The Department of French and Italian

Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 on campus, the Department's main office is closed. Core staff are working from home, so please reach out to us via email.   

Graduate Spotlight


Arianna Avalle

Interests: Literary, Media-induced and Virtual Tourism, Travel Literature, Media Convergence, Transmedia Storytelling, Women's Studies and Destination Marketing.

Undergraduate Spotlight


Valeria Colunga

Congratulations to undergrad Valeria Colunga on their award winning essay, "Une Lettre à la Ville Où Je Ne Suis Pas Allée," which has been published in the American Journal of French Studies!

Why Study Italian?

🇮🇹🌍 Why study Italian? Check out this video and explore course offerings in the department here:


Learn French Online

🇫🇷💻 Learn French online, find out more:


Graduate Programs

Study Abroad in Rome

Study Abroad in Lyon

Paola Bonifazio

Chair of French & Italian

Paola Bonifazio

You can invest in the department and provide opportunities to students and faculty through either planned giving or outright gifts that often carry special tax incentives. Your donations will be used to help us expand our educational and scholarly mission.

  • Department of French and Italian

    University of Texas at Austin
    201 W 21st Street STOP B7600
    HRH 2.114A
    Austin, TX 78712-1800