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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 is graduating 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. Kenneth Barger has an impressive ability to curse in French and Spanish. He also effortlessly translates legal terms into those languages. Both skills are essential to his job.... Read more
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
Books set in Paris
September 24, 2018
From the Whole U As the sun sets on summer, why not have one last hurrah and plan a literary getaway with some suggestions from the U Book Store? Explore Paris from the comfort of your home through fiction, essays, or memoir! You won’t have to worry about layovers with these five titles! Read the Article!
Louvre Pyramid
September 17, 2018
Due to popular demand we have added a new section of French 103 for Autumn quarter! If you have taken FRENCH 102 or equivalent, register now for FRENCH 103 E (23856) MTWThF 8:30-9:20am in Denny 258. Find details on autumn quarter French classes here If you have any questions or need assistance with registration email... Read more
Allison Dumitriu Carcoana
September 12, 2018
UW pre-med student explains why her academic major - Italian - will make her a better doctor. Read the story in the College of Arts & Sciences Perspectives Newsletter.   From an early age, UW junior Allison Dumitriu Carcoana knew she wanted to be a doctor. Her commitment to a medical career has only grown stronger since she arrived at the University. So of course she... Read more