Courtesy: Robin Sabot (Lyon-Exchange Student, 2016-17)


Courtesy: Robin Sabot (Lyon-Exchange Student, 2016-17)


UVa in Lyon 

Courtesy: Amanda Selsky (CLAS '17)

Learn about the summer program in Lyon and the semester and academic year in Lyon

J-Term 2014


Courtesy: Ari Blatt (Faculty)

Learn about the J-Term in Paris 


Mya Singleton

Congratulations to Mya Singleton French, major; Bioethics minor (2020) for receiving one of two Academic Achievement Abroad awards given by the Forum on Education Abroad for original research accomplished while a student at IFE's Strasbourg Field Study and Internship Program.

While in Strasbourg, Mya combined her studies in French and her passion for medical and health justice by joining a research team at the European Center for Research in Ethics. There, her work focused on the ethical considerations and ambiguities of "The Absence of Informed Consent in the Retroactive Use of Biological Material in Pathological Research". Her findings formed an important part of the grant submission for a large-scale investigation of a huge, unique holding of pathological tissue samples from the 19th and 20th century (housed at the University of Strasbourg), and have been published.

We are so happy to see your work recognized in this way, Mya!

New Courses


RACE in the US, France and the Francophone World: Intersections and Divergences


Students Speak! French at UVA

Philippe Roger co-sponsored conference examining the past, present and future of the journal "Critique" in June at a castle in Normandy. Martin Rueff, a Professor at the University of Geneva will be a guest lecturer this Fall.

A week-long conference examining the past, present and future of the journal Critique, took place in June at Cerisy-la-Salle, a beautiful castle in Normandy with a long history of important intellectual encounters. For detailed infos on the colloquium, go to


Deborah McGrady named Executive Editor of the Journal, Digital Philology

Deborah McGrady is the new Executive Editor of the journal, Digital Philology:A Journal of Medieval Cultures, which is published with the Johns Hopkins University Press. The journal is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of medieval texts and cultures. It fosters new research that challenges traditional fields of study, national boundaries, and periodizations, that introduces new methods of engaging with medieval materiality, and that advances the applied and theoretical promise of the digital humanities.


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