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Negresco Nice
January 23, 2018
The University of Washington French Club will be having weekly meetings every Tuesday during Winter quarter from 4:30 to 5:30pm in Savery 130. Stop by to have a conversation and practice your French skills! All levels and abilities are welcome.
UW Italian Club
December 7, 2017
 On November 30th members of the Italian Club and French & Italian Studies adviser Sabrina Tatta cooked a healthy and delicious Italian meal for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. The Italian Club members who participated Allison Dumitriu Carcoana, Wataru Kikuchi, Mason Gionet, and Adita Vohra wrote a statement below about their experience and what volunteer work means to them. "As a registered student organization, part of what the Italian Club focuses on is building... Read more
Eiffel Tower at night
November 30, 2017
The study abroad programs "Paris in the Summer" and "Nantes in the Fall (or for the entire academic year)" will begin recruiting on January 1st! They offer a wonderful opportunity to earn UW credits while studying abroad. Our programs have a French 103 (or its equivalent) requirement and are open to all students satisfying that requirement (not just French minors and majors!) In Paris or Nantes, you may earn I&S, VLPA and 10 credits toward the French minor or up to 15 toward the French... Read more
November 21, 2017
The 5th Annual French & Italian Studies Study Abroad Photo Contest was a resounding success. Over 20 students submitted photos and over 120 people from the French & Italian studies community voted on their favorite photos. This year we had 16 finalists with excellent photographs taken across France and Italy.  The finalists' photos are displayed in the main hallway on the 2nd floor of Padelford Hall C-Wing. On November 16th we held an open house where we honored the top three prize... Read more
Venice Gondola
November 14, 2017
Voting for the 5th Annual French & Italian Studies Study Abroad Photo Contest is now open. This year we have 16 finalists with photographs taken across France and Italy. Click here Then log in with your UW netid at the top of the page, and vote for your three favorites!  Entries receiving the greatest number of votes will receive gift cards from the University Bookstore: 1st prize - $75; 2nd prize - $50; 3rd prize - $25.... Read more
Kelsey Jackson
November 8, 2017
Kelsey Jackson, (class of 2013) a French and Psychology double major recently completed her Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology Research Methods at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England and acheived distinction for her original research project. Kelsey, a native of La Jolla, CA says that her "time in the French department at UW was, without a doubt, pivotal to my ability" to design and create the research project for her MSc. After graduating from UW Kelsey spent a year in Nancy in ... Read more
UW Italian Club
October 10, 2017
The Italian Club at the UW recently attended the University District Neighborhood Farmers Market and ran a stand to do some community outreach and promote the club. Club officers gave out a recipe cards with classic Italian recipes and mingled with the public and provided information about upcoming Italian Club events. The effort was success with many folks stopping by and signing up to receive information about the club. Below... Read more
View of Eiffel Tower and surrounding neighborhood
September 7, 2017
Due to overwhelming demand from students wanting to learn French, all of our First Year French sections (FRENCH 101, 102, & 103)  are at capacity. As such we have added  another section of FRENCH 101 and FRENCH 103. If you have always wanted to learn French or to continue your French studies now is the time! Details on the new sections are below. Updated information on all of our courses can be found on the... Read more
UW French & Italian Studies Autumn Course
July 24, 2017
French & Italian Studies still has some room in our Autumn classes! Check out these fascinating courses and consider taking a class with us. See below for some of our featured classes being offered this Autumn and links to our time schedules. For any questions email French Courses Offered This Autumn       ... Read more
Florentina Dedu-Constantin
July 7, 2017
Florentina Dedu-Constantin, one our lecturers in French, has won the Graduate Schoolʼs 2017 Distinguished Dissertation Award. Florentina, who recently received her PhD, won the award for her dissertation "The Good Distance: Proust and Sociability" in the Humanities & Fine Arts category. The Distinguished Dissertation Award includes a $1000 prize and represents an original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. The UW Graduate School has sent her ... Read more