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Undergraduate Research

The French & Francophone Studies curriculum is research-driven. All our classes include research projects of different kinds. We offer several opportunities specifically for you to explore a topic of your choice:

  • Students in our study abroad programs conduct on-site research projects.
  • Our required capstone seminars, FREN 450, include a research project.
  • You could spend a year conducting your own research project through the Honors Program.
  • You might spend a semester working on your own research project by taking FREN 411, an independent study course.

French & Francophone Studies students have a chance to present their research during the annual Fête de la Recherche, our student research conference.

The Fête de la Recherche is generally hosted by students enrolled in an Advanced Seminar. It features presentations of students’ original research projects, and provides information on study-abroad and scholarship opportunities. If you are considering further work in French & Francophone Studies, come to the Fête to find out more and be inspired!

Research Funding

Our McCormack-Reboussin fellowships in French & Francophone Studies support students conducting summer research projects. The Charles Center coordinates many scholarships and grants to fund student research.