Carleton’s French and Francophone Studies Department organizes an annual Spring Term Program in Paris. Classes are held in the heart of the famous Left Bank, with various excursions to sites throughout the capital. Coursework typically focuses on literary and cultural studies, language, art history, and political science.

Students stay with carefully selected French families and discover Paris while immersing themselves in French life and language. Each program includes a one-week trip to Morocco.

A Winter Break Program in Senegal is also offered during alternating years, led by Chérif Keïta. Senegal served as the gate through which millions of Africans were forcibly transported to the New World and the base of West African colonial occupation by France and its European rivals. Today, it is a regional center of culture and cosmopolitanism.

Program Participants spend two weeks in the land of Teranga (hospitality), encountering Senegal’s rich history and contemporary culture.

Non-Carleton Programs

Carleton students’ choices are not limited to these programs. Some programs organized by other schools and organizations are already approved by the College (requiring only a short application to Off Campus Studies).

Pre-approved programs include:

If students would like to study with another program not already approved or recommended by the College, they may petition to have a new program approved. For general information on study abroad opportunities, visit Carleton’s Off-Campus Studies website.