• 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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  • Storey’s Petrarchive Project Receives Collaborative Research Award
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  • IU President McRobbie joins Bologna Program 50th Anniversary celebration
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  • Call for papers for the 20th and 21st Century French Studies conference, April 2017
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  • NEH grant awarded for Louisiana French dictionary project
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  • Check out our Fall 2016 French and Italian Courses--We have a great semester planned!
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