Illinois Wesleyan
French & Francophone Studies
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A Solid Foundation

For students entering IWU in fall 2021 and beyond, French & Francophone Studies is no longer available as a major or minor.

From our small class sizes to our study abroad possibilities, the French & Francophone Studies Program provides an environment where students are encouraged to grow both as individuals and as members of a rapidly expanding global community.

Opportunities to Explore
Study Abroad
Study Abroad
French & Francophone Studies majors are required to study abroad for a minimum of one semester in France or another French-speaking country.
French Cine Club
French Cine Club
The French Cine Club aims to display once a month an originally French movie, subtitled in English, not only for students majoring/minoring in French but for every student interested in watching a movie in French.
Internships
Internships
Students may explore internship possibilities, either during study abroad or in the US over the summer. Summer internships in Chicago at French-affiliated business are possible, particularly for students who have already taken French 310 Business French.
Student Research
Student Research
Majors and Minors in French and Francophone Studies have many different kinds of opportunities for student research. All of our advanced courses at the 300 and 400 level incorporate a research component, from traditional research papers and oral presentations (en français, bien sûr) to group projects, performances, and publications.
Teaching English in France
Teaching English in France
For decades, literally dozens of IWU graduates who have majored or minored in French & Francophone Studies have participated in the French Government's "Teaching Assistant Program in France" (TAPIF) sponsored through the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Education. The program pays students a modest monthly stipend to assist English teachers in secondary school classrooms for a period of 7 months—in locales ranging from Paris, to Provence, to Martinique!
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