Francophone Study Abroad

When you are ready to put those language courses to the test, Middlebury has options for you to take those skills abroad!


The School in France offers both academic-year and semester-long programs in three locations. Bordeaux is a larger city with a rich culinary and wine growing tradition; Paris - the cosmopolitan capital at the heart of France; and Poitiers- a quintessential French town with a strong university and student culture.  




Fulani Girl in Dschang, Cameroon

The School in Cameroon offers an experience in African culture with studies conducted in French.  Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon, is an ideal place for immersion into Francophone African life.  Based at the Université catholique de l’Afrique centrale, with all classes conducted entirely in French, students on the Middlebury program in Cameroon will be able to take courses in several disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Students from any academic discipline planning to participate in a program in Paris or Cameroon must have completed two full years of college credit at the time they undertake their study abroad; they must have taken at least one course beyond FREN 205 before going to France or Cameroon; and they must have an overall average of at least B- and an average in French of at least B. We expect all applicants to demonstrate their commitment to French by continuous study of French from the time of their enrollment at Middlebury, and to maintain their academic level if they are accepted. Students applying for a semester only are required to take FREN 230 or FREN 221.

Department of French

Le Château
139 Château Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753