Welcome to the French Studies Program at Cornell University

The French Studies Program at Cornell promotes teaching and research on the French and Francophone worlds. It also serves as a resource center for teachers of French in upstate New York.

The French Studies Program organizes throughout the academic year lectures, colloquia, and other events dealing with various aspects of France and the Francophone countries (art, culture, thought, society).

In Cornell, French Studies actively contributes to creative and collective research from all the disciplines. In inviting innovative and distinguished speakers from different countries, the Program favors an atmosphere of intellectual exchange between undergrads, graduate students and scholars on campus.

The French Studies Program, with the support of the College of Arts and Sciences, has been established thanks to a grant from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy designating Cornell University as a “Centre Interdisciplinaire.”