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
Jennie Maholchic '13

Jennie MaholchicI studied abroad in Paris, France in the fall of 2012. It was a truly invaluable experience to stay with a host family and to take classes at both the IES Abroad center and the Sorbonne.  Fortunately, the IES Abroad center was in the 14th arrondissement which is a fairly central location that allowed me to explore the city easily.  I was nervous about living in a cosmopolitan city, but I ended up loving it—especially all the public transportation.  With IES Abroad, I had no classes on Fridays and I took advantage of my three-day weekends to either travel Europe, check out various Parisian neighborhoods with an organized IES group, or hang out with my French friends.   Students could choose to go on one of the three day trips that IES organized throughout the semester to Giverny, Vaux-de-Vicomte, and Reims.  I loved Paris and can’t wait to go back!

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Learn more about the French Department

For Professor Florence Ramond Jurney, the French Department at Gettysburg College is strong and offers a multifaceted approach to French Studies.  Indeed, with six full-time faculty and a French Teaching Assistant coming from a Francophone country, the French Department offers a variety of courses covering a number of topics of interests to students: literature, cinema, women studies, postcolonial studies, and cultural studies from a social studies perspective are only a few of the options offered to students.

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