• Florence skyline from Piazzale Michelangelo

  • Grand Canal, Venice

  • Chateau Haut Koenigsburg in Alsace France

  • Folio from Le Roman de la Rose, 1390

  • Ewa musicians in Mekoviade, Togo

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 23 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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  • We have wonderful course offerings in French and Italian for Spring 2018.
    Check them out here!
  • FRIT welcomes medieval scholar Elizabeth Hebbard to the faculty.
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  • IU Lilly Library to receive archives of Italian filmmaker Giuseppe De Santis.
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  • Our 2017 Alumni Newsletter is now available! Find out more about our international conferences, faculty achievements, and student honors of the past year.
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