The Eiffel Tower, lit up at night.Welcome to the French Program at Randolph-Macon College.

Our French program seeks to continually reflect the changes that are taking place within the Francophone world. For us, studying French fundamentally implies looking at the world through an interdisciplinary lens and an open mind.

This multifaceted perspective is reflected in our curriculum. Our program offers students a solid foundation in the areas of French and Francophone literature and history, as well as in language development. A broad selection of courses allows students not only to study the great French writers of the past and present, but also Francophone writers of North and West Africa, the Middle East, Asia and French Canada. Films are used extensively in our courses and we offer courses both in French and Francophone cinema designed to help students understand film both as an art form and as a significant vehicle for cultural and political expression in the Francophone world.

The French Program also provides opportunities for students to immerse themselves in the French business environment through internships with French companies.

We are also excited to have scholarships that are only available to students who study abroad in France and Francophone countries: The Georgina Childs Scholarship and Marcelle Prat de Jouvenel Scholarship, the Doggett Fellowship and the Sue Carrell aid fund.

Whether you are interested in a French certificate, a minor, a major, our study abroad programs in France, or simply taking a course on Francophone topics taught in English (Foreign Literature in English Translation), we hope that you will take a moment to review further our offerings.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions; in the meantime, enjoy your visit!