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 →


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 →

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 →

Expo Milano 2015 Student Ambassadors

Are you interested in representing the United States in Italy? Are you curious about international approaches to global food systems or sustainable development? Applications are now open to become a Student Ambassador at the USA Pavillion at Next World's Fair, Expo Milano 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life! The Expo will run from May... Continue Reading →

Teaching Internship in Italy

The SITE (Study, Intercultural Training and Experience) Program offers a teaching internship in Lombardy, Italy, in which interns work alongside Italian teachers to promote linguistic and intercultural exchange. The program spans for 3-8 months and is available to any undergraduate or other post-graduate student who has previous college-level knowledge of Italian. The position includes a... 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 →

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