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.
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 contemporary society and culture from an anthropological perspective are only a few of the options offered to students.