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Global French Studies

Global French Studies

Embark on a captivating linguistic and cultural journey with the Global French Studies program. By majoring or minoring in Global French Studies, you will open doors to a world rich with interesting people, ideas and experiences – both inside and outside the classroom. Immerse yourself in French language and culture, and emerge as a critically aware and culturally informed global citizen. Our program will empower you to confidently communicate in French and forge meaningful connections across borders.

Marwa Aarab ’26

A liberal arts education at DePauw will strengthen my critical thinking skills and connect perfectly with my medical career goals. -Marwa Aarab ’26

Areas of Study


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Internships students have participated in: 

  • Laboratory for Cognitive Psychology, University of Strasbourg, France

  • Commercial Services of the United States Embassy, Paris, France

  • EMC Fashion consulting, Paris, France

  • Social and Cultural Center of Neuhof (Espace Django Reinhardt), Strasbourg, France

  • Research Center for Political Science and Comparative Politics, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

  • European Network on Cultural Management and Policy, Brussels, Belgium

  • Fulbright, Agadir, Morocco

Graduate Programs

Graduate schools students have attended:

  • Georgetown University

  • Harvard Kennedy School

  • Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

  • Howard University School of Law

  • Northwestern University

  • Vanderbilt University

  • Wayne State University School of Medicine

  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

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  • CJ Gomolka, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park. Research interests: 21st-century French cultural studies; queer studies; feminisms; gender and sexuality studies; social movements; and decolonial studies.
  • Carrie Klaus, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Research interests: women, gender, and writing during times of crisis and change (sixteenth through eighteenth centuries).
  • Cheira Lewis, Ph.D., Florida State University. Research interests: contemporary French and Francophone studies, Francophone film and world cinema, postcolonial, decolonial, and border studies.