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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.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.