Alumni Story

Why I Chose French

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

Spring 2020 Tournées Film Festival flier
Jan 23
The Department of French & Italian is proud to partner with Tournées Film Festival to offer an array of experiences in French cinema. The lineup for the Tournées Film Festival will run from January 23 to February 20, 2020. The films represent,...
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Please help us congratulate and welcome Dr. Lilia Corcopceanu who has agreed to join us as Senior Lecturer in the Department of French and Italian beginning in fall 2020.  Lilia holds a Ph.D in French from Emory and has been working there for the...
Folgore da San Gimignanao and his followers - book cover
Congratulations to Dr. Fabian Alfie whose translation of Folgore da San Gimignano, along with two other poets, has just been published:  https://www.acmrs.org/9780866985987/folgore-da-san-gimignano-and-his-followers-the-complete-poems/   ...
Georgia O'Keeffe. Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Marie's II, 1930. Oil on canvas, 24 1/4 x 36 1/4 inches. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Gift of The Burnett Foundation. © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. [1997.6.15]
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Carine Bourget, Professor of French, Interim Head of Spanish and Portuguese, and COH Director of Special Projects, who has been awarded a $99,999 NEH grant for her project “Developing Foreign Cultures Courses for...
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Mark your calendars!  Sky Islands and Talk-it-OUT, will be presenting their last History-in-Action performance this Wednesday, December 12th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in ILC, Rm 119. For details, check out the website: http://www....

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