French Opportunities

Experience French at Indiana University

Our French program offers a variety of opportunities to enhance your academic and personal pursuits, both in and outside of the classroom

Engaging course topics

Our lower-level courses are taught in English, while our upper-level courses are taught in French. Some topics include:

  • Black Paris
  • Cosmopolitans of the Antilles and Senegal
  • Heroines in French Theatre
  • Media Studies in the Francophone World
  • Marginality in Contemporary French Films
  • The Politics of Women Writers
  • Business French
  • Idealism to Decadence in 19th-Century France

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Extracurricular activities

Our students engage in many fun activities outside of the classroom. Some activities include:

  • Breton folk-dancing
  • A French, African, or Québécois film
  • A poetry reading by a Senegalese author
  • Exploring holiday traditions around France
  • Tasting cheese or making crêpes
  • Showcasing your hobbies and passions in a French talent show

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Indiana University residential programs

Some of our students choose to live in a living-learning center to enhance their college experience.

Study abroad in one of our overseas programs

Many of our students elect to participate in overseas study. You can choose to study in a variety of locations.

  • Aix-en-Provence, city of the painter Cézanne and novelist Zola (semester or year)
  • Three different Indiana University co-sponsored programs in Paris, the City of Lights (semester or summer)
  • A business-focused program in Rouen, in historic Normandy
  • A semester-long program in Rennes, in beautiful Brittany
  • Two options in Dakar, Senegal (summer or semester)

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Academic honors + awards

Our department offers a variety of scholarships and awards. Some include:

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