A professor writes French on the chalk board.

Build language skills and cultural awareness in preparation for a future in teaching, business, the arts, global affairs, journalism, and dozens of other fields.

Our deeply immersive programs allows you to enhance your love of the French language and Francophone culture.


You’ll study, live, and experience all things French:

  • Learn from world-class faculty who are experts in pedagogy, linguistics, literature, film studies, international business, political science, art history and more.
  • Discuss, debate, philosophize, share stories and explore ideas with motivated peers and instructors.
  • Delve deeply into the French language through music, theatre, photography, art, sports and leisure activities.

See a listing of past courses in Vermont and Paris.

Graduate Degree Options


Graduate degrees are for students who have already acquired graduate-level proficiency in their language and have generally studied their language for four years or longer, unless they are native speakers. Applicants who do not hold a BA, or who plan to attend for one summer only for professional development, should select the 6-week non-degree program. The GRE is not required.

  • BA (or equivalent) from regionally accredited institution
  • Graduate-level proficiency in language


Thanks to the support of generous donors (including many Language Schools alumni) and Middlebury’s commitment to provide an opportunity for as many students as possible, we are pleased to offer significant need-based financial aid and merit-based fellowships and scholarships for graduate students.

Career Outcomes

Students who earn a graduate degree in French pursue rewarding careers and opportunities in a range of fields:

MA in French

  • Doctoral programs
  • Teaching or academic administration
  • Social work
  • NGOs
  • Government agencies
  • International business sectors

MA in Applied Languages

  • Teaching French as a second Language
  • Migration and Development (NGO’s, public service community programs, etc.)
  • Heritage and Culture Tourism (museums, tourist bureaus, natural parks, etc.)

Talk to a graduate of our MA program, and you’ll likely hear them describe the remarkable language acquisition and academic achievement that has dramatically broadened their perspective and helped them to realize their career goals.

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