Bowdoin French Department


The French section of the Department of Romance Languages is an active group of professors and students who bring the French-speaking world alive through a wide range of cooperative activities. Classes range from beginning language to advanced seminars on literature, history, film and other aspects of French and Francophone culture. Small classes ensure that students have ample opportunity to speak French. Some courses include a community outreach component, such as partnerships with local schools, interviews of French-speaking war veterans and work with local Franco-Americans. Learn more »

Study Away

Study Away

Bowdoin students take their French skills abroad and have rich cultural experiences.

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Student and Faculty Research

Student and Faculty Research

Bowdoin's French Students and Faculty research a wide range of topics.

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News and Events

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Featured Alumni

Bowdoin History AlumniGraduates follow many professional paths, putting their French to use in a wide variety of contexts.   Learn more »