Studying abroad is both an enriching intellectual experience and an opportunity for personal growth: immersion in a foreign culture offers an unmatched means to improve your language skills, and daily life within a foreign community provides leadership experience and cultural breadth essential for the incresingly connected global community. Students, specialists as well as non-specialists, are strongly encouraged to spend at least one semester studying outside the United States.
Study abroad programs are integral to the French and Francophone academic program: our majors and minors are required to study at least one semester in a French-speaking country in order to fulfill their academic requirements. We work closely with each student to understand academic interests and personal goals, and attempt to identify the program that best suits those needs.
Other options to study abroad are available to students who have completed course work above the equivalent of our fourth semester. Students may receive 1 or a maximum of 2 French credits for study abroad in any of the following pre-approved programs.
Programs in France
- Internships in Francophone Europe (Paris, Strasbourg and Brussels)
- Academic Programs Abroad, Paris
- Middlebury Sciences-Po Paris Program
- Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art
- Vassar-Wesleyan in Paris
- Smith College in Paris (full year only)
- Sweet Briar in Paris (full year only)
- Bryn Mawr in Avignon (Summer)
West Africa / North Africa
- SIT Mali (program in health, gender, and community empowerment)
- SIT Morocco
- School for International Training (SIT) Senegal (national identity and the arts)
- University of Pennsylvania in St. Louis, Senegal
- Kalamazoo College in St. Louis, Senegal
Credit for Study Abroad
- Students may earn up to 2 credits total that may be applied to their French academic program for participation in an internship program in a Francophone country
- 1 credit for course work
- 1 credit for thesis
- IMPORTANT: to earn 2 credits for participation in a semester-long foreign study program students must take at least one French course numbered above French 012 in the semester in which they return to campus.
Pre-approved Summer Programs
Any student may study in a pre-approved summer program that is at least 6 weeks long and earn 1 credit in MLL (French). Only minors in French and Francophone Studies may have this credit count towards the completion of their course requirements.