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.
My 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.
Caroline Ferraris-Besso joined the Department of French at Gettysburg College in fall 2015. She will be working with colleagues in the Department to expand course offerings in 19thand 20th century literature and culture.
Caroline received her licence, maîtrise and master’s degrees in French literature from the Université de Savoie. She complemented her studies with coursework in contemporary European culture in the School of Modern Languages at the University of Exeter (UK). She then came to the United States to pursue doctoral work in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University, where she completed her Ph.D. in 2012.