As Italy is the seventh largest world economy, employers are increasingly seeking graduates who speak Italian. Understanding and speaking Italian can be hugely beneficial in several career sectors including: the culinary arts, interior design, fashion, graphic design, furniture design, engineering, shipbuilding, construction machinery, and transportation.
In addition, according to UNESCO, Italy is home to over 60% of the world's art treasures. Some of the most famous Western artists, from Giotto to Michelangelo, were Italian. Knowledge of Italian is vital to understanding this art within its historical context, and will enable you to fully appreciate Italy's rich culture.
You can study Italian: