Bienvenue! Welcome! The French-speaking world is vast and culturally diverse. Today, French is spoken in 51 countries around the globe, and by some estimates, a few decades from now it will be one of the most widely spoken languages around the world. Learning French can be a pathway to the future. Our programs offer opportunities for exploring France's rich and storied past, for appreciating the Francophone world's literary, intellectual and cultural achievements, and for understanding how centuries of France's global reach have shaped important aspects and numerous regions of our contemporary world.
Benvenuti! Welcome to the Italian Program!
We invite you to learn Italian, the gateway to one of the world’s richest cultures and largest economies. Whether you are interested in Italian for cultural reasons, for travel and study plans in Italy, or to enhance your competitiveness in today’s marketplace, the major in Italian at the UI offers you ample opportunities for growth in the language and for increased cultural fluency through a combination of dynamic course offerings and extracurricular activities.
!أهلاً وسهلاً Ahlan wa sahlan-"Welcome"! Looking to learn a new language? Try Arabic! Arabic is spoken by more than 255 million people worldwide.
Our faculty offer language, culture, and literature courses that count towards the Arabic Minor. The Department's exciting French-Arabic Major track offers a unique opportunity to study the languages and cultures of North Africa and Franco-Arabic cultures.
Jambo! Simba! Rafiki, Hakuna Matata!
Did you know that you already know some Swahili if you already watched the Disney animated film “The Lion King?”. If not, do not worry! You can learn Swahili very easily.
Swahili courses provide opportunity for you to learn remarkable culture, language, and the history of the Swahili people. This experience will challenge you to think about your own language, history, and culture and how it plays a big role in your daily life.
Karibu, jifunze Kiswahili pamoja! Welcome, let us learn Swahili together!