Department of French, Italian and Spanish
The department is now accepting applications for the E. Catherine Barclay Scholarship. $ 7,500 will be offered to a full-time student registered in any faculty at the University of Calgary intending to pursue studies in France through an official exchange program at the Université de Bourgogne (University of Burgundy) in Dijon, or at the Université François-Rabelais in Tours, for two semesters during the academic year 2016/17. Award holders must select courses in which the language of instruction is French.
The award is based on academic merit and sufficient ability in oral and written French to allow the pursuit of studies in the language. In addition, extracurricular activities exhibiting good citizenship and concern for others will be taken into consideration. For complete information and the application form, please visit the scholarship webpage. The deadline for applications is February 22, 2016.
Arguably the most important of France’s many great artists from the Eighteenth Century, Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) is certainly one of the most versatile artists that France has ever known. The department, in collaboration with the French Centre, is honoured to announce two lectures on Fragonard given by one the world’s best authorities on Fragonard’s magnificent oeuvre, Madame Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachey. Master of portraiture, landscape painting, genre painting, historical painting, miniatures, engraving, and even interior decoration, Fragonard excelled in every artistic genre. He was also a prolific draughtsman and illustrator of several literary giants such as Cervantes, Ariosto and La Fontaine. Discussing the incredibly rich connection, in Fragonard’s aesthetic, between his drawing and his painting, Madame Dupuy-Vachey will delve into his treatment of genius and inspiration (Thursday, February 25). On the evening of Monday, February 29, she will share her fascinating, and totally surprising discoveries concerning Fragonard’s famous Portrait of Denis Diderot (Paris, Louvre).
Immerse yourself in the enticing city of Alcalá de Henares, whose historical centre is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. This six-week Group Study Program offers you the best of both worlds with the golden opportunity to learn the language while gaining work experience through the offered four-week internship. You will study in the prestigious Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (UAH), one of the oldest and top ranking universities in Spain, nestled in cultural yet modern town of Alcalá de Henares, which is a short trip from Madrid, one of the most important economic and research centres of the European Union. This combination of culture and business mixed together creates an attractive learning program that is open, and encouraged, to a diversity of backgrounds for application, including those starting Spanish for the first time. Spain has been identified as ‘becoming a global intellectual hub’ and a great fit for any university student looking to expand their horizons. Participating students are encouraged to apply for the Julio Peris Scholarship.
Live, study, and immerse yourself in ‘La Dolce Vita’ in Perugia, Italy. Spend your days studying Italian language, civilization, and modernization at the University of Perugia, founded in 1308. Step back in time at one of Perugia’s traditional coffee shops, peruse the medieval paths and discover piazzas that are beyond compare. Participants in the Italian Language and Culture in Perugia Group Study Program will receive the full Italian experience in charismatic cities such as Assisi, Bologna, Tuscany and Rome, on top of their time in Perugia. Enjoy traditional Italian hospitality while staying in accommodations at the University of Perugia, in the heart of the city and within walking distance of main attractions and the University itself. With history, archaeology, music, art, business and linguistics overflowing on the streets of Perugia, we strongly encourage those with unique backgrounds to apply and experience Italy. Participating students are encouraged to apply for the Italian Study Abroad Award. To see the poster, please click here.