Did you know?

  • French is spoken by over 200 million people around the world and is an official language in 33 countries (more than any other language, after English).
  • French is the second most commonly taught second language in the world (after English).
  • French offers a linguistic and cultural bridge between Europe, North Africa, and West Africa.

At Carleton we offer:

  • A major in French & Francophone Studies (with literature and cultural studies tracks).
  • An interdisciplinary minor in French & Francophone Studies.
  • A minor in French.
  • Faculty-led off-campus programs in France and Senegal.
  • Many consortial programs in other parts of the francophone world.

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