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French Program at UGA

New OPTIONS FOR THE FRENCH MAJOR: Option 1 French or Option 2 Area of Emphasis French Studies

In addition to French language courses, we offer a wide variety of classes that address global Francophonie, or French-speaking regions around the world.  With excellent language skills and training in literature, media, culture, history, and politics, our French and French Studies majors graduate well-equipped to enter a variety of professional schools and careers.  Follow the links on this page to learn more about our course offerings, degree requirements, study abroad and immersion opportunities, weekly discussion groups, and other French-related activities.  

Take a look at the French Consulate in Atlanta's page to learn more about the thriving partnership between France and Georgia!


Degree Requirements

Deciding between a French minor and a French major? Our major (French or French Studies track) is now just 24 credit hours, so it is easier to pair with a wide range of other majors! Questions: contact Kate Daley-Bailey at

Study Abroad

UGA en France

The UGA en France program is back this year with richness and course variety for Summer '24! Since its founding in 2004, hundreds students have participated in the summer session in Montpellier. The application is open on the OGE portal!! We’ll accept applications from qualified students until the program fills. Contact Director, Dr. Debbie Bell for more information. / 312 Gilbert Hall.

Students of French also have available the academic year or semester exchange program at the Université Jean Moulin, Lyon 3 and the semester or summer program at the Institute for American Universities (IAU) Aix-en-Provence in France.  Semester or academic year exchange opportunities are also available in Quebec, Canada through the National Student Exchange program, and in summer through UNG's French in Quebec at Laval University.  Ask your faculty instructors about additional immersion, internship, and work opportunities in Francophone countries.

gate montpellier

French Language Campus Residential Community


Graduate Reading Lists


Elaina Davis studies Electrical Engineering at the University of Georgia. In the spring of 2020, she completed an Honors Option in French 3030 wherein she explores, through illustrations of Jean de La Fontaine’s fable Le corbeau et le renard and Alphonse de Lamartine’s L’Automne, the narrative potential of Bande dessinée in poetry. Her original creations show a thoughtful use of speech and thought bubbles, narrative captions, iconic representation, and a variety of panel styles set in innovative layouts. – Our congratulations on a job well done!

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bande dessinée

bande dessinée

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