In addition to taking classes, there are many ways to become involved with French and Italian studies at Indiana University Bloomington. We host a variety of lectures—from doctoral students presenting their research to world-renowned scholars discussing their publications. We occasionally host authors and poets who write in French and Italian or about French, Francophone, or Italian cultural topics. Our French Club and Circolo Italiano present many different options for practicing language skills and learning about various cultures. Whether you are fascinated with opera, film, comic books, food, or fashion—we’ve got activities for you!
Graduate students also host their own biannual colloquia and professional development events to prepare them for a future in the realm of academia. The weekly graduate student coffee hour, Café Euro, is an opportunity to mingle with colleagues in a casual setting.
Our faculty advisors are always ready to help students find their way on this large university campus. We seek to connect students with each other and with opportunities for enrichment—through research groups, reading circles, writing support, lunches with guest scholars, or tea time with alumni.