COVID-19: Essential Information

Hirschfield International Film Series 2021-2022

Extraordinary international and independent films, in-person and online most Saturdays from September through May.  Free and open to the public.

In-person screenings will take place at 3:00pm and 8:00pm in Axinn 232 this Fall and are currently limited to our on-campus community of students, faculty, and staff who have been approved to be on campus.  All current campus guidelines must be followed including the use of well-fitting face coverings inside.  Seating capacity is limited to 65 for each screening.

News & Events

We're thrilled to announce that
the French Department will be 
awarding a NEW PRIZE to a
graduating French Major this coming May.

Thank you to 
Dr. Edwin Joseph Hamblet M.A. 1964
for recognizing our students in French and Francophone Studies.

Hirschfield International Film Series 2020-2021

Extraordinary foreign and independent films, streamed online most Saturdays via Virtual Cinema.  Free and open to the public.  Dates may vary.  Times may vary.  Attendance restrictions may vary.

The Hirschfield International Film Series runs from September through May.  New titles are being added monthly so check back regularly and subscribe to ArtsMail to stay informed about upcoming screenings.

Middlebury College is taking immediate measures in response to current health events. Due to these restrictions on visitors and gatherings, ALL ARTS EVENTS THROUGH APRIL 12 HAVE BEEN CANCELED.

Hirschfield International Film Series 2019-2020

Extraordinary foreign and independent films, screened on most Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. in Dana Auditorium at the Sunderland Language Center, plus special events and lectures (times vary; see listings for details).

Hirschfield International Film Series 2018-2019

Extraordinary foreign and independent films, screened on Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. in Dana Auditorium at the Sunderland Language Center, plus special events and lectures (times vary; see listings for details). Free and open to the public.

Please note that all screenings will take place in Dana Auditorium.

Each year the French Department honors an outstanding graduating senior with the Stephen A. Freeman Prize.  The award was established in 2002 with proceeds from the Stephen A. Freeman fund, a generous gift from Jerry and Carol Waldorf Lohr '58 to support undergraduate instruction in French. 

Opportunities in French

Internships in France

If you are an American citizen between the ages of 20 and 30 with a proficiency in French and an interest in education, then the Teaching Assistant Program in France is for you!

· Spend 7-9 months in France with a stipend
· Master the French language through linguistic immersion
· Acquire valuable teaching experience
· Gain privileged insights into contemporary France

For more information, please visit the website