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Global French Studies

Go beyond language learning and prepare yourself for global citizenship through Global French Studies.

Be a part of the global community.

Global French Studies (GFS) is an interdisciplinary program that connects you with more than 220 million French speakers in the world through the study of a dynamic and engaging curriculum taught by professors invested in your success as individuals and students. As a GFS student, you will become part of a global dialogue on topics of high interest throughout the francophone world including gender and sexual identities, post-colonial and urban identities, and literary and cultural studies, while building the linguistic skills necessary to communicate confidently and effectively in French.

Choice and flexibility.

The GFS program is specifically designed for maximum flexibility for students. In addition to coursework in French, majors and minors are encouraged to explore our many cross-listed courses in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Film Studies, Religious Studies, History, Political Science, World Literature, or another language. The option of incorporating courses taught in English, or courses taught in another language of interest, provides you with an array of pathways that merge your passion for the francophone world with other related disciplines.

At home and abroad.

GFS provides students with multiple opportunities for global networking and engagement including internships abroad, semester-long and short-term study abroad opportunities, as well as a full-immersion summer program on the French Riviera.   

Effective March 16 Our staff will be working remotely but will available via email
CJ Gomolka, Global Languages Coordinator,
Cheira Lewis, Director of Global French Studies, 
Heidi Albin Menzel, Administrative Assistant - 
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm Heidi Albin Menzel will be checking emails regularly during business hours and dispersing those messages to the correct individual(s).

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