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French Studies

Did you know that French is predicted to become the second most common language in the world by 2050? French studies at Washington College can give you the skills you need to be part of this emerging global community.

As a French Studies major, you’ll have the chance to learn one of the world’s most important languages and to experience French and Francophone culture in and out of the classroom. You’ll get plenty of personalized attention as you take classes that focus on linguistic learning, critical thinking, and cultural knowledge. Students of French Studies have the chance to live and study the language in immersion programs at the Université d’Artois in Arras or the Université Grenoble Alpes in Grenoble, France. Students interested in the Franco- phone world also can take part in our semester-long internship program in Senegal.

We’ll encourage you to immerse yourself in all things French! You’ll be able to have conversations with a foreign language assistant and participate in lectures, readings, and other cultural activities sponsored by the department, the campus French Club, and the national French honorary society, Pi Delta Phi.


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Nicole Grewling

Associate Professor of German; Chair, World Languages & Cultures; Director, Humanities Program; Director, European Studies Minor