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 →

A Glimpse into TAPIF: Alumni Feature

In considering all of the time, care, and energy devoted to the process of learning a language, who is to say that your engagement with the French language must taper off once you've graduated, passed that LPE, or finished FREN 1004? Whether you are formally majoring/minoring in French or just an enthusiast of the language,... Continue Reading →

Study Abroad: “Italian Neighborhoods in Transition”

If you're interested in studying abroad this year, check out this May seminar in Italy, led by awesome Italian instructor Kathy Rider. More information is also available on the Learning Abroad Center's website, From Ghettos to Trulli: Italian Neighborhoods in Transition Italy is the perfect destination to study neighborhoods in transition. From gentrified Roman... Continue Reading →

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