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.

Alumni profile: Jennifer Maholchic ’13 works abroad

Jennie Maholchic

Academic Focus: International Affairs and French double major; Spanish minor

Study Abroad: Paris, France through IES Abroad in Fall 2011

Current Job: Activities Assistant for the IES Paris program

“Through my study abroad experience and my extensive work with the Admissions Office as a student, I was drawn to working in higher education administration, particularly in International Admissions or in study abroad,” Maholchic said.

“Certain aspects about my Gettysburg experience helped me prepare for life after graduation, such as understanding the power of person-to-person contact, knowing that discussions with and listening to others are two of the most important skills to master,” Maholchic said.


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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