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October 14, 2022


Senior Carly Dow Awarded the Class of 1976 Scholarship

August 16, 2021

Carly Dow (BA, French and Frandophone Studies, 2021) has been awarded this year's Class of 1976 Scholarship, which provides support to a University of Massachusetts Amherst Bachelor's degree...

Senior Shrayana Haldar Headed to MIT

March 18, 2021

All of us at French and Francophone would like to offer heartfelt congratulations to one of our most distinguished students, Shrayana Haldar, a senior Linguistics and French major, who has been...

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French Movie Night

Herter 227
6:30 pm


Café Français

Herter Hall 3rd Floor Lobby
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm


French TAs End of the Semester Party!

301 Herter Hall
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

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Why study French?

Because French opens doors! In today’s interconnected world, knowledge of foreign languages and cultures will enhance your prospects in almost any career. And French is a great choice: It’s a widely used official working language in countless political, business, and cultural organizations across Europe, Africa, and the Americas. It’s also the third most important business language and the fifth most widely used language in the world, with hundreds of millions of speakers spread over five continents.

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