultures department in the College of Fine Arts. For information regarding any aspect of the Italian Program, please contact us via email or phone.

Dr. Orsitto, the program Director can be reached by phone at (530) 898-4479 or by email at

Dr. Windsor can be reached by phone at (530) 898-5742 or by e-mail at

Information is also obtainable from the main office of the International Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department located on the first floor of Trinity Hall. Phone (530) 898-5388.

Read about Italian class offerings in the University catalog and then check the Spring 2016 schedule for their availability.

Outstanding Italian Student

Janessa Anderson, Outstanding Italian Student 2015

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Spring Hours TBA

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