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Exploring Diversity Through Language

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Earlham's French and Francophone Studies students develop a critical understanding of cultural differences, analyze complex literary and visual texts, and make connections to French-speaking communities particularly in France, the Caribbean and Africa.

Our Department's faculty have strong personal connections to France, Senegal, Haiti, Martinique and Benin. They enhance the student experience on study abroad trips, as well as to help students find jobs or internships.

Our graduates pursue advanced degrees in a variety of fields, including teaching, international trade, law, linguistics and administration. Career paths of alumni include law, teaching at all levels, editing books in translation and international relations.


Students can live in La Maison Française, a French-themed residence, with a native French-speaking teaching assistant.

Every year, a student in our Department is selected for an internship in Martinique with Karisko, a non-profit organization connecting Martinicans to the Amerindian past through sports and other activities.

The College has an excellent record of alumni being accepted to teach English in France under the French Ministry of Education program.