French Programs

The department offers a French Major and Minor.

All majors spend at least one semester studying abroad; other students are also encouraged to take advantage of Gettysburg College's Study Abroad opportunity.

Find out more about our programs, explore the courses offered, and meet our faculty.

Upcoming Events

National French Week Film Festival (pdf)
Oct. 6 - Nov. 4
Majestic Theater

The Tournées Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US and the Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’Image Animée.

Oct. 18, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Brei. 112
Informational meeting for students interested in our study abroad programs. Pizza and drinks available!

Oct. 24, 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Brei. 1st floor lobby
Pi Delta Phi ceremony for qualified seniors

Oct. 26, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., CUB
Family weekend, Off-Campus Studies informational session for students and parents

Nov. 6, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Dining Hall
French Dinner

Dec. 3, 6:00 p.m., Glatfelter Lodge
Annual Holiday dinner with students from FR300 and above


Study Abroad Experience
Marina Crouse '13

Marina CrouseMy semester in Nantes, France was a magical one. Living with a host family was a unique experience and I learned so much from just living "the French Life" and spending my days talking about life with my host parents. I learned how to communicate when I didn't always know the right word, how to trust myself when trying to navigate a new city, and how to approach life from a different point of view. My only regret was having to leave that wonderful country where I had grown so much in four short months. 

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Meet Prof. Jack Murphy

Jack MurphyIn fall 2011, Jack Murphy joined the Department of French at Gettysburg College. Bringing with him a background in sociocultural anthropology and a research agenda focused on urban youth in contemporary France, he has been working with colleagues in the Department to help expand offerings in contemporary French culture and society.

Holding a joint degree in French Studies and Anthropology, Jack completed his doctoral work at New York University in 2009.

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