The Department of French & Italian has always contributed to serving the community—understood both as the campus community and the local, national, and international community. We also organize events that reach out to our community of alumni in French and Italian on a regular basis. The department’s College in the Schools (CIS) program, administered through the College of Continuing Education, currently enrolls 755 students in 21 participating secondary schools. These students complete either one or two semesters of our Intermediate French course, earning 5 or 10 U of M credits at no expense to their families. Well over 90% of these credits are routinely accepted by other colleges and universities.
At the local level, we have been partnering with several organizations and institutions, including: