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.
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.
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.