Job Opening: Undergraduate Student Assistant, Department of French & Italian This is a unique opportunity for a student of French or Italian to work closely with faculty and staff of the department, acquire skills that will greatly increase job opportunities after graduation, while learning more about opportunities in the community and abroad. One assistant will be … Continue reading Apply to be next year’s French or Italian department assistant!
Established in 2007 by the late Kathryn Wasserman Davis, Fellows for Peace is an investment in students and professionals poised to create change in the world via language studies. Each summer, the program provides funding for 100 aspiring and experienced peacemakers to attend the Middlebury Language Schools, and for a group of Davis United World College Scholars … Continue reading Opportunity: Middlebury Language Schools Fellows for Peace scholarships for summer 2015
Believe it or not, the semester is flying by, and summer applications are cropping up left and right. Are you looking for a way to build your resumé over the summer vacation while continuing to develop your language skills, then read on - opportunities abound! (***For students of Italian, please note this other special teaching opportunity, … Continue reading Intern as a Language Instructor in the US or France
Learning a language can feel so much different than learning other types of subject matter. Language can't be easily picked up through memorization or solitary confinement in a library. Sure, that may be useful for cramming for an exam, but hardly for when you need it most. Perhaps you have finished all the required classes … Continue reading 9 ways to use the internet to speak a language out of the classroom
A new film by Samuel Goldwyn Films, Renoir, is opening at the Edina 4 Theater on April 26th. The film tells the story of celebrated Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Michel Bouquet), in declining health at age 74, his middle son Jean (Vincent Rottiers), who returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I, and the radiantly … Continue reading Film Premiere: “Renoir”
This writing contest submission is about a student's new understanding of the concept of "home" after an incredible stay in Sicily. By Craig Larsen. I was midway through an email to my mother, updating her on my recent activities and travels in Sicily, when a feeling of sudden restlessness swept over me; not unlike the … Continue reading Writing Contest: “Home” in Sicily
Interested in Italian film but not sure where to start? Check out these top three films recommended by the staff of our very own Italian Studies program: 1. La Meglio Gioventù, 2003, directed by Marco Tullio Giordana. This film follows the lives of two brothers as they traverse the experiences of love, disaster, political strife, … Continue reading Un Po’ di Cultura: Must-See Italian Films