Center of Excellence

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of twenty U.S. universities selected as French Embassy Centers of Excellence. Centers of Excellence facilitate academic cooperations between France and the U.S. and serve as a conduit for French scholars and writers, as well as cultural events such as film festivals on the selected campuses. 

The Illinois Center, France@Illinois, is administered by the Department of French and Italian and currently directed by Prof. François Proulx.