Aside from general meetings, the French Club hosts numerous events throughout the year to give students the opportunity to practice French outside the classroom. Some recent events include movie nights, crème brûlée nights, crêpe nights, French cheese nights, cooking classes, game nights, and much more! No need for fluency here, but a desire to learn and have a great time! Vive la France!French Club
On Feb. 23, François Rabelais University honored Professor Angèle Kingué for her work to promote the exceptional partnership between the French university and Bucknell by awarding her a University Medal. Kingué received the award from François Rabelais President Loïc Vaillant at a ceremony held on the campus in Tours, France.Read more
Master a language spoken by millions of people worldwide.
Live with a French family in Tours for a semester or a year through our Bucknell en France program. Dine at the French Table.
Our professors combine their expertise in the literatures, cultures and societies of contemporary France, Francophone Africa, Quebec and the Caribbean with innovative pedagogies that make the best use of current technologies and multimedia.
The French and Francophone studies program at Bucknell has four stages: basic language skills; building on language skills; direct experience in the culture; and advanced studies in French language, literature and culture.
Through the use of computer technology and multimedia such as films, radio and the web, students interact in French constantly with instructors and their peers. In some classes, simulations of real life in France prepare students for their participation in our study-abroad program, Bucknell en France.
Although American and French societies have much in common, French values and thought patterns are often distinctly different from ours, so that the study of these cultures opens up a new perspective on the world. Students increase their own sensitivity and awareness, discovering the truth in the saying "To know another language is to possess another soul."
A weekly French Table and guest speakers bring France and the Francophone world to Bucknell.
"You can have two completely different experiences studying theater — one in the classroom, where you can read and study literary analysis, and the other at a performance, where all these other aspects of a play are opened up."
Recently, Bucknell French students have interned at:
Bucknell en France provides an opportunity for all Bucknell students to enrich their education by studying in France for an academic year or semester. The program is located in Tours, 150 miles southwest of Paris. Students live with French families and take courses from French professors.
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France's economy is the fifth largest in the world (2009); more than 1,200 French companies have subsidiaries in the United States. The country plays a leading role in the European Community, the largest integrated market in the world. French, with English, is the most important language of international organizations (UN, UNESCO, International Monetary Fund, World Health Organization).
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