Welcome to the France-Florida Research Institute
The University of Florida’s France-Florida Research Institute (FFRI), building on the strengths of UF’s program in French and Francophone studies in the Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures, and its long-standing excellence in the sciences, serves as an umbrella organization to centralize and promote the numerous existing partnerships between the University of Florida and French and Francophone research centers and academic institutions. It also works to create new linkages in the spirit of interdisciplinarity and internationalization that characterizes the University of Florida.
The FFRI sponsors lecture series, visiting professorships, film series, theater workshops, exhibits, and symposia as well as outreach activities for the teachers of French in Alachua County.
Proposals for activities related to the mission of the FFRI should be submitted to the Director, Dr. Hélène Blondeau, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies & Linguistics.