French Language

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These pages are currently under revision, and may not have a complete list of programs. Please contact Hannah Nevitt to explore all program options.

The following programs offer significant coursework and immersion opportunities for French Language. This is meant to highlight a variety of programs by region. Please note there are many other options available beyond what is listed. This is not a guaranteed list for credit transfer. Students must obtain department advisor approval for fulfilling degree requirements. Students must apply to both the provider through the links below, and to WWU Education Abroad

University Catalog Information: French BA, French Language w/Teaching Endorsement Option BA, French Minor can be found using the Course Description search feature. Note that these are not the only degree programs in their respective fields.

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Advisor

Cécile Hanania

Professor of French

Office: Miller Hall 126

Advising Info

Credits may be transferred towards a French major or minor if the courses are:

  • Taught entirely in French,
  • Sufficiently academic and deal with French language, linguistics, literature, or culture (at the discretion of the French advisor),
  • Graded A-F or S/U, but not pass/fail.

Majors must complete at least one 400 level course on campus.

After you decide on a program and the courses you will take abroad, you must complete the Departmental Academic Advising Esign Form with your academic advisor. The form must be completed before your program commences.   

Review Your Degree Works  

Web4U > Student > Student Records > Degree Works. Follow steps to see what you have completed, and what you still need for your degree plan. At least 50% of the credit hours required for the major/minor must be earned at Western.   

An official transcript from your program must be sent to Education Abroad for processing upon completion of your program.  

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Program Options

Study Abroad Provider

  • Independent organizations that facilitate or administer study abroad programs for students
  • Quarter, semester, academic year, calendar year, and summer
  • Pay a program fee that includes tuition, housing, etc. (varies)
  • More services provided
  • Often includes excursions, onsite pickup, varied housing options
  • Part time internships can be available for credit

Faculty-led Global Learning Program

  • WWU faculty organize and lead academic programs abroad
  • Quarter, summer, and academic breaks
  • Earn WWU credits and learn from WWU faculty abroad while studying with other WWU students
  • Pay tuition and fees at WWU in addition to a program fee for onsite costs

Western Exchange

  • Bilateral agreements between WWU and universities abroad to exchange students
  • Chance of placement is high
  • Semester and year-long options
  • Pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees
  • Room & board paid onsite
  • Take courses with international students at universities abroad
  • Eligibility requirements vary
  • More independent and less services

ISEP Exchange

  • ISEP stands for International Student Exchange Program
  • Students can choose from over 135 universities in 36 different countries
  • Students provide ISEP with a list of preferred sites. Chance of placement varies from site to site.
  • Semester & year-long options only
  • Pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees
  • Room & board paid to WWU
  • Take courses with international students at universities abroad
  • More independent and less services provided

Research, Fellowships & Grants

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Scholarship for Pell Grant eligible students

Award amount: Grants averaging up to $3,000 for Summer, $5,000 for Semester/Quarter, $8,000 for Critical Language Study

Africa

Cameroon

SIT - Cameroon Development & Social Change, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Morocco

ISA - Meknes, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

Reunion Island - France

ISEP - Université de la Réunion, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Senegal

CIEE - Senegal - Language & Culture, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Central America

Antilles

ISEP - Université des Antilles, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Europe

France

Switzerland

North America

Canada

Canada - Summer in Montreal, Summer Quarter