• Study French at UMass

    French & Francophone Studies at UMass Amherst is an interdisciplinary, globally focused program that offers undergraduate and graduate level study in the language, literature, and culture of French and francophone civilizations of the world. Students have opportunities to undertake advanced work in a humanistic discipline and enhance their global learning through knowledge of the broad French and francophone intellectual traditions.


2017 CHFA Graduation Ceremony

May 13, 2017

The French & Francophone Studies Program would like to warmly congratulate all the French majors who were honoured at the CHFA Graduation Ceremony on Saturday May 13. Toutes nos félicitations!

Sara J. Hickey, UMass Amherst Senior from Cummaquid, among ‘29 Who Shine’ Honored at State House

May 11, 2017

AMHERST, Mass. – Sara J. Hickey of Cummaquid, a University of Massachusetts Amherst senior majoring in public health, legal studies and French, was honored May 5 at the State House during the state...

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French Café Hour

Every Monday, Herter Hall 3rd floor lobby
1:30 pm


TCF : Test de connaissance du français

Location not set
10:00 am

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Why study French?

French and Francophone Studies encompasses both the mastery of French language skills and the study of the broad French and francophone intellectual traditions, including the literature, culture and history of France, French Canada and other francophone countries in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Along with a high level of competence in an important world language, majors acquire a broad knowledge of one of the world’s most dynamic cultural traditions and its complex relations with other countries and cultures around the world. 

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