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Your French Connection

Please note: Students may not declare a French major or minor during the 2022-23 academic year.

Live in France for a semester. Study the French-speaking nations of Africa and the Caribbean. Intern at a culinary school or a foreign embassy. Dare to totally immerse yourself in French-speaking cultures — on campus and abroad.

You’ll study political, social, historical, artistic, and literary elements of French and French-speaking cultures. And you can join other language students in extracurricular activities including festivals, conversation tables, clubs, and more.

Guilford students have studied abroad in Paris, France; Rennes, France; Dakar, Senegal; Antananarivo, Madagascar; Rabat, Morocco; and Montréal, Canada.

The French track within the Modern Language Studies major consists of at least 36 credits at the 102-level or above, with at least one 400-level course (two if you are completing a senior thesis). All majors are expected to study abroad with an appropriate Guilford program before graduating. Students planning to attend graduate school are urged to choose the senior thesis.

French track students have distinct advantages in the hospitality, foreign service, and education fields, among others.

College Catalog

For more information about courses for the Modern Language Studies Department, visit the online, searchable College Catalog. In addition to the Undergraduate Catalog, information includes academic department and major information as well as academic regulations and resources; admission standards and requirements; and tuition, fees and financial aid information.