Alumni Story

Why I Chose Italian

Expand your world view and communicate across cultures.

Amber Lovett
B.A. Italian 2013 English, Italian, Creative Writing
Librarian, Concordia University

Alumni Story

Why I Chose French & Italian

Immerse yourself in language and explore culture at a deeper level.

Lisdye Garcia-Gonzalez
B.A. French 2016, Political Science 2018 M.A.French 2018
Lecturer of English, Université Jean Moulin Lyon III

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Welcome to the UA's French and Italian Department Website.

Here you will find information on degrees, course descriptions, faculty profiles, information about majoring and minoring in French or Italian, study abroad opportunities in Italy and France, extra-curricular activitiescontact information, and more.

About us

  • We offer BAs in Italian and French and an MA in French
  • Award-winning teachers and advisors
  • One of the largest Italian Programs in the United States
  • Study abroad opportunities in Orvieto, Italy
  • A diverse French program, with courses in second language acquisition, francophonie, French literature, culture and language
  • One of the oldest and best-established study abroad programs in the University of Arizona (Paris)
  • World-renowned scholars in French and Francophone language, literatures and cultures
  • World-renowned scholars in Italian language, cinema, literature and culture

News & Events

Virtual Journey to Italy
Dr. Letizia Bellocchio, Department of French & Italian, shared with her Italian 301 students a new Virtual Journey To Italy on Monday, February 25 in the University of Arizona iSpace. Through this multidisciplinary learning community and...
Dr. Aurélia Mouzet at a Talk-it-Out! class
Congratulations to Dr. Aurélia Mouzet and her graduate students who participate in Talk-it-Out!  They have been working very hard and taking their show on the road to the local schools.  For more information, please visit: https://skyislands.org/...
Dr. Fabian Alfie
Please help us in congratulating Dr. Fabian Alfie who has just received a grant from the Provost’s Author Support program to help complete the production of his forthcoming book, La Cazzaria, Manuscript K: A Nineteenth-Century Copy of the Lost...
Dr. Aurélia Mouzet
Congratulations to to Dr. Aurélia Mouzet whose essay "L'Ici, l'Ailleurs, et le motif de la Terre promise au miroir des écritures transnationales" was just published in Nouvelles Etudes Francophones Vol. 33.2.  Click here for details. Félicitations,...
Cooking tartines apéritive and crêpes with undergraduate French students
On Friday, April 5th, Dr. Dalila Ayoun of the French & Italian department hosted an event called "Cooking tartines apéritive and crêpes with undergraduate French students". 18 students met Dr. Ayoun at Alpha Phi where they had a great time...
Dr. Carine Bourget
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Carine Bourget who has just been awarded a 2018-19 COH Teaching and Outreach Grant for her project “French Language and Cultural Skills Development for Students in Health Professions.”   Félicitations, Dr....
Amy Kimme Hea, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Success in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Carine Bourget, professor of French, and Anita Huizar-Hernandez, assistant professor of Spanish, joined Julia Smith, UA Assistant Vice President for Federal Relations, in visiting Arizona’s congressional offices.
A delegation of UA faculty members joined with colleagues from around the country in Washington D.C. this week for Humanities Advocacy Day. See the whole story by clicking here.
Gender in French: Understanding and Misunderstanding Galore…So Let’s Agree to Disagree
Please help us in congratulating Dr. Dalila Ayoun who has been invited as a plenary speaker at the upcoming Graduate Student Conference, “Understanding and Misunderstanding,” in the Department of French and Italian at Indiana University.  Dr. Ayoun...
Higher Learning: Hip Hop in the Ivory Tower Cover Image
Please help us in congratulating our colleague and Dean, Dr. A-P Durand for his recent publication: “’The Wind Blows in Arizona’: Representing The University of Arizona’s Minor in Hip-Hop Cultures.”  This chapter just appeared in Karin L. Stanford...
Dr. Aurélia Mouzet
Click here to see the full story, "Francophone Identities Class Connects with the University of Arizona", on the school's website.

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