Students studying French at Carthage have many opportunities to enrich their education.

Target Language Experts

At Carthage, introductory language courses are taught by native speakers. The College hires graduate students from around the world to come to Carthage to share their language and culture. These Target Language Experts bring energy and authenticity to modern language courses, giving students new to a language a vibrant and exciting introduction.

Meet our French TLes

Modern Language Scholarship

Carthage offers two French scholarships to each incoming class. The scholarships cover $27,000 per year and are renewable for four years.

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original research

Starting in the third year of the program, French students learn research skills that can be put to use in the required senior thesis and options such as the paid Summer Undergraduate Research Experience. Students have closely examined subjects like Parisian fashion, the Great Recession’s impact on France, and girls’ education in Burkina Faso.

Student Organizations

Carthage French students can get involved in a number of student organizations dedicated to putting what’s learned in the classroom into practice. Join French Club, Alpha Mu Gamma, the International Friendship Society, and more!

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Students in front of the Eiffel Tower January Term is a month-long period of study in January in which all academic departments at Carthage offer innovative courses on campus and study tours in other countries. Recent J-Term offerings from the Modern Languages Department include:

  • Francophone West African Encounters: An on-campus exploration of Francophone West Africa
  • Experiencing the Franco-Caribbean Culture of the Guadeloupe (study tour)
  • Paris: A Capital Experience (study tour)

Learn more about J-Term

Study Abroad

All modern language majors must study abroad for at least one term. Carthage offers courses prior to traveling abroad that prepare students both linguistically and culturally for this experience. French students have studied abroad in France, Belgium, and Senegal. Carthage is affiliated with several reputable institutions in order to provide our students with academically rigorous, high-quality international programs in a variety of locations around the globe.

Learn more about studying abroad