To become competitive with other non-native speakers of second languages, Alma College requires all language majors to spend a semester of study in a country or region where the target language is spoken. Many minors elect to study overseas as well, though it is not required. The Department of Modern Languages currently approves the following study abroad programs for students of French. These and other options are under regular review.
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) in Paris (for Critical Studies), Rennes, or Dakar, Senegal.
School for International Training (SIT) in Toulouse, France, for the following emphases:
- a. Cultural Integration and the New Europe.
- b. Intensive Language and Culture.
Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) in Nantes or Paris, with a choice of emphases.
The American University Center of Provence has two programs with a choice of emphases.
AHA International in Angers, France.