"Fatti non foste a viver come bruti, ma per seguire virtude et canascenza” Dante Alighieri, Inferno, Divina Commedia"
Elisabetta Girardi is an Italian Language instructor and the Italian Program coordinator at the Center for the Study of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. A native Italian, she attended a Classical Lyceum (high school focused on the study of the Humanities, together with Latin and Ancient Greek) and completed her Juris doctor degree at the Law School of the University of Turin in Italy, with a specialization in European and International Law. Prior to her arrival at Goucher in 2012, she worked for several public institutions in Italy, in the fields of the International relations, European Union communication strategies and Study abroad programs, and for the Italian Consulate in Baltimore. She taught Italian at Loyola College of Maryland and she is also an adjunct instructor of Italian at Towson University. At Goucher College, she teaches all the three 100-level courses of Italian language, expanding it also to the study of the culture -taking advantage of her own native perspective. Besides English, she also speaks French and Spanish.