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French, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #901 (ARWU) North Adams, MA, United States
The French program at Williams College offers a diverse range of courses in French and Francophone language, literature, and culture. Whether you want to improve your French language skills, prepare for study abroad in France or Morocco, or learn more about the Francophone literary and cinematic tradition, we encourage you to explore our courses and programs.
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The French program at Williams College accommodates all levels, from beginning to intermediate and advanced, and incorporate lively communicative approaches and technologies to help you improve your speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing. 

Taught by specialists in their field, our literature courses explore the riches of French and Francophone fiction—as well as cinema, art, politics, and culture—from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Revolution to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, from Francophone Europe and North America, to North Africa and the Caribbean. In addition to courses offered at Williams, we encourage students to study abroad in programs in France, Morocco, Sénégal, and other Francophone countries.


The French Program regularly sponsors film festivals, poetry slams, political debates, and discussion tables. Each year, we host two Teaching Assistants from France who lead discussion sections and offer extracurricular programs in French, such as radio shows, dinners, French TV5 sitcom nights, and weekend trips to Montréal.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The French and Haitian Revolutions
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Introduction to French Language and Francophone Cultures
  • Intermediate Studies in French Language and Francophone Cultures
  • Intermediate French II: Intermediate Studies in French Language and Francophone Culture
  • Advanced French: Advanced Studies in French Language and Francophone Culture

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Common Application, Coalition Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • Early Decision Agreement Form (Early Decision applicants ONLY)
  • SAT or ACT
  • School Report
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Recommendations

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56970 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56970 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for North Adams

  • 876 - 1820 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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