• Drawing the countryside near Bologna, Italy

  • Trevi Fountain, Rome

  • Palais du Luxembourg, Paris

  • Vincent de Beauvais Manuscript, Bruges, ca. 1479

  • Train station in Dakar, Senegal

Bienvenue and benvenuto! The Department of French and Italian at Indiana University-Bloomington offers courses ranging from elementary language to doctoral seminars, with topics ranging from French dialectology to Francophone media studies; from medieval manuscripts to the Mafia in Italian film. The expertise of our 25 faculty members covers the spectrum of French and Italian language, literature, culture, and pedagogy, and we also sponsor a rich program of co-curricular activities including music, lectures, cooking, and even sports in French and Italian. Discover all that FRIT has to offer!

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Current News

  • Language course listings for summer are now listed on our courses page and Fall 2017 listings are coming soon!
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  • Le Sens et les sens/Sense and the Senses: International Colloquium for 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies
    April 6-8 2017
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  • 8th Annual Italian Film Symposium featuring Roberto Andò
    April 19-22, 2017
    Registration now open!
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