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French Studies

When you study French at the University of San Francisco, you're starting a conversation with more than 220 million French speakers around the globe, expanding your career possibilities after you leave campus, and exploring a rich, celebrated history of art, film, philosophy, and literature.

The French Studies programs at the University of San Francisco explores the literary and cultural heritage of the Francophone world, equipping students with the linguistic and cultural skills to pursue graduate school, careers, or volunteer work in a variety of countries. USF also sponsors international programs at ILCF in Paris, University of Lille Catholique in Lille and more. Together, these resources provide graduates with the communication skills and real-world experience necessary to be productive citizens of the world.


See our catalog for requirements and courses.

Study Abroad

French majors and minors are strongly encouraged to study abroad and spend a semester or a junior-year in a French or francophone speaking country.

USF sponsors several international programs for students:

  • Université Catholique de Lille
  • Boston University Paris Internship
  • Institut de Langue et de Culture Françaises
  • American University in Paris
  • IESEG School of Management
  • Sciences Po

Learn more about studying abroad

Willis Keats

French Studies Major Keats Willis

"French Studies makes you feel like you’re part of a family. The teachers help you learn the language, choose classes, study abroad, and even talking about your future plans with French."