Italian Conversation Hour & Scholarship Opportunity

Ciao Ragazzi! The French & Italian Department has confirmed its conversation hour for italian speaking. We will be hosting a conversation hour in Italian at Bordertown Coffee shop (behind Folwell) from 6:30-7:30 every Wednesday night. Come with italian on the mind and be prepared to have some fun! Additionally, the French and Italian Department along... Continue Reading →


Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunity

Studying abroad is an opportunity for students to experience life outside of their Midwestern or American comfort zone. While study abroad locations like Montpellier, France are popular among students, there's something to be said for traveling even further from the Western European mindset. If you've ever considered studying abroad in Western Africa, the University of... Continue Reading →

Impressionism in France (Freshman Seminar)

Hey freshmen! Want to explore Paris and Southern France over spring break? For spring break of 2017, the Study Abroad Center is offering a Freshman Seminar Abroad in France. On this trip, students will be able to explore the sites that gave inspiration to the most famous French painters. The trip will allow students to find their... Continue Reading →

Galileo on Trial in Italy (Freshman Seminar)

Hey freshmen! Interested in going to Italy over spring break? The Study Abroad Center is offering a Freshman Seminar Abroad in Italy for spring break of 2017. The course is only open to freshman, and doesn't require any knowledge of the Italian language. On the trip, students will explore Florence, Pisa, and Rome, all while... Continue Reading →

Scholarships for study abroad

The Department of French and Italian is pleased to announce the following scholarships to support study abroad in 2016-2017. Margaret J. Talle Study Abroad Scholarship in French Aron M. Blankenburg Memorial Scholarship for Italian The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul Study Abroad Scholarship French & Italian Study Abroad Scholarship Marguerite Guinotte Memorial Travel Grant... Continue Reading →

Worried about financing your study abroad? It’s not too late!

La Société des Professeurs Français et Francophones d'Amérique (SPFFA) is offering mini-scholarships for students still seeking financial aid for their upcoming study abroad programs in 2015. Each "mini-bourse" is for $1500 for students studying in France summer 2015 or autumn 2015 for three or more weeks. Candidates must: -Have a GPA of 3.50 -Produce a copy of their transcript... Continue Reading →

National Student Exchange Info Session This Friday

Looking for a French immersion experience that's actually quite affordable? Through National Student Exchange (NSE) students can: study at a French-speaking university in Québec, Canada for a semester or year (including 2 schools in beautiful, metropolitan Montréal) earn credits towards your French major/minor (and possibly other majors/minors you may have) pay U of M tuition (and qualify... Continue Reading →

Study Abroad Scholarships Available

While going abroad is an awesome experience, it is also undeniably expensive. Luckily, the Department of French & Italian offers scholarships to help cushion the expense. These include, for French, the Margaret J. Talle Study Abroad Scholarship and the Marguerite Guinotte Travel Grant; and, for Italian or FRIT, the French & Italian Study Abroad Scholarship.... Continue Reading →

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