• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
The Vanderbilt University offers majors in French, French and European Studies, and Italian and European Studies, and minors in French and Italian. The study of the French and Italian languages and cultures prepares students for a wide variety of careers and also leads to an appreciation of other cultures.
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Overview

Key facts about the French major:

  • Senior faculty members teach courses at all levels, including some sections of first and second year courses. Many students participate in the Vanderbilt-In-France or the Vanderbilt-In-Italy study abroad programs. Activities organized by the department include lectures by visiting professors, films, concerts by Francophone artists, and symposia.
  • The Vanderbilt University offers a wide variety of courses each semester from introductory language and literature, to special topics seminars. Recent examples include: Literature and Law; Medical French, French for Business; The Contemporary Press and Media; Francophone literature; French and Francophone Cinema; French Feminisms; Early Modern Literature and Medicine; Travel Literature; Contemporary Italian Cinema; Classic Italian Cinema; Dante’s Divine Comedy; City Fictions; Literature and Science in France, 1750-1880; and Italian Society and Culture. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Literature and Law
  • Medical French
  • French for Business
  • The Contemporary Press and Media

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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General Requirements

  • All required parts of the Coalition Application, Common Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Optional for students applying for fall 2021 entry:  SAT or ACT scores 
  • Official results of the TOEFL, TOEFL Special Home Edition, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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