A Ciambra- 2018 Italian Film Festival

This past month, I had the pleasure of attending the 10th Annual Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis & St. Paul. I was able to view one of the movies shown at the event: A Ciambra. Written and directed by Jonas Carpignano, the film follows a young Romani boy growing up in a small town in Calabria.... Continue Reading →


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 →

Baking Italian Style

  I love baking and during break I decided I would bake some Italian cookies and try them out on the family. I choose three different types cookies almost all of them I have never made before or have seen in any stores. The three different types I chose where Italian Ricotta Cookies, Italian biscotti,... Continue Reading →

Italian Through Gestures

If anyone has watched old Italian movies or have traveled to Italy, there is a good chance you have seen Italians passionately using their hands. But what do these gestures really mean? Believe it or not these simple signs mean more than you think. Here is a quick guide to some easy Italian gestures. Italians... Continue Reading →

Coffee Around the World

Wondering how you can maintain your caffeine addiction even while studying abroad? Look no further, as this guide will help you order confidently from café menus in French and in Italian! If you're craving a macchiato in France, try ordering « une noisette », which is an espresso drink with a dash of steamed milk. Want to try something... Continue Reading →

Crêpe Night with Le Cercle Français and PDP!

What better way to appreciate French culture than with unlimited crêpes and French toast?! Le Cercle Français, the University of Minnesota's French culture and language club, is once again hosting a Crêpe Night with Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society! The event is open to all students and French enthusiasts (no knowledge of... Continue Reading →

France on Campus Award

The Cultural Services of the French embassy, in partnership with Kickstarter and with the patronage of director Wes Anderson, is once again offering the France on Campus award this year. Interested student groups (not necessarily French-specific groups) have the opportunity to submit a proposal for a major France-related project, with the chance to receive a... Continue Reading →

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