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cherry trees UW
May 6, 2019
Assistant Professor of French Studies Maya Angela Smith visited St. Olaf College to give a guest lecture "What's Language Got To Do With It" and a workshop on inclusive pedagogies for constructing language identities in and out of the classroom on April 25th and April 26th. Watch the... Read more
French Books and paper
April 3, 2019
For the last seven years, the French & Italian Studies Department has participated in the annual community French Fest, a celebration of Francophone cultures held at the Seattle Center. The French Fest involves the Seattle French-American Chamber of Commerce, the French consular services, and... Read more
Giulia Szanyi
April 3, 2019
UW Senior, Giulia Szanyi is following her passion for French while at the same time getting experience in the business world with two of Washington’s most dynamic companies. Giulia, a French and Communications: Journalism double major, grew up in Richland, WA and plans to graduate this June. This past winter, Giulia participated in the Amazon Mentors Program and interned for... Read more
St. Peter's Basilica
April 2, 2019
The application for Italian Studies Rome: Power and Privilege in Italian Language & Culture program is now open.  Join us in Winter 2020 and jump-start your knowledge of Italian language and culture! No Prerequisites needed. Complete 15 UW resident credits while living and studying in Rome: 10 credits of language and 5 credits studying ideas around race and difference (with DIV/VLPA credit). On... Read more
Campo Di Fiori
January 30, 2019
In 2001, the University of Washington Rome Center established a year-long student internship position designed to give UW students a unique opportunity to gain practical experience working in an office environment in an international setting. It was named the Trina Deines Rome Center Internship in 2009 in honor of our UWRC Director Emeritus. The position is especially well suited to a student working on Italian language studies or on another independent study topic that would be enriched by... Read more
Kenneth Barger
January 7, 2019
Read about French Major Kenneth Barger (BA, French 2014) and his fascinating career as an interpreter and translator for the court system in the College of Arts & Sciences Perspectives Newsletter here.
Lake Leman
December 6, 2018
The 6th Annual French & Italian Studies Photo Contest was a resounding success!  This year we had 20 finalists with excellent photographs taken in Italy, France, and Senegal. Over 200 people from the French & Italian studies community voted on their top three favorite photos. On the slideshow above you can click through to see the three prize-winning photos. To see all of our finalist's photos go here. On December 5th we held an open house where we ... Read more
Sophie Labelle_ Louisa Mackenzie
November 1, 2018
Canadian artist, trans rights activist, and internet sensation Sophie Labelle visited the University of Washington on Wednesday, October 24. Read about Sophie Labelle's visit to the University of Washington!
Houses of Burano
October 22, 2018
Spring & Summer quarter are just around the corner! We still have several excellent spring courses available. Registration for summer courses starts on April 15 and summer A term starts on June 24. For questions regarding spring or summer courses refer to the French &... Read more