The study of French and Italian language and culture is more important than ever.
The study of French and Italian has opened many doors for students interested in both domestic and international careers. Our alumni have found career success at tech companies, the foreign service, in medical fields, secondary schools, universities, law firms, and in translation and interpreting work.
Graduates have been successful in a variety of roles, including:
- Marketing Manager, Amazon
- Assistant Professor, Hamilton College
- CEO, Women in Voice
- Freelance Interpreter, King County Courts
- Project Management Consultant, Microsoft
- Business Manager, Rad Power Bikes
- French Teacher, University Prep
- Director, Curious Appetite Travel
- Creative Strategist, Fearless Foundry
Study Abroad with French & Italian Studies
French & Italian Studies (FIS) has a rich tradition of faculty-led study abroad programs to Paris, Nantes, Rome and Quebec. Students can choose summer- or quarter-long programs to perfect their language skills while enjoying an immersive cultural experience. Students can also count credits from study abroad programs towards the French major and minors and the Italian minor.
Find Yourself in French & Italian Studies
Through the study of French and Italian languages and cultures, discover new perspectives and prepare to become a leader in an increasingly diverse society.
Department of French & Italian Studies Stories
Maya Angela Smith, the College's inaugural associate dean for equity, justice and inclusion, answers questions about her new role.
While studying the impact of the digital revolution on texts, students created digital editions using print publications in UW Special Collections.