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French, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
French-speaking communities exist in many parts of the world, including Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific. This diversity is reflected in the Department of French and Francophone Studies curriculum which is designed to promote understanding and awareness of the language, literatures, and cultures of the French-speaking world.

Overview

The department offers employment opportunities for qualified students to be drill instructors for Elementary French, or academic interns who hold conversation classes and offer tutoring. All native or non-native speakers of French are invited to participate in the drill instructor try-outs which are held annually in September. The two academic interns are senior French majors selected by the department.

Upon graduating, majors and correlates in French have obtained internships and teaching assistantships in French-speaking countries and have earned advanced degrees in such fields as business, comparative literature, cultural studies, education, law, and medicine. Many French majors pursue a double-major with art history, economics, English, Hispanic studies, or one of the physical sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary French
  • Basic French Review
  • Meeting Places: Bars, Streets, Cafés
  • Intermediate French I
  • The Francophone World Through Text, Sound, and Image

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

Admission to Vassar is highly selective. Although we weigh a number of factors in the admission decision, the most important is academic ability, as demonstrated by performance in high school. We also consider personal strengths, motivation, and potential as evidenced in essays, recommendations, and out-of-class involvements. Standardized test scores are also reviewed, as an indicator of academic aptitude.While we do not prescribe a specific secondary school program, we expect applicants to have elected the most demanding courses available. Therefore, we recommend students elect four years of English, Mathematics, Laboratory Science, History or Social Science, and Foreign Language. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56130 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56130 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Poughkeepsie

  • 1138 - 2480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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