French & Italian Studies places a high priority on outreach to the Northwest community. Departmental benefactors include distinguished representatives of the regional French and Italian communities. We regularly schedule lectures, conferences, and film series open to the public, as well as workshops for K-12 teachers. We also have assisted local high schools with curriculum development.
Friends of French & Italian Studies
Our faculty work closely with the consulates for France and Italy and are actively involved in local organizations such as the French-American Chamber of Commerce, the Alliance Française, the Seattle-Nantes Sister City Association, and the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). In addition, many of our graduate students and faculty volunteer for University Beyond Bars. The student Italian Club has begun of tradition of making a home cooked Italian meal for the families staying in the Ronald McDonald House of Seattle.