• 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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  • We have wonderful course offerings for Fall, ranging from Dante’s Divine Comedy to African diaspora writers in 1920s Paris.
    Check it out here!
  • Several of our faculty have recently received awards for research projects, to explore game design, clandestine books, and more.
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