Welcome to the Department of Modern Languages

In Memoriam: Professor Peter Machonis


It is with great sadness that we share with the FIU community the passing of our colleague and friend Dr. Peter Machonis, Professor of French & Linguistics, on Wednesday, March 8th, after an 11-year battle with cancer.

Professor Machonis joined the Department of Modern Languages at Florida International University in 1983. Since 2005, he was also the Director of French and Francophone Studies.

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Study Abroad Programs

The Department of Modern Languages offers a variety of language and cultural based study abroad program during the Summer semester.

Translation & Interpretation Program

Are you looking to begin a career in interpreting or translation? Do you want to acquire a new skill to help your resume stand out? You should consider our Translation and Interpretation Certificate Program.

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